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Apr 16 or 17: LittleWits! Picture-book experiences for ages 4-6 from LitWits®

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 9:00 AM

See calendar below for more upcoming sessions.  LittleWits is loads of LitWitty fun for littles, ages 4-6! In LittleWits, our amazing teacher, Suzanne Andersen, reads carefully selected picture books that tie in to the "big kids" literature workshop we’re holding upstairs at the same time. Suzanne's choices will focus on the same setting, culture, themes, or character traits. You don’t have to have older kids in our workshops to sign up for LittleWits, but if you do, the whole family can now have LitWits fun! Including you, because now you’ll have three whole hours to yourself!  Between readings, Suzanne leads creative activities and projects that help the stories “stick” in little minds. And of course, throughout all that, she prompts conversations about the things that matter. LittleWits is so much fun, and so high-impact! We all know how important it is to read aloud to young children, and picture books offer such gentle, simple “ways in” to talking about feelings, ideas, and character. It’s especially rich ground for conversations about self-control, kindness, and courage. LittleWits provides: big life lessons from beautiful books literary fun for ages 4-6 (whether or not they have siblings in our literature workshops for ages 7+/10+) hands-on activities that create positive associations with reading inspiration for little ones to learn to read, and grow to love great books special family connections with siblings who’ve been reading the “older” book for a workshop shared experiences for the family, all focused on a classic book and related topics in picture books free time for parents! YES! All this, and lifelong memories of wonderful picture books. Because our goal is the same as yours: to have your littles grow up to love great books! Instructor:  We’re so proud and pleased to have Suzanne Andersen as our newest crew member on board the good ship LitWits! She’s a kindred spirit with a giant heart for kids, a passion for books, and an experiential teaching philosophy.  She’s been an Ocean Grove tutor for many years, and has extensive experience teaching children of all ages and capacities in loving, creative ways.  Her training, knowledge, and abilities are matched by her extreme kindness, compassion, and patience.  Suzanne is much beloved by all, and we know your littles will love her. Ages: 4-6 Dates and Times: Th Apr 16th 9-12 and 1-4, Fr Apr 17th 9-12 (during our literature workshop for older kids, upstairs)  What we're reading and why: We'll be reading and experiencing picture books relating to The Boxcar Children No. 1   --for instance, stories that have the same setting, culture, themes, or character traits. As mentioned above, this is so that siblings in LittleWits and older workshops can share what they've learned with each other. It's not necessary to have a sibling enrolled in a workshop, though, and there's no preparation necessary. Here's the whole calendar (click here to register): FALL Th Sep 5th 9-12 and 1-4,  Fr Sep 6th 9-12; picture books relating to A Single Shard Th Oct 3rd 9-12 and 1-4,  Fr Oct 4th 9-12: picture books relating to Caddie Woodlawn Th Oct 31st 9-12 and 1-4, Fr Nov 1st 9-12:  picture books relating to Homer Price Th Nov 14th 9-12 and 1-4, Fr Nov 15th 9-12:  picture books relating to Gentle Ben Th Dec 12th 9-12 and 1-4, Fr Dec 13th 9-12 and 1-4, Sat Dec 14th 9-12: picture books relating to The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe  SPRING Th Jan 23rd 9-12 and 1-4, Fr Jan 24th 9-12:  picture books relating to Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman Th Feb 6th 9-12 and 1-4, Fr Feb 7th 9-12:  books relating to Snow Treasure Th Mar 5th 9-12 and 1-4, Fr Mar 6th 9-12:  books relating to Along Came A Dog Th Apr 16th 9-12 and 1-4, Fr Apr 17th 9-12:  books relating to The Boxcar Children No. 1  Th May 14th 9-12 and 1-4, Fr May 15th 9-12:  books relating to Misty of Chincoteague  More dates possible: If we add a Friday afternoon workshop session, we’ll also add a Friday afternoon LittleWits

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