10 StoryWalks in Western MA

StoryWalks in Western MA with Wee Read Berkshire County

Wee Read Berkshire County to sponsor 10 StoryWalks beginning April 16th, 2012!

Berkshire County is celebrating literacy during April!  In honor of National Library Week (4/8-4/14) and the Week of the Young Child (4/22-4/28), there will be StoryWalks featuring the book Duck on a Bike in locations all over Berkshire County.

The book tells the story of a silly duck and his trip on a bike – it offers opportunities for kids to predict what comes next, chime in with animal noises, and help read phrases repeated throughout the book.  Thanks to Wee Read Berkshire County, free copies of the book will be offered to the first 1,500 families who take part in the StoryWalks so that kids can enjoy the book again and again at home!  The StoryWalks, which will be offered in many communities, offer families a chance to enjoy a book together, spend time adventuring outside, and engage with their community by spending time within it!

April StoryWalks:

  1. Adams StoryWalk: Up from April 16th through April 29th on Park Street, ending at the Adams Public Library
  2. Berkshire Trail Elementary School StoryWalk (Cummington): Up from April 16th through April 28th
  3. Craneville Elementary School StoryWalk (Dalton): Up from April 16th through April 28th
  4. North Adams StoryWalk: Up from April 16th through April 29th on Main Street, ending at the North Adams Library
  5. Williamstown StoryWalk: Up from April 16th through April 29th at the Milne Public Library
  6. Lenox Library StoryWalk: Up for April 19th in downtown Lenox, ending at the Lenox Library
  7. Berkshire Athenaeum StoryWalk (Pittsfield): Up for April 24th
  8. Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge): Up for April 25th
  9. Berkshire Mall StoryWalk (Lanesborough): Up for April 28th
  10. Great Barrington StoryWalk: Ongoing in downtown Great Barrington, ending at the Mason Library

Click here for more information.

Celebrate the Week of the Young Child

Celebrate the Week of the Young Child: April 9th-16th, 2011

Barbara Black, Early Childhood Coordinator of the Northampton Public Schools writes:

Week of the Yound Child, Apr 9-16, 2011

The Children’s festival is on Saturday, April 9 at the Jackson Street School in Northampton from 10am – Noon.

Northampton joins hundreds of local organizations around the country that will celebrate The Week of the Young Child, which honors the more than 35 million children from birth through age eight in America, and the families, teachers and other adults who help children make the most of the opportunities of their early years.

The Week of the Young Child is a chance to celebrate the learning opportunities of young children, and to recognize the responsibilities we share for helping them make the most of the early years. Our local celebration of The Week of the Young Child is designed to build broader support for early childhood programs that nurture young children’s early learning and growth.

Northampton will celebrate The Week of the Young Child from April 9-16 2011 with the annual Children’s Art Exhibit and a free Children’s Festival. The events are sponsored by The Northampton Partnerships for Children (CPC) Council, with participation from early care and education providers, the Northampton Public Schools, the Northampton Parents Center, and family support agencies.

Over 30 local businesses in downtown Northampton and Florence will display artwork by children who attend local preschools, childcare centers and the Northampton Public Schools. The children and their teachers are very proud of their work — please take the time to check it out! The Art Exhibit will be on display through April 16th.

The Children’s festival is on Saturday, April 9 at the Jackson Street School in Northampton from 10:00 AM – Noon. We will have lots of great, free activities for young children – games, climbing, tunnels, crafts, stories, and more! Also, we will have a fire engine and school bus to visit! And there is nothing to spend money on! Local agencies serving families will also have information available. Please join us!

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Celebrate the Week of the Young Child, April 10th-18th

Celebrate the Week of the Young Child
April 10th-18th, 2010 in Northampton

Northampton joins hundreds of local organizations around the country that will celebrate the Week of the Young Child, which honors the more than 35 million children from birth through age eight in America, and the families, teachers and other adults who help children make the most of the opportunities of their early years.

The Week of the Young Child is a chance to celebrate the learning opportunities of young children, and to recognize the responsibilities we share for helping them make the most of the early years. Our local celebration of the Week of the Young Child is designed to build broader support for early childhood programs that nurture young children’s early learning and growth.

