Finding Mommy and Me classes that differs from the rest can be challenging. Many of them can feel the same, and many stick to one theme. The Happy Bookworm is a unique interactive Mommy and Me literature class that is enjoyable for both mommy and child.
The Happy Bookworm was started by two moms with backgrounds in both elementary education and special education with an emphasis in early childhood education. These women love what they do, and it shows in their classes. They are engaging and interact with each child in the classroom.
Each week is a fun literature adventure! The class begins with a book which becomes the theme for that week’s class. Children then interact with the storyline through puppets, role playing, and other props to dramatize the significant events of the book. The stories are brought to life by creating art projects which enhance and reinforce the literature.
The class runs like a miniature preschool class, and each runs from 60 to 90 minutes. With toys, stories, art and more, children will be constantly engaged and learning. Through these classes, children can learn fundamental reading skills such as comprehension skills, vocabulary development, rhyming, print awareness, phonetic awareness, making predictions, and retelling of stories.
The Happy Bookworm will also create custom classes for parents who have a group of 5 or more children ages 15 months through 36 months. Parents can choose the day, time, and number of weeks for their custom classes.
With an emphasis on books children will find reading fun, and the classes do a great job of jumping starting emergent readers’ enthusiasm for books!
Where: Summer session will be held at West Hills Day camp at 21 Sweet Hollow Road, Huntington, NY. Fall session will be held at both West Hills Day Camp and Once Upon a Child at 151 Dupont St., Plainview, NY.
Contact Info: (516) 521-5463
By Jen Rogdakis