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Nov
4
Sat
Free Webinar: Eat, Play, Sleep: Livable Routines with Young Children
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Mansfield families and professionals have access to this free service with Peace at Home Parenting through the end of December using our Mansfield Youth Services subscription code “FallMember2017”. Register for a live class or go back and watch one you might have missed.

Live Online Parenting Classes

Babies’ brains are prewired to enjoy rhythm and melodies. Including rhythms and song into daily activities organizes young children’s experience and helps them to learn the ways you want to do things in your family. Parents will hear about how to create family routines that work for parents and meet infants and toddlers needs.

Infants and toddlers are learning everyday what to expect from us and from the world around them. It helps when parents recognize what they want to teach their young children and how to do it. Babies’ brains are prewired to enjoy rhythm and melodies and these can be used to teach children positive behaviors and how to connect in positive ways. Participants in this live online class will be able to identify and apply easy, every day practices that:
– Strengthen positive connections between parents and young children
– Help babies and toddlers learn the ways you want to do things in your family
– Create family routines that both work for parents and meet the needs of infants and toddlers

This live online parenting class is designed for parents of infants and toddlers.

PRESENTER: JoAnn Robinson, PhD

Following the class you will be invited to join our private Facebook group in which you will have access to a community of caring parents like you, working to apply new parenting approaches. Our Peace At Home Parenting Facebook community will be a place to share challenges and successes. You will also have ongoing regular contact with Ruth Freeman, webinar trainer, through the Facebook community.

In addition, you will receive access to free monthly “Question and Answer” sessions in which you will be coached in applying the skills you learned in Peace at Home webinars and again you will connect with other parents working to improve skills.

25th Anniversary Children’s Book Fair @ Rome Commons Ballroom - UCONN Campus
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where can you find frogs, dogs, cats, mice and hedgehogs all in the same place? The 25th Anniversary of the Connecticut Children’s Book Fair of course!

Authors and illustrators will discuss their latest books, storybook characters will greet visitors and there will be craft workshops, life sized board games, and storytelling throughout the two day fair. Storybook characters will include Clifford the Big Red Dog, Biscuit the Dog, Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Curious George. All activities are free!

Saturday, November 4 Schedule includes:
10:00-11:00am
Presentations
Rosemary Wells – 10:00
Caragh M. O’Brien, Writer – 10:45

Autographs
Marc Brown – 10:00
Caragh O’Brien – 10:00
Gordon Korman – 10:30
Rosemary Wells – 10:45

Activities
Craft – Help Put Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again

11:00am-12:00pm
Presentation
Marc Brown – 11:15

Autographs
Carol Weston – 11:00
Caragh O’Brien – 11:15
Cammie McGovern –11:30
Marc Brown – 11:45

Activities
Craft – Make Clifford the Big Red Dog
Storytime

12:00pm-1:00pm
Presentations
Gordon Korman – 12:00
Eric Morse – 12:30

Autographs
Sandra Magsamen – 12:00
Gordon Korman – 12:30
Joshua David Stein – 12:30

Activities
Craft –Make a Mouse Finger Puppet
Storytime

1:00pm-2:00pm
Presentations
Carol Weston – 1:00
Cammie McGovern – 1:30

Autographs
Eric Morse – 1:00
Rosemary Wells – 1:00
Carol Weston – 1:30

Activities
Make Your Own Bookmark
Storytime

2:00pm-3:00pm
Presentations
From the Studio of Sandra Magsamen – 2:00
Joshua David Stein – 2:30

Autographs
Cammie McGovern – 2:00
Sandra Magsamen – 2:30

Activities
Craft –Thanksgiving Thank You’s
Storytime

3:00pm-4:00pm
Presentations
Mira Bartok – 3:00

Autographs
Eric Morse – 3:00
Joshua David Stein – 3:00
Mira Bartok – 3:30

Activities
Craft –Make a Paper Pizza
Storytime

Family Storytime with UConn’s Language for All @ Mansfield Public Library
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Come for a special Family Storytime presented by UConn’s Language for All, a student group dedicated to celebrating and promoting world culture and languages. Stories, crafts and activities will focus on holidays around the world. Join us for some festive, multicultural fun!

Sleeping Beauty by Tanglewood Marionettes @ Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

As part of its Fall Puppet Performance Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present Sleeping Beauty by Tanglewood Marionettes on November 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Ballard Institute Theater, located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center.

