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Connecting for Kids Elementary Experiences (SM)

These hands-on training programs are designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling in an area of development. Families will learn targeted skills together and receive a handout with ideas and resources to use at home. Adults are expected to participate in the program with their children.

Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

These programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Quick Info

Ages: 7-12 years
Locations:
Elyria, Lakewood, Middleburg Heights, Solon and Westlake
Siblings: Siblings must register separately and be 7-12 years of age.


Contact info@connectingforkids.org or 440-570-5908 for more information.

Important Notes:

Connecting for Kids Program Locations

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Address: West River Branch of the Elyria Public Library System, 1194 West River Rd. N. (map)



Address: Lakewood Public Library, Main Library, 15425 Detroit Ave. (map)



Address: Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd. (map)



Address: Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Parkway (map)



Address: Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. (map)


    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Elyria Public Library System, West River Branch, 1194 West River Rd. N.
    • 0
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    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

    Does your child anger easily or get upset about seemingly inconsequential things? Is lack of control over his or her temper hindering your child’s social skills, classroom behavior or ability to form lasting friendships? Wendy Lorince, OTR/L, of Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation will help children learn how to manage their anger and take control of their emotions. Using the book, “What to Do When Your Temper Flares,” as a guide, Lorince will lead participants through a “Drivers Ed” session where she teaches children to be “good drivers” during fun, hands-on activities.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Elyria Public Library System, West River Branch, 1194 West River Rd. N.
    • 1
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

    Does your child anger easily or get upset about seemingly inconsequential things? Is lack of control over his or her temper hindering your child’s social skills, classroom behavior or ability to form lasting friendships? Wendy Lorince, OTR/L, of Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation will help children learn how to manage their anger and take control of their emotions. Using the book, “What to Do When Your Temper Flares,” as a guide, Lorince will lead participants through a “Drivers Ed” session where she teaches children to be “good drivers” during fun, hands-on activities.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Elyria Public Library System, West River Branch, 1194 West River Rd. N.
    • 9
    Register

    Problems come in all different shapes and sizes and can range from a small “glitch” to a huge catastrophe! As social thinkers, it is not only important to rate our problems but also to match our reaction to them in a socially appropriate way. Ellen Spear, MA, CCC-SLP, of Lakeshore Speech Therapy, LLC., will help families determine how big or little a problem is and know what strategies will work to help deal with that problem.

    Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may attend this program but must register separately.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Elyria Public Library System, West River Branch, 1194 West River Rd. N.
    • 7
    Register

    Problems come in all different shapes and sizes and can range from a small “glitch” to a huge catastrophe! As social thinkers, it is not only important to rate our problems but also to match our reaction to them in a socially appropriate way. Ellen Spear, MA, CCC-SLP, of Lakeshore Speech Therapy, LLC., will help families determine how big or little a problem is and know what strategies will work to help deal with that problem.

    Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may attend this program but must register separately.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Pkwy
    • 10
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

    Are you concerned about your child's anxiety, anger