Library Plaza, Ft. Wayne, IN 46820
Join us for this workshop, led by author, musician, and child development specialist Jim Gill, which incorporates his recent songs as well as
in-depth discussion connecting music play with school readiness,
literacy development and early math development. It will include a discussion
connecting practical activities with the 5 practices
of the ALA’s Every Child Ready to Read program.
Youth Services librarians and early childhood professionals will leave the session inspired to
share a new repertoire of songs and playful literacy activities with the
children they care for. Even more, they will leave the session
understanding that what is most challenging about working in early
childhood is also what makes the profession so exciting.
Jim Gill is a nationally acclaimed author, musician, and child development specialist. He speaks to early childhood educators, child care providers, and
children’s librarians at conferences and training events throughout the
country about the value of play, in general, and the many connections
between music play, school readiness, literacy development and math
development. He also illustrates how play-based programming provides
opportunities for inclusion of children with special needs.
This workshop is 3 hours and is worth 3 LEU's.