Since October last year, me and Azka routinely come to this playgroup by Artworks! and Temple Landing. It is called The Learning Studio. But I don’t know why, there are not so many parents and child participate for this program…Only 5 children (maximal) and sometimes even just 2 children (including the instructor’s son). Which is sad because this program is very different among all the playgroups, it is focus more to art.
This week, we do something different than the other meetings…Usually we stay at the studio and do creative projects by using different kind of art materials (there are many of paint supplies in different forms that I never seen or use before, so fun!). Last Tuesday, we went out for a StoryWalk to Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust’s (DNRT) Knowles Reserve. What is StoryWalk? Basically we do the tracking and enjoy the nature as well as reading the pages of the featured book that we found along the trail.
StoryWalk is the opportunity to share a book with your children as you wander from page to page down a nature trail. Celebrate the joy of reading and a taste of the great outdoors!
The featured book this time is Over In The Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats. I never read the book to Azka before, but we listened and watched the video from YouTube several times (I got it from Winda, again, haha). So this is very familiar for us and we enjoyed singing the counting-rhymes song all the way of the tracking…!
The StoryWalk started on Friday, May 11 and run through Sunday, May 20. These are self-guided walks and participants can enjoy them anytime from dawn to dusk. For directions and more information, go to www.dnrt.org or call the DNRT at (508) 991-2289.
Oh, and if you live in New Bedford (and surrounding area) & have kids (or being a caregiver of) 0-3 years old, I suggest you to join this very good playgroup:
Learning Studio: Early Literacy 0-3 years old (Learning through the Arts)
Tuesdays: 9:30-11:00 am.
Temple Landing Community Center
370 Middle St. New Bedford, MA.
Picture books, reading, songs, movement, role play and visual art engaging the natural curiosity of children. This program support parents and caregivers as their children’s first teachers and implement an arts based early learning experience with developmentally appropriate practices, building a foundation for future academic success. Totally Free.