20 months*- 3.5 years
Enjoy class with a 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 are welcome. Siblings registered in a Storybook Workshop Class are welcome to join the fun for free!
*Thursdays class is mixed -age 16 months -3 years
begins November 6
Join us for this energetic offering for children 2.9-4 years. Using engaging children’s literature and music as a springboard, we’ll enjoy discovering movement and beginning drama in this age-appropriate class. Finger plays, songs, puppets and rhymes aid in emerging language skills. Adding scarves, balls, yoga, and parachute play we’ll enhance balance, coordination, flexibility, and body awareness. This class is active and filled with fun!
Children attend class without a caregiver
Our very first class 24 years ago!
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
Our popular lunch class!
Lunch, stories, movement and drama play, what a perfect combination! Our Library Lunch Class gives children the opportunity to explore Storybook Workshop's incredible library. After a fun time socializing with friends over lunch, we'll read a story using our Whole Book Approach. Multi -sensory music and movement activities follow and end with dramatization of our feature story of the day. Engaging, and age-appropriate, just perfect after a morning in pre-school!
Offered at our UMNS, NCNS and WCNS locations.
4-5 year olds
Pre- K skills for Elementary School!
Our new Skills Class immerses young learners in joyful, active and inventive literacy activities integrating music and ART with an emphasis on examining an artist’s style. While studying famous author/illustrators we weave their stories and illustrations into our curriculum. We learn foundation skills such as print awareness, vocabulary, fluency, rhyming, and comprehension. We draw and write in journals, use various art tools and materials, express ourselves through yoga and creative movement games to build important fine-motor and gross-motor skills and strengthening muscles and coordination while having so much fun. Get ready for Elementary School!
Kindergarten, First and Second Grade
Offered at Vinson-Owen and Ambrose Elementary
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.
Kindergarten, First, Second and Third Grade
Workshop Fun on a half day!
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 24, March 12 and May 8
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!
2020 Dates: June 8-12 & June 15-19