Read With Me

Through our Read With Me program, teaching artists show parents fun ways to create learning experiences for their children at home. These early childhood family workshops give parents and children memorable opportunities to sing, dance and make art together. Children learn literacy skills and receive a free book to take home. Please join us for an upcoming Read With Me workshop!


Upcoming Read With Me Workshops

The workshops below are offered FREE of charge


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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017,
11 AM - 12 PM

LOCATION: PROJECT CREATe studio
2028 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE, second floor
Washington, DC 20020

Sense of Wonder: Exploring Nature through Songs, Stories and Movement

 Teaching Artists: Magpie

Join renowned musicians, Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner (aka “Magpie”), and learn fun, easy-to-sing songs that foster children's innate love of animals and the natural world while supporting early childhood science concepts.  Discover ways to encourage children’s curiosity, and "sense of wonder” with songs that engage through physical movement, such as sign language, meaningful gestures and dance. 

 
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Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner, educators and musicians, are mainstays of the Inner City-Inner Child early education program. Terry holds three degrees in early childhood education, including two in special education for children with learning disabilities and emotional disturbances, from Kent State University. In addition to being award-winning, renowned singer-songwriters, Ms. Leonino and Mr. Artzner are Master Artist Teachers for the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning and pioneers in the use of American Sign Language to promote literacy for low-income early learners.


SATURDAY, october 28, 2017,
11 AM - 12 PM

LOCATION: PROJECT CREATe studio
2028 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE, second floor
Washington, DC 20020

Leaves are Falling

Teaching Artist: Sylvia Zwi

 

In addition to leading ICIC Family Literacy and Professional Development workshops, Sylvia Zwi is a Master Teaching Artist for the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts and Fairfax County Office for Children. At the SITAR Center for the Arts, she is the dean for early childhood learning and professional development. Ms. Zwi is a performing arts instructor, with an emphasis on early childhood music, and has taught at Oyster-Adams Bilingual School (DCPS), Levine School of Music, and the Choral Arts Society of Washington. A graduate from the Universidade de Campinas (UNICAMP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ms. Zwi also has credits in early childhood education and psychology from Nassau Community College in New York.