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October 2014

Let’s Play! Workshops

October 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Every week until October 30, 2014
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Let’s Play! is a four-week workshop for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers. Let’s Play! teaches the benefits of interactive play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child’s development. Families must attend all four sessions. To register, visit grpl.org/register.

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Let’s Play! Workshops

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Every week until October 30, 2014
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Let’s Play! is a four-week workshop for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers. Let’s Play! teaches the benefits of interactive play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child’s development. Families must attend all four sessions. To register, visit grpl.org/register.

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Early Childhood Essentials Class: Mindful Eating

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Autopilot is the way we typically respond. Our brain is wired to go down the same pathways we have used before, to have the same thoughts and feelings, to behave the same way we have before. Mindfulness offers a way out of this trap. In this class, learn the benefits of eating with mindful awareness and how to create a personal hunger/fullness scale as a guide for sensing when and how much to eat. Experience paying mindful attention to eating.

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Let’s Play! Workshops

October 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Every week until October 30, 2014
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Let’s Play! is a four-week workshop for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers. Let’s Play! teaches the benefits of interactive play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child’s development. Families must attend all four sessions. To register, visit grpl.org/register.

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Let’s Play! Workshops

October 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Every week until October 30, 2014
West Side Branch,
713 Bridge NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Let’s Play! is a four-week workshop for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers. Let’s Play! teaches the benefits of interactive play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child’s development. Families must attend all four sessions. To register, visit grpl.org/register.

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September 2014

Early Childhood Essentials Class: Laughter is Good Medicine

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Autopilot is the way we typically respond. Our brain is wired to go down the same pathways we have used before, to have the same thoughts and feelings, to behave the same way we have before. Mindfulness offers a way out of this trap. In this class, you will learn the physical, mental and social benefits of laughter, experience laughing for the health of it and learn ways to include laughter in your life.

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May 2014

Moving from Bystanders to Allies: A Bullying Prevention Workshop for Parents and Caregivers

May 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Yankee Clipper Branch,
2025 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Whether bullying happens face-to-face or virtually, bullying behaviors most often involve a larger group of bystanders. An important aspect of creating positive change involves helping kids and adults move from being passive bystanders to being powerful allies. The purpose of the workshop is to identify and practice skills about being an ally to people who are bullied and identify ways to help those who are bullying others.

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Early Childhood Essentials Class: Make Time for Math

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Library,
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Math activities are fun and help children learn about their world. In this class we’ll review important benchmarks children are now expected to know before entering kindergarten and math activities that support them. Please bring a paper grocery bag for a “make and take” math activity, and a children’s math subject storybook either from your personal collection or the library.

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Let’s Play! Workshops

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Every week until May 1, 2014
Madison Square Branch,
1201 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Let’s Play! is a five week workshop for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers. Let’s Play! teaches the benefits of interactive play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child’s development. Families must attend all five sessions. To register, visit grpl.org/register.

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April 2014

Let’s Play! Workshops

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Every week until May 1, 2014
Madison Square Branch,
1201 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 United States
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Let’s Play! is a five week workshop for children 0-5 and their parents or caregivers. Let’s Play! teaches the benefits of interactive play. Each week an early childhood specialist will be available to answer questions parents may have about their child’s development. Families must attend all five sessions. To register, visit grpl.org/register.

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