Connecting for Kids’ Winter Programs

Connecting for Kids’ Winter Programs

Music Therapy & More via Zoom SUBMITTED BY CONNECTING FOR KIDS

Connecting for Kids provides education and support to families with concerns about their child. It serves all families, including children with and without formal diagnoses. Each month, it offers in-person or virtual educational programs and other resources. Here are just a few happening in January.

Sensory Creations: Hot Chocolate Cloud Dough
Pick up supplies and instructions for favorite all-inclusive, sensory activities. Registration opens two weeks before pickup. All ages. Pickup begins Monday, January 17, at Avon Lake Public Library.

Behavior Chat A: Tools for Taming Big Emotions
Do you want strategies to motivate your child toward positive behavior? Do you wish you had a kit filled with proactive “tools” you could use to get ahead of meltdowns before they start? Learn how to use the tools in a Behavior Toolkit to help your child control behavior and manage emotions. Each attendee will receive a free Behavior Toolkit. This program is designed for children with or without developmental concerns. At each session, Ochanya McRoberts-Wells, MEd, will discuss the theme of the month and answer your questions on a variety of topics, which can be asked during the program or submitted upon registration. Tuesday, January 25, 7 p.m. Virtual.

Musical Toolbox
Designed for children with disabilities and their families, this music program is conducted by a Board-Certified Music Therapist from MTEC, the Music Therapy Enrichment Center. Caregivers will be given musical tools to use with their children outside of class. Saturday, January 29, 10:30 a.m. (Hybrid, in-person and virtual options available), North Ridgeville Branch of Lorain Public Library System.

Music Therapy & More
This program is designed for families and their children, ages 0-6 years, who are struggling in an area of development. Join for a hands-on program designed to teach families how to use music to improve their child’s academic, motor, communication and social skills as well as behavior. This program is led by a Board-Certified Music Therapist. Check for different dates. times, locations and virtual sessions. connectingforkids.org/music

Adapted Storytimes
Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This storytime is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3-7 years, but all ages are welcome. Siblings may also attend but must register separately. For library times, locations and info, visit connectingforkids.org/library

For more information on winter programs, to register and more: connectingforkids.org via email: [email protected] or Call/Text: 440-570-5908; para español 440-907-9130.

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