Northampton will celebrate “The Week of the Young Child” from April 10th-18th, 2010, with the twentieth annual Children’s Art Exhibit and a free Children’s Festival. The events are sponsored by the Northampton Community Partnerships for Children (CPC), with participation from early care and education providers, the Northampton Public Schools, the Northampton Parents Center, and family support agencies.

Over 30 local businesses in downtown Northampton and Florence will display artwork by children who attend local preschools, childcare centers and the Northampton Public Schools. The children and their teachers are very proud of their work — please take the time to check it out! The Art Exhibit will be on display through April 18th.

The Children’s festival is on Saturday, April 10 at the Jackson Street School in Northampton from 10:00 AM – noon. There will be lots of great, free activities for young children – games, climbing, tunnels, crafts, stories, and more! Also, we will have a fire engine and school bus to visit! And there is nothing to spend money on! Local agencies serving families will also have information available.

For more information, contact Barbara Black at 413-587-1471 or bblack@northampton-k12.us.

HFVS Birds of Spring Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)

LISTEN TO PODCAST:

HILLTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW
Birds of Spring Episode

WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA
Tuesday evening @ 7pm

04/08/08 PLAYLIST

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  • Imagination Movers – “Springtime!” [Eight Feet]
  • Peter Himmelman – “My Green Kite” [My Green Kite]
  • The Sippy Cups – “Springtime Fantastic” [Electric Storyland]
  • Rebecca Frezza & Big Truck – “Come On Out” [Special Kind of Day]
  • Elizabeth Mitchell – “Winter’s Come & Gone” [You Are My Little Bird]
  • Dan Zanes – “Hey Little Red Bird” [House Party]
  • Milkshake – “Bluebird” [Bottle of Sunshine]
  • Mr. Ray – “When the Spring Comes” [Family Ride]
  • Ben Rudnick & Friends – “Coming of Spring (Instrumental)” [Grace’s Bell]

This week’s episode is a celebration of SPRING! It finally feels like winter’s death grip has loosened here in the hilltowns, and the birds, buds and flip flops are finally starting to appear. Enjoy!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • The Week of the Young Child will be celebrated April 13 – 19, 2008. Throughout the week, there will be events and activities in the community that highlight the importance of quality, affordable, and accessible early learning experiences for all children, including events in Easthampton, Northampton and Monson, MA. As part of the National Week of the Young Child, the Easthampton Family Center and the Easthampton Community Partnership for Children is honoring young children and all those who make a difference the lives of children this weekend. Click here for more details.
  • Vernal Pools are coming to life this week! Click here to read more about vernal pools, see a video of a year in the life of a vernal pool, and to discover upcoming events your family may be able to participate in.
  • We’re Moving! HFVS is moving & expanding! On May 3rd, the Hilltown Family Variety Show will moving to Saturday mornings, and expanding to a full hour! Tune in between 9am-10am to 103.3FM (Northampton) to hear great family music and storytelling every Saturday! Our weekly podcast will be following suit, expanding to a full hour. Click here to subscribe to our free podcast.

Week of the Young Child 2008

WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD 2008
By Mindy Brown, Easthampton Family Center

As part of the National Week of the Young Child, the Easthampton Family Center and the Easthampton Community Partnership for Children is honoring young children and all those who make a difference the lives of children.

The Week of the Young Child will be celebrated April 13 – 19, 2008. Throughout the week, there will be events and activities in the community that highlight the importance of quality, affordable, and accessible early learning experiences for all children, including events in Northampton and Monson, MA.

Join the Easthampton Family Center and the Easthampton Community Partnership for Children on Sunday, April 13th, to kick off the week of festivities at the Week of the Young Child Parade and Fun & Information Extravaganza.

The parade will start promptly at 12:30 from the Public Safety Complex (50 Payson Ave). The Easthampton Police and Fire Department along with the EHS Cheerleaders and WBMS Band will lead the parade to the Easthampton High School where the Week of the Young Child Fun and Information Extravaganza will be held. Decorate your wagons and strollers, bring your musical instruments, wear a silly hat, or your favorite costume. Bring out your inner child with your child!

Click on the flyer to see we have a lot of wonderful activities planned this year and best of all the entire event is FREE.

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