Math, Science and Pirate Treasure for Preschoolers

Arrrgh Matey! The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, along with its partners, offers two upcoming learning opportunities for kids and their families: Shiver Me Timbers and BLOCKfest™.

girlpirate_forpressreleaseShiver Me Timbers is April 9 and 10 at 10am in Marvin Auditorium. Kids 2 to 6 years old will enjoy hands-on activities and interactive storytimes that lay the foundation for success in school. Every parent or group in attendance receives a free book to enjoy home. This program is cosponsored by Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas. Both parents and home childcare providers are encouraged to attend. Reservations are required. Call 785-580-4565.

IMG_3341Children ages 8 months to 8 years will learn it’s hip to be square when they attend BLOCKfest™ at 9am April 18 in Marvin Auditorium. BLOCKfest™ is an initiative aimed at increasing children’s skills in math and science. Kids get to interact with a variety of block sets that generate excitement and knowledge in those subjects. Parents can learn how to get the most out of playtime and about the different stages of block play that kids go through. Everyone gets out of the house for a fun-filled morning. Parent educators will be on hand to answer questions. This program is presented by Topeka Public Schools Parents as Teachers.

Both events support Week of the Young Child, April 6–12, a national celebration focusing on the needs of young children and recognizing early childhood programs that meet those needs.

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