A classic tale that appeals to children of all ages, Sleeping Beauty begins in King Felix’s great hall with the celebration of Princess Aurora’s birth. The party goes awry when the Wicked Witch arrives and curses the princess. Will the curse come true? Will someone with a “true heart” appear? Join us as Tanglewood Marionettes performs this beloved fairy tale with beautifully handcrafted marionettes brought to life by a master puppeteer. Recommended for ages 4+.

Founded in 1993 by Anne Ware and Peter Schaefer, Tanglewood Marionettes is a nationally touring marionette theater based in New England. Their repertoire consists primarily of classic tales performed by skilled puppeteers who have spent many years perfecting their art. The company’s large, beautifully handcrafted marionettes, colorful sets, and integrated lighting and sound create a fully immersive theatrical experience. Tanglewood Marionettes has received two Citations for Excellence in the Art of Puppetry from UNIMA-USA (the American center of the Union International de la Marionette).

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, by calling 860-486-8580, or online at bimp.ticketleap.com. A surcharge will be added to any purchases made online. Tickets may also be purchased at the Ballard Institute on the day of performance starting at 10 a.m. There will be open seating and no reservations. Visitors can park in the Storrs Center Garage located at 33 Royce Circle. Parking in the Storrs Center Garage is free for the first two hours and $1 per hour thereafter, with a daily maximum charge of $8. For more information about these performances, visit https://bimp.uconn.edu or call 860-486-8580.

Once Upon a Mattress @ Storrs Congregational Church
Nov 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come see Page to Stage Production’s fall musical: Once Upon a Mattress! It will be Saturday November 4th at 8pm and Sunday November 5th 3pm in the Storrs Congregational Church Parish house. Seating is limited so get there early! Doors will be opening 30 minutes before the show.

Tickets prices: $5 for students $7 for non students (tickets sold at the door)

Nov
5
Sun
Once Upon a Mattress @ Storrs Congregational Church
Nov 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come see Page to Stage Production’s fall musical: Once Upon a Mattress! It will be Saturday November 4th at 8pm and Sunday November 5th 3pm in the Storrs Congregational Church Parish house. Seating is limited so get there early! Doors will be opening 30 minutes before the show.

Tickets prices: $5 for students $7 for non students (sold at the door)

Nov
7
Tue
Toddler Trails and Tales @ The Audubon Center at Pomfret
Nov 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Center volunteer and mom of three, Melissa Telford will entertain your toddlers with stories, activities and fun along our trails. Wear clothes and boots appropriate for the weather. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Fee per child/per day: $5 CAS members; $7 non-members.

Nov
13
Mon
Free Webinar: How to Take the Stress Out of Parenting
Nov 13 @ 8:15 pm – 8:45 pm

Mansfield families and professionals have access to this free service from Peace at Home Parenting through the end of December using our Mansfield Youth Services subscription code “FallMember2017”. Register for a live class or go back and watch one you might have missed.

Live Online Parenting Classes

Parents are less stressed when their kids cooperate. Children are more cooperative when they feel positively connected with their parents. This live online class will help you understand and apply:
• Communication skills that build strong parent-child connections
• Parent behaviors that help kids cope with stress so they can develop self-control
• Effective discipline that reduces misbehavior and increases positive behavior in the long run

This FREE 30 minute live online class is an introduction to Peace at Home Parenting Solutions. You will have a chance to ask questions and get answers on the spot. You will also receive helpful cheat sheets to look back on when you are trying out new approaches.

Nov
16
Thu
Free Webinar: My Child has Trouble Connecting: How Can I Help?
Nov 16 @ 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Mansfield families and professionals have access to this free service from Peace at Home Parenting through the end of December using our Mansfield Youth Services subscription code “FallMember2017”. Register for a live class or go back and watch one you might have missed.

Live Online Parenting Classes

Does your child have trouble connecting with others?
Are you unsure about how to help?

Self-awareness and self-acceptance are the foundations of your child’s social life. Parents often struggle to strengthen these capacities in children.

During this live, online class you will gain practical skills that will help your child to:
– Build strong, healthy, lasting relationships
– Become more aware of himself and his surroundings
– Accept herself and accept those around her exactly as they are

Presenter: Aaron Weintraub, MS

Following the class you will be invited to join our private Facebook group in which you will have access to a community of caring parents like you, working to apply new parenting approaches. Our Peace At Home Parenting Facebook community will be a place to share challenges and successes. You will also have ongoing regular contact with Ruth Freeman, webinar trainer, through the Facebook community.

In addition, you will receive access to free monthly “Question and Answer” sessions in which you will be coached in applying the skills you learned in Peace at Home webinars and again you will connect with other parents working to improve skills.

Nov
17
Fri
Fall Family Fun Night @ Mansfield Community Center
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm