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Learn how to get your kids “Movin’ and Groovin'” with this free workshop!

Learn how to get your kids “Movin’ and Groovin'” with this free workshop!

If you’ve been to a storytime at any Jefferson County Public Library location, you know that children’s librarians are all about using song and dance to engage children in active learning. In fact, I’ve never been to a storytime that didn’t involve some sort of physical activity.

One of the very best ways to prepare young children for reading is through movement and play, which is why everyone at Jefferson County Public Library is super excited for the upcoming  Movin’ and Grovin’ workshop with author, educator, and physical activity specialist, Rae Pica.

Parents, teachers, and caregivers will love this FREE workshop on October 14th at 6:30 p.m. Leave the kiddos at home so you aren’t distracted while you learn all about the relationship between physical activity and the brain; the value of play; and how to use movement, play, and active learning to nurture a child’s ability to learn to read and think. 

raeRae is the author of 17 books, including Experiences in Movement, Great Games for Young Children, Jump into Literacy, and A Running Start: How Play, Physical Activity and Free Time Create a Successful Child and her expertise has been shared with groups like the Sesame Street Research Department, the Head Start Bureau, Centers for Disease Control, the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues, Gymboree, and state health departments throughout the country! She’s even served on the task force of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) that created national guidelines for early childhood physical activity.

Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 p.m.

Lakewood Cultural Center

470 South Allison Parkway

Lakewood, Colorado

If you spend lots of time with a kid under the age of five, you have got to check out this free event. The library also encourages you to save your seat so they know how many people to expect!

Mile High Mamas
Author: Mile High Mamas

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  1. Tutorial on how to be a fun mom. Sounds like a blast!

  2. I’ve read some of her books. Very cool she’s coming here.

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