A free community-wide Tell Me A Story (TMAS) event will be held Tuesday, April 16, beginning at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at the Madison Public Library, 142 Plaza Blvd., Madison. The event will be presented by educators from the Parent to Parent Huntsville Team, a program of the Military Child Education Coalition.
The TMAS event, which is free and open to the public, is planned for parents and their children from ages 4 to 12. Registration is required and the first 50 families to register will receive a FREE hardcover book to take home with them. The book being featured for the April 16 event is Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin. This story, with Farmer Brown’s cows obtaining a typewriter to address their ideas about changes needing to be made at the farm, uses humor to show problem solving and what can happen when different groups cooperate and compromise.
Following the reading of the story, those attending will break into small discussion groups, led by facilitators, to explore ways stories can open discussion of potentially difficult topics. Topics raised in Click, Clack, Moo include fairness, equity, citizenship, kindness, and gratitude.
The Tell Me A Story program was designed to empower children, utilizing literature and their stories, to foster skills for resilience, create strong peer and parent connections, engender sense of pride and accomplishment, and to celebrate a caring community.
A nonprofit organization, the Military Child Education Coalition’s mission is to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. The Parent to Parent Teams, including the one in Huntsville, offer FREE informative and educational parent workshops to groups and organizations in the community. The goal of these workshops is to empower parents to better mentor their children through the academic, social, and emotional impacts of the transitional lifestyle.
Parents wishing to register their families for this special event can go to http://tmassignin.questionpro.com/ Location Code: HSV.