Time of Wonder: Guest Presenters for Rhythm & Rhymes!
Location: Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library
Audience: Kids & Families
Wednesdays’ Rhythm and Rhymes Story Time will be a Time of Wonder this summer as we present a series of special programs for Summer Reading! We will have talented guests from the worlds of yoga, music, sign language and baby massage sharing their expertise in fun, interactive programs for children, birth to age 2, and their families. This summer is the first time we are able to host guests for our youngest story timers and we are so excited to share them with you!
* On June 29th we will stretch, strengthen and move with Aleksandra from Spiral Tree Yoga during her Yoga for Babies class. Aleksandra describes Baby Yoga Class this way: “Through slow-flowing yoga, we stretch and strengthen the entire body. Babies are engaged with touch, kisses, massage, visual stimuli, and entranced with the singing and movement we do with them!”
*On July 6th we will tap our toes with Jacqui for a Kindermusik Concert. Kindermusik educators bring the power of music to children and their families with research-based music-and-movement that shares the universal language of music and supports whole-child development.
* On July 13th we will relax with Mary, who will guide us through Baby Massage. Mary is the founder of Portland Doula Collaborative and a licensed massage therapist.
* On July 20th we will learn from Melinda, who will present Baby Signing. Melinda is an ASL Family Trainer and Deaf Mentor Coordinator. She will share ASL storytelling and strategies in learning ASL with our families.
* On July 27th we will celebrate the end of our special series with a special concert with Ellie, who will lead us through dance and song during her Interactive Music Show. Ellie’s philosophy for music with young children is “E-I-E-I-O” or “Early Interactive Experience with Instruments and song Often”! Her classes are entertaining and educational for adults and great for children’s brain development.