Thursday, September 4, 2008

Jim Gill Workshop at Kenosha Public Library

Jim Gill has made a career out of studying and promoting an activity that seems simple, yet is critical to young children’s development—PLAY. Although best known for his recordings of music play, Jim Gill’s primary interest in music has been as a context for playful interactions between caregivers and children. Jim has a Master’s Degree in Child Development from the Erikson Institute of Chicago. Join Jim on Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Southwest Library in Kenosha (7979 38th Avenue).

Participants will leave Jim’s workshop with both a repertoire of activities in music play and a renewed respect for play itself. Jim involves everyone in his humorous play creations and then, within this context, leads them to consider:

• The many connections between music play and literacy.
• How to build connections between music play and literacy through singing and bookmaking.
• How a play-based program creates an inclusive environment for children with special needs.
• Play as a context to observe and assess children’s abilities across all domains of development.
• The adult’s role in supporting children’s play.

To register, call: 262-564-6150.

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