Big Ideas for Little Learners is a literacy program for pre-schoolers and their families. Developed in partnership with the Early Childhood Education Center at the Salvation army Kroc Center, this program introduces “big ideas” — such as respect, empathy, courage — to our littlest learners.
Big Ideas for Little Learners takes place monthly at the Kroc Center and explores book-based themes with children and their caregivers. We’ll read, create, and play together as we learn new ways of exploring books at home and as a family. Along the way, we’ll discover how each of us can help make the world a happier, more just, and equitable place.
It is free to register and participate in this series. All programs include a read-aloud, hands-on activities, a reading corner, and refreshments. All participating families will receive a custom Take & Do bag with materials and resources to continue learning at home.
Suitable for children ages 3-8 and their grown-ups.
Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 4pm & 5pm
Join us to read Red by Michael Hall and learn what it means to have respect for yourself and others. Then make your very own “Rainbow Respectacles” as a reminder to treat everyone with kindness.
Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 4pm & 5pm
Join us to read Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Dream and You by Carole Boston Weatherford and learn what it means to be responsible. Then make your very own “ML King Crown” to practice taking care of yourself, others, and the world around you.
Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 4pm & 5 pm
Join us to read Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai and learn what it means to have perseverance in difficult times. Then make and use magic pencils of your own and explore how to shape a better world for yourself and others.
Big Ideas for Little Learners is supported by the William Penn Foundation in partnership with the National Liberty Museum and the Salvation Army Kroc Center of Philadelphia.
To register, go to the Kroc Center’s Website.
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