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Smart, healthy, active and ready for kindergarten

Posted 10/2/2013

3-Program series geared towards parents and children 3-5 years of age

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering a series of parent-child classes designed to educate you and your child (3-5 years old) through fun, creative lessons while preparing your child for kindergarten. Children will learn the importance of cooperation, creativity, reading skills, fun ways to be active and eating healthy while making new friends.

The 3-program series will begin with Family Storyteller on October 15 at the Pearson Community Center located at1625 Carey Ave., North Las Vegas, NV 89032 and continue throughout the fall with All 4 Kids and Little Books and Little Cooks following.

The program series includes: Family Storyteller - A six week program aimed at encouraging and training parents to play a vital role in the early literacy development of their children. During each class parents and their children participate in reading and language activities together. All 4 Kids — An 11 week program that encourages preschool children to be Healthy, Happy, Active and Fit. Parents and children work together in activities that promote healthful habits regarding physical activity, snacks, feeding cues and acceptance of self and others. Little Books and Little Cooks — A seven week program designed to promote healthy eating, family literacy, positive parent-child interaction and the child’s school readiness skills. During each class, children and parents come together to learn about nutrition, read children’s books and then cook and eat together.

The classes are taught in English and in Spanish. For more information about the series, dates and times, or to register please email or call 702-948-5972.

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