Tot School is hot. “We have had such great participation, we have expanded to two sessions per week,” stated Jeny Koplin, Tot School leader. Check out the first sessions this year on September 7 and September 8.
Tot School invites moms, dads, grandparents, or other caregivers to bring children, ages birth to school-age, to join a play group Wednesdays or Thursdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Each session takes place in the Sunday school wing of the American Lutheran Church.
At Tot School, the caregiver stays with the child to encourage recognition of numbers, shapes, colors, and letters. Learning is nurtured by playing games, making simple crafts, storytime, songs, snacks, and free play. The session also allows adults time to network and share ideas and tips for parenting. Now in its fourth year, Tot school is part of Parenting Exceptional Children of Grant County or PEC.
Tot School is free and there is no need to register. “The only expectation is the caregiver stays to help the child with the activities,” said Koplin. “We are very informal, so come when it works for you.
An added dimension this year will take place the third Wednesday of each month at the Grant County Public Library. The group will join the Reading Adventures library program. Plus, the Tot School group plans to participate in the Homecoming parade and host a Llama Llama Pajama Party.