Physical Literacy & Early Literacy Workshops


If we care about early literacy, we have to care about physical literacy. Drawing from recent research, this workshop explores how the brain learns through the body, specifically in the development of critical early literacy skills. This training will explore relationships between physical development and early literacy, help participants become more intentional in their use of movement in the storytime setting, provide a chance to observe a real Stories, Songs, and Stretches!® class, and provide participants an opportunity to explore gentle movement in their own bodies.

Join exclusive presenter Katie Scherrer for a 4 hour workshop which includes a live demonstration with families and children.

Movement will be limited to shapes that can be done standing up or seated in chairs as this is a condensed training, so no yoga mats are necessary. However, you should wear clothing in which they feel comfortable moving.

The workshop at the Gaston County Library, Main Branch, Gastonia will be on Wednesday, November 13th, from 1 PM - 5 PM.

The workshop at the West Branch of the Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center will be on Thursday, November 14th. from 9 AM - 1 PM. 

Registration will be limited at each workshop to 30 participants. To register, please visit the State Library of North Carolina's CE Calendar.

A break and refreshments will be provided.