Children's May Programs

                                                                                      April 2018

***Featured Programs***

5/23  Tonewood Family Music at 1:30pm

Nurture musical growth in your child as you experience music together. Serious learning disguised as ridiculous fun! Space is limited to the first 14 young children and their parents. Please arrive early.

 

 

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5/6  Read with a Dog at 1pm

Come and read a story with a friendly dog at the Read with a Dog program!

 

 

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Regulary Scheduled Programs

Babytime on Fridays at 10am

Dates: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25

Please join us for songs, rhymes and play time with your babies. This is a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to have bonding time with their little ones.

 

 

 

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Curious Chinese on Sundays at 4pm

Dates: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27

Want to get your child started learning a second language? Try Curious Chinese, a class designed for young children to begin learning the basics of the Chinese language.

Have you heard of the many academic, cognitive, and cultural benefits kids receive when they learn a second language? The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages website lists many individual benefits for you to check out and each one links to a specific study that provided those results. Younger children are especially receptive to learning second languages.

Want to get your child started learning a second language? Try Curious Chinese, a class designed for young children to begin learning the basics of the Chinese language. Not only is a second language a valuable skill, Chinese is the most spoken language in the world according to Infoplease.

Curious Chinese class will be taught by Instructor Guilian, a native Chinese speaker, using a well reviewed curriculum. Guilian has two sons of her own and has experience teaching at the HuaGen Chinese school, in addition to her work as a scientist (Ph.D in Neuropathy and Physiology) at the University of Florida. She is looking forward to introducing children to a new language. Parents can attend this class with their children ages 3-10 on Sundays from 4-5pm at the Tower Road library.

As always, this is a free program offered to the public.

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LEGOspace on Mondays at 3:30pm

Dates: 5/7, 5/14, 5/21

Please join us for LEGOspace where kids can have an hour to work together (or separately) and build something awesome with LEGOS.

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MAKERspace Fridays on Fridays at 3:30pm

Dates: 5/11, 5/18

Come to the library and tinker, build and experiment with cool gizmos, doohickeys, watchamacallits, and other materials. It will be a blast!

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Music and Movement on Tuesdays at 11am

Dates: 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29

Join us for Music and Movement where you and your little one can jam out and dance to some fun music!

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Storytime on Wednesdays at 11am

Dates: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30

Please join us for our preschool storytime with songs, stories, rhymes and more!

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Read with a Dog on Wednesdays at2:30pm

Dates: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30

Come and read a story with a friendly dog at the Read with a Dog program!

 

 

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Sensory Storytime on Tuesdays at 10am

Dates: 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29

Join us for a special storytime created in cooperation with the Center for Autism Related Disorders (CARD) This storytime will introduce children to the library and rhythms of storytime in a gentle, fun and enriching manner.

For more information from the Center for Autism Related Disorders (CARD), you can visit their site https://centerforautism.com/. Or you can also visit UF's CARD page as well http://card.ufl.edu/