If you're a parent of a child K-8, and don't know about Minds in Motion yet, let me give you the scoop. You won't want to miss this afternoon of fun workshops led by local educators and professionals.
I got involved in Minds In Motion three years ago when Brooke Burling, then working with the Connecticut Association of the Gifted, approached MOVE about bringing the program to Monroe. I had heard about the workshops, had friends who had sent their kids to them, but had never been a part of the event myself.
I had no idea what I'd been missing! I was blown away by the energy and excitement of the day. You know how when your child is really involved in an activity and can't stop talking about it for days and days? It's like that.
There were people teaching kids about chemistry, but not by using books, but by making smoke and chemical reactions and things that go BOOM! There was geometry being taught, but not with rulers and numbers, but scissors and paper and the most beautiful origami projects I'd ever seen. There was drawing being taught, but not with bowls of fruit, but with real paint, canvas and life. There was theater, and interior design, and music and something truly for every kid imaginable.
The energy of the day is just incredible. And if it isn't enough that the kids are loving their workshops as they take them, parents can go to seminars on topics that you might never get a chance to learn about in your day to day life. There's a keynote speaker coming this year that is going to talk about how your child's brain works; he's not going to talk over your head and give you a science lesson. He's going to use brain chemistry to show us how to use those quirks to help your child in learning, daily life, in play, everywhere.
One of the greatest things about this event is that it is all volunteer. Each of us putting on this event, from the presenters to the planners, are all donating our time for this worthy cause. The funds raised by the program will help the CT Association of the Gifted bring educational programming and professional development to districts statewide. In addition, a portion of the funds will be donated to educational causes right here in Monroe. It's a win/win: not only do you and your children have a fun filled day, but you'll be benefiting local and statewide educational efforts.
If you want to see what is being offered, click this link here:
Registration ends THIS Friday. Don't miss out on this great community event. You can register at www.ctgifted.org.
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