February Parent Project Class: Teaching Your Child to Love Learning

Posted on: Sun, 01/20/2013 - 16:22| By: GinaBina

Projects are a fun way for parents, grandparents, or other significant adults to connect with and support children.  Join authors Dr. Judy Harris Helm and Pam Scranton as they lead a four-week class for adults on engaging children in project work.  Learn strategies for fostering their natural love of learning!

Class is in session Feb.6, Feb. 13, Feb. 27, & March 13.
Join us for a shared meal first at 5:30 (optional)
Class from 6:30 to 8:30
Child care provided!

Reserve your spot soon!
For a registration brochure
or call the church 309.693.2002

Learning projects occur regularly at the UPC Discovery Preschool and Northminster Learning Center Preschool.  The fire truck project at UPC Discovery excited kids from beginning to the end as demonstrated from their timepoint drawings and journals.  The kids’ interests were sparked by seeing a fire truck pass by the school window everyday.  They read about fire trucks, created a fire truck out of a refrigerator box, tried to wear authentic firefighter boots and a coat, asked real firefighters questions, went inside a real fire truck & looked at its equipment up close, counted ladders on a fire truck,  sang songs about fire trucks, drew & journaled their experiences, and morel.  This evening February workshop at UPC Discovery Learning will elaborate more on how to continue project-based learning like this in your home.