Beginning in May, KNME hosts a series of four "Ready to Learn Service Workshops." The workshops are adult-training courses designed to provide parents, caregivers and childcare providers with concepts and activities that foster literacy and early-childcare concepts.
"Sid the Science Kid- Exploring Science in Early Childhood"
May 5, 10 a.m. to noon at Presbyterian Hospital, 1100 Central Ave. SE
"Sid the Science Kid" is a new educational animated television series designed to promote exploration, discovery and science readiness among preschoolers. Participants will learn how each show in the series features a practical in-school science curriculum, with music and humor to celebrate children's natural curiosity about science in everyday life.
"Food For Thought: Eating Well On A Budget with Sesame Street"
May 19, 10 a.m. to noon at Mountainview Private Elementary, 4100 New Vistas Ct. NW
This new workshop is designed by Sesame Street to help communicate with families facing limited food choices, and to offer positive steps to help you and the families you serve stay healthy.
"Play, Imagine, Learn"
June 9, 10 a.m. to noon, Presbyterian Hospital, 1100 Central Ave. SE
Play, Imagine, Learn, shows caregivers how to use the Sesame Street series, with related activities and suggested books, to support children's play and imagination to build on their natural curiosity and love of learning.
"The Electric Company-Sparking Literacy Learning"
June 23, 10 a.m. to noon, Mountainview Private Elementary, 4100 New Vistas Ct. NW
The Electric Company turned on the power of possibility for kids by showing them that reading can be fun. Like the original series, the new show illuminates educational goals through pop culture using music, comedy, technology and celebrities to create a playful multimedia experience. Learn how to use the series to teach kids ages 6-9 about the power of reading.
All workshops are open to parents, caregivers and educators of children ages birth to five. Participants lay the core concepts of communication and social emotional learning, and how these early interactions lay the foundation for learning.
Unless specified, children are not permitted to attend the workshops. Attendees are asked to bring their own food and drink, as refreshments will not be provided. All workshops meet the requirements of CYFD.
The workshops, which are funded with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with local support from the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners and St. Joseph Community Health, are free and open to the public.
However, space is limited and participants must call (505) 277-4087 to register.
For more information, visit: Ready to Learn.