|Youth Briefs: 03-21-13|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 21 March 2013 08:59|
Nurture your pre-reader
"Every Child Ready to Read," a family program, will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Wood County District Public Library.
Parents and caregivers with young children, have fun with the five simple practices that nurture the child's pre-reading skills: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing.
Each family attending will receive a free book.
Calling all nature helpers
Be a nature steward with Bowling Green Parks and Recreation.
The program, for first through fifth-graders is Wednesdays at the Wintergarden/St. John's Nature Preserve starting next week. Other dates are April 10 and 24 and May 8 and 22.
Activities include seed collecting, planting of seeds and transplants, removing weeds and maintaining the trail. Work may be canceled if there is inclement weather. Children should wear long pants and sturdy shoes.
Register at www.bgohio.org or by calling (419) 354-6223.
Hunt for eggs at Plain church
A "Community Easter Egg-stravaganza" will be held Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Plain Congregational Church, 16011 W. Poe Road.
There will be an egg hunt, crafts, beanbag toss, egg coloring and a count-the-jelly-bean contest.
Enter BG photo contest
Submit a favorite Bowling Green Parks and Recreation youth sports photo for a chance to win a 10-use pass to the community center.
The winner will also receive a framed copy of the photo.
The winning photo will be displayed in the inaugural Youth Sports Fundraiser Dinner on April 20.
How to enter:
Photos should be in JPEG, PDF or TIFF versions.
• Provide your name
• Photographer's name and contact information (phone and e-mail)
• Date of photo (month/year)
• Location of photo
• Names of participants in the photo.
Photo should be of a parks and recreation supported program or should have taken place in one of the city park locations.
Photos must be submitted by Friday. The winner will be announced April 8.
Reading help in Perrysburg
PERRYSBURG - A reading program coordinated by the University of Toledo will be offered at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 871 E. Boundary St., this summer.
Classes are taught by professional instructors from the Institute of Reading Development at UT. They are offered as a community service by UT, Continuing Education and Workforce Development Programs, a non-profit organization.
Tuition and material fees vary by program level. There is a family discount.
The programs, which are for 4-year-olds through 11th-graders, start June 19. Some of the concepts covered include phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, study skills and speed reading.
For more information or to register call (800) 978-9596.
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