Summer Newsletter 2008

Gramma Goose by Sally

Reading Into A Story…
Find a rhyme anytime!
It has been an eye opener watching Florie, my 17 month old grand daughter enjoy her books.

From the moment of her arrival, storytelling mom, Erika, began reading to her and hasn’t stopped. They shared cloth books, board books, soft and hard cover books, alphabet books, and counting books, story books and poems. When Florie finds a little special spot for sitting- on a rock in the garden or a stool in the kitchen – the minute she sits down she will make the sign for and say “book”.

Yesterday Erika gave Florie a brand new alphabet book. Starting at the ‘A is for Apple’ page led right into saying (and playing) the rhyme, “Way up high in the apple tree..”, then into “Apples, apples, good to eat…..” As they read through the book, illustrations on each page generated several rhymes. When you and your child are equipped with a good rhyme repertoire, you can play this game with any book you have. Another new favorite book is Baby’s First Book, published by Barefoot Books. Wordless pages can be so much fun! See how many rhymes you and your child can find!

Are We There Yet ???
& Hot Hot Boiling Hot!!!

Two special programs at With Child. Come and join Sally and Erika for these individual summertime family workshops.

Learn rhymes, stories, and songs to play and share with your family. Good for road trips, plane rides, or just sitting around by the pool. Call us to register.
July 17 and July 30. $15 per family


Quote of the Day: American poet Robert Frost said,“We want children to fall in love with language so they will use it.”


Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
how I wonder what you are.

Up above the world so high,
like a diamond in the sky


Is your child too old for our classes? Try our family concerts!

P.J.’S & Pillows WELCOMES…
Kathy Reid-Naiman
Nov. 15, 6:30-7:30 pm.
An all ages family concert!
Pegasus Studios, 361 Glebeholme Ave. (Coxwell & Danforth ) $5.00/person. Kathy’s newest CDs will be available for purchase!
Call Carol for details: 416-699-2608

The Canadian Association of Storytellers for Children
presents “Bibs & Bobs” family storytelling concert featuring Joan Bailey!
Sat., Oct. 18, 1:30-2:30
Ralph Thornton Centre,
765 Queen St. E. (e. of Broadview). Sat. Oct. 18, 1:30 – 2:30. $5.00
Call Carol for info: 416-699-2608

Mariposa In The Schools
Presents Excellence in Arts Education at your child’s school. Call MITS today:
416 – 462 – 9400 or on line:

Toronto Public Library
416-395-5400 It’s free!

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