move + play at Howland Library
The Howland Public Library and the Wee Play Community Project are pleased to announce a new 6-week series to be held at Howland Public Library at 313 Main St. in Beacon, for children ages 5 – 7, called “move + play: a unique blend of movement, stories and games that cultivate a playful mind and body.” Every Wednesday between March 6 and April 10th between 4-5pm, children will experience movement, stories and games that develop a greater awareness of their body, and how it is made to move. They will explore the structure and movement of different body parts. For instance, what would it be like to play with a big parachute to investigate how the diaphragm works in breathing?
Facilitators, Elizabeth Castagna and Sophia Jackson will teach children an accurate understanding of anatomy and how both thoughts and language can affect their movement quality. Both Elizabeth and Sophia are certified in the Alexander Technique, and have taught lessons, both group and private, in and around Beacon. Elizabeth also teaches in New York City, and Sophia has worked with acting students at NYU and HB Acting Studios in NYC. They encourage “a playful mind and body which enhances creative, physical and social abilities…while having a silly good time!”
This unique 6-week program is free, however because space is limited, you must register with Ginny Figlia, Youth Services Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-831-1134,x.103.
Date(s) - Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Howland Public Library