The Parent Child Workshop is the signature program of a Family Place Library.  This workshop is for babies 6 months to 3 years and parents or caregivers (Siblings 5 years and younger are welcome). Spend time together, play, experience art activities and meet new friends. Community Resource Specialists discuss child development, speech and hearing, nutrition, and play and movement.

Classes

  • Mondays at 10:30 am (1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes) Runs the first 5 weeks during the Early Literacy Class session

  • Saturdays at 9:00 am (1 hour) Runs 4 weeks during the Early Literacy Class session.
  • Not offered during the Spring Session (Fall, Late Fall & Winter Only).

What parents may get out of the Parent Child Workshop

  • Increased awareness of library services

  • Increased awareness of community agencies

  • Lessened isolation new parents often feel

  • Broader knowledge of child development

  • Support in your role of “Parent as the child’s first teacher”

  • Support and ideas for reading to your child

  • Encouragement and empowerment in your parenting role

What children may get out of the Parent Child Workshop

  • Social and verbal interaction

  • An increase in attention span

  • Stronger bond between parent and child

  • Additional early learning and eventual school success

  • Access to developmentally appropriate materials

  • Becoming Lifelong Learners

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 26, 2020

Virtual RMP - Read, Music, Play (for Children 0-3 & Parents/Caregivers)

9:30am – 9:50am

Parents & 0-3 year olds, join Howell Library staff over Zoom for an interactive experience featuring some favorite rhymes, songs, & stories. Siblings welcome! Geared ...

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3 seats left
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Outdoor RMP - Read, Music, Play (for Children 0-3 years old & Parents/Caregivers)

11:00am – 11:20am

Parents/caregivers & 0-3 year olds, join Howell Library staff on the library lawn, socially distanced, for an outdoor Early Literacy experience featuring some favorite rhymes, songs...

Location:
Library Lawn
Availability:
21 seats left
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Outdoor Family Early Literacy Class (for Children ages 3-5 & Parents/Caregivers)

11:00am – 11:30am

Parents/caregivers & 3-5 year olds, join Howell Library staff on the library lawn, socially distanced, for an outdoor Early Literacy experience featuring some favorite rhymes, songs, &...

Location:
Library Lawn
Availability:
21 seats left
Thursday, October 29, 2020

Virtual Family Early Literacy Class (for Children 3-5 & Parents/Caregivers)

9:30am – 10:00am

Parents & 3-5 year olds, join Howell Library staff over Zoom for an interactive experience featuring some favorite rhymes, songs, & stories. The The Family class is geared more for 3...

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12 seats left
Monday, November 2, 2020

Virtual RMP - Read, Music, Play (for Children 0-3 & Parents/Caregivers)

9:30am – 9:50am

Parents & 0-3 year olds, join Howell Library staff over Zoom for an interactive experience featuring some favorite rhymes, songs, & stories. Siblings welcome! Geared ...

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Availability:
25 seats left
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