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Friday, 2 January 2015

Yoga for Children with Special Needs, Chess Lessons and Playtime at the Scarsdale Library

The New Year kicks off with chess lessons, yoga for children with special needs and other programs at the Scarsdale Public Library.


Children ages 2 to 5 will have time for free play at Library Playdate on Tuesday, January 6, at 10:30 a.m.

At 4 p.m., the weekly Traditional Tuesday Storytime will entertain children ages 3 ½-5 with stories and rhymes created specifically for the age group.

At 6:30 p.m., the first session in the Advanced Chess series of lessons for players in grades 1 and up begins. Registration is required on the library website

Mother Goose for Walkers Up to Age Two returns on Thursday, January 8, at 9:30 a.m., with a second session at 10:30 a.m. This language enrichment program uses rhymes, songs and stories to stimulate listening, learning, speaking and reading skills. Mother Goose for Walkers is limited to the first 20 appropriately aged children. Attendees must have a ticket which are distributed on a first come, first served basis to Scarsdale cardholders in the Children’s Room half an hour before the start of each session.  Children are limited to attend one session of Mother Goose per week.

Mother Goose for Pre-Walkers, a program of rhymes, songs and stories for infants who are not yet walking will be held Friday, January 9, at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are not required.

On Saturday, January 10, at 11 a.m., Yoga-A-Go-Go, a program for children with special needs, will return. Yoga can not only aid in teaching a child focus and balance but, even more importantly, self-acceptance and confidence. Traditional yoga poses and practices have been modified into a playful, non-judgmental format for fun and relaxation. Wheelchairs can be accommodated.

“Wag Your Tale,” the monthly program when dogs lend their ears to young readers who want to practice reading out loud will be held on later on Saturday at 3 p.m.   Although dogs aren’t good conversationalists, they make great listeners. Children who are tentative about their reading skills can gain confidence by reading – not to an adult, who may be over-prone to correct, but to an uncritical canine companion. The Good Dog Foundation, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit organization, provides the certified, registered therapy dogs. Registration is required on the library’s website.

Source: Hamlet Hub , 1st Jan 2015

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