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Family Fun Night: drive-in movies!

This fall I’m revamping my evening programs and trying out a different time in the hopes of being able to reach a bigger audience. One of these programs is Family Fun Night, a monthly program with a different theme/activity each month for families and kids of all ages. First up, drive in movies! Each kid made their own cardboard box car (some with help from parents), and then we had popcorn while watching a few Disney short films on the big screen.

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Little Makers: gravity painting

This fall I am starting a new preschool program, Little Makers, once a month on Saturday mornings. All of our preschool-only programs have been during the week, so I wanted another option for parents who work and a chance to explore making and STEAM with the little ones. When I was planning the program, I borrowed a lot of ideas and inspiration from Carissa (seriously, she’s gonna think I’m getting creepy), and other art/stem preschool program rockstars (Kendra, Amy).

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Bilingual storytime: Estamos en un libro!

My bilingual family storytimes all follow the same outline, and I fill in the blanks with books, flannel stories, apps and activities!

Although this program had a low attendance, I wrangled some older kids who were hanging out in the children’s room this evening with the promise of cookies and Mo Willems, and they LOVED┬áthis fun classic.

Book: Estamos en un libro!/We are in a book! by Mo Willems.

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As I do, I read first in English, then in Spanish. One older girl translated to English as I read the Spanish version, and I was impressed with her combined Spanish/remembering skills. Continue reading Bilingual storytime: Estamos en un libro!