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PBS KIDS Family Creative Learning Workshop – Health and Nutrition 

PBS KIDS Family Creative Learning is a series of workshops that focus on learning through creative play and exploration! The STEM based, multi-generation engagement program is created for children ages 5-8 (younger/older siblings are welcomed) and is designed to activate creative and collaborative learning using PBS KIDS media and resources. Each session is divided into four areas: EAT, EXPLORE, MAKE and SHARE! Families will enjoy a delicious catered dinner, work together on Health & Wellness themed projects and share with one another. Thursdays @ 6-8 pm:

  • Session 1: Nutrition – April 4
  • Session 2: Fit and Fun (exercise) – April 11
  • Session 3: Healthy Habits – April 18
  • Session 4: Safety and Health – April 25

A facilitator from WQED will be available to instruct and support families as they work together. This is a grant-funded program sponsored by The Jefferson Regional Foundation.  Registration for the April 4 workshop will include all four workshops. Participants must be able to attend all four workshops. 

Book Cooks 
In this beginning-to-cook class, young chefs (preschool-grade 2) will develop an appetite for nutritious foods while being introduced to books that reinforce social and academic skills. Experience new foods and new books. Please see website for supplies to bring to each class. Registration required.
Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm: 

Brushes Before Bedtime

Join us for a night of family art using various techniques and leave with a masterpiece designed by your entire family! We will provide all the supplies and art smocks…your family provides the creativity and fun! No age limit requirements. A “how to draw” segment will be included in each program.  A “how to draw” segment will be included in each program. Registration required.
Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm:

One Book, Every Young Child Family Night – Monday, May 13 @ 6:30 pm

One Book, Every Young Child is a Pennsylvania initiative that promotes the importance of early literacy development for children ages 12 months to age five. A book is selected annually by a committee of early childhood educators, librarians and museum educators. The selected book encourages children’s imaginations and love of reading. The 2019 One Book selections are Barnyard Banter and Not a Box.  Join us for a fun family night exploring these books and participating in related hands-on STEM activities.  Please bring a shoe box or small box to the program for each child attending. Registration required.

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