Classes


Just Hatched

Birth to 10 Months

 

Finally, a class for babies and moms. This unique offering introduces moms to a new baby care topic each week, an open forum, question and answer time along with a chance to meet other moms and to learn Storybook Workshop's signature songs, rhymes and interactive activities for play at home! This new pilot class taught by Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Lynne Caldwell and the Storybook Workshop staff.

A take home booklet of materials and songs included.


Wiggle with Me!

20 months*- 3.5 years

With Caregiver

 

An active class experience exposing your little one to a wide range of skills. Thoughtfully chosen stories expand into musical activities, finger plays, and early drama, enhancing significant language development. Our gross motor practice sends us hopping, jumping, galloping, running, and working together on directionality and parachute play. Every week we manipulate crayons, Play-Doh, puzzles, paper, and glue sticks reinforcing fine motor skills. Siblings under ten months old welcome and siblings registered in a Storybook Workshop Class welcome to join the fun for free! 

 *Monday's class is mixed -age 16 months -3 years



Storybook Library and Music

3 -5 years

Offered Spring Term 2019 only 

 

Join us for this energetic new offering for children. Using engaging children’s literature and music as a springboard, we’ll enjoy discovering movement and drama in this age-appropriate class. Adding scarves, balls, and parachute play we’ll enhance balance, coordination, flexibility, and body awareness. Active and fun!

 



Storybook Workshop Signature

3.5-5 years*

 

Children who are ready for a full workshop will experience all that Storybook Workshop's renowned curriculum has to offer. We start with a charming story and add our creative curriculum. Storybook Workshop's signature class fosters early literacy with a playful twist. By combining music, movement, and drama with a classic piece of literature each week, we engage children actively with substantial developmental benefits. Our activities encourage cooperation, shape confidence and cultivate language proficiency. Build language and vocabulary, strengthen gross motor skills and learn about our world with this fun age-appropriate class. This class provides an excellent foundation for your soon-to-be reader. 

*Children 3+ may attend Tuesday's 10:30 class


Storybook Workshop Skills

4-5 year olds

 

Get ready for writing with this incredibly fun skill building class!

In the last few years, we've noticed the decline of fine-motor skills in our students, the rise of touchscreen device use possibly the reason. Storybook Workshop to the rescue! Our new class reinforces skills to help build children's motor muscle. In addition to our signature Storybook Workshop Class (see above) we'll strengthen skills that help children enhance their fine-motor muscle. Along with a weekly art project, we'll engage in activities  working the dynamic movement of their hands and encourage skills to have children ready to write with ease.


Readers' Theater

Kindergarten, First and Second Grade

 

Now offered right after school! Bring a snack and enjoy a freeing activity after a day in school. 

 

This creative drama class takes an in-depth look at literature through drama and language in a relaxed, non-competitive, nurturing environment. We explore different authors and classic children's tales through movement and drama games, as well as reading exercises and musical activities. Throughout these activities, we emphasize dialogue, examining how authors use an exchange to create a character's voice. For the second term, we begin to collaborate as a group to write stories and edit musical scores. We work on art projects to make scenery, props, and basic costuming. In the end, all of our hard work and collective learning culminates in an empowering performance of a piece of literature—an original play, for a live audience.

Being a reader is NOT a prerequisite.


Storybook Drama @Vinson-Owen

Kindergarten, First and Second Grade

 

Offered for Vinson-Owen Elementary students

 

Our Storybook Drama Class introduces children to our library of fantastic literature. Every week using music, games, yoga, art and of course DRAMA we'll retell classic a story. Our class is active but relaxed and non-competitive. Children will develop their imagination, confidence, and vocabulary. "The End" is just the beginning of this incredibly fun after school class!

 Children bring a snack to class.


Puppet Workshop for Early Release Days

 Kindergarten, First, Second and Third Grade

 

Puppet Workshop is a literature-rich art class providing the perfect way to spend an afternoon-working and creating with your hands while celebrating a love of reading. Children listen to a  classic story, design and execute their puppets. Reenacting a favorite tale with puppets enhances imaginative self-expression and develops language, vocabulary, and small motor muscle skills. This class is old-fashioned childhood fun! Snack included.

 

 Offered as a three workshop bundle: October 25, January 24, and March 14

 To see Puppet Workshop in action:https://vimeo.com/240237362


Storybook Outside: Nature Education

4's and 5's

 

Every June, we take all the fullness of our indoor workshops and bring them outside for a unique experience, exploring literature and nature together. An annual favorite, our summer curriculum lends itself beautifully to old-fashioned, developmentally appropriate outdoor play! We weave our literature program into exciting, hands-on learning adventures, focusing on natural science and math. We'll measure, magnify, problem solve, categorize, experiment, identify, and investigate our world. A  Bee Keeper and a Worm Farm visit each week. Our popular, outdoor summer program is what childhood is all about!