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Growing Healthy Children

A STARS Training Series

Earn STARS Credits for free. Each workshop is worth 2 STARS credits. Please preregister online by clicking here. Funding provided by Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

Learn how flannel boards can be used to develop emergent reading in young children. Participants will make a portable flannel board and will have time to practice with it. Discover library resources to help continue to make flannel board stories.

Oak Harbor Library
Tuesday, April 29 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Lake Stevens Library
Saturday, May 10 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lynnwood Library
Sunday, May 18 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Children are active learners. In this training, you will learn fun music and movement activities to use with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers that build early literacy skills. For parents, grandparents, caregivers, and early childhood educators. 

Mukilteo Library
Saturday, April 19 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Freeland Library
Tuesday, April 29 • 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Stanwood Library
Tuesday, May 6 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Discover how you can easily incorporate puppets into your circle time or any time in the classroom to encourage and grow early literacy skills and learning in a way that motivates and excites children. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn participatory stories, resources and explore ways of using puppets to reflect the diversity of your classroom.

Marysville Library
Saturday, April 12 • 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Edmonds Library
Monday, April 28 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Granite Falls Library
Tuesday, April 29 • 5:30 - 7:30 pm

There is a natural correlation between math and science principles and Early Literacy Skills, which makes storytime a great time to teach both! This workshop is designed for early learning professionals who work with pre-schoolers and pre-kindergarteners. Participants will: identify ways to integrate math and science into storytime; discover ways to develop learning experiences that enhance a child's innate sense of wonder; and learn about storytime resources available from Sno-Isle Libraries.

Coupeville Library
Saturday, April 19 • 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Snohomish Library
Thursday, May 15 • 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Sultan Library
Saturday, May 17 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Incorporating music into storytime or circle time fosters early literacy. Learn techniques for incorporating music even if you can't sing, and discover new resources for creating multicultural musical storytimes.

Monroe Library
Saturday, April 26 • 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Mill Creek Library
Sunday, April 27 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountlake Terrace Library
Tuesday, May 20 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm

It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people,
that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass.
- Eudora Welty

Sno-Isle Libraries Administrative & Service Center, 7312 35th Ave NE, Marysville, WA 98271-7417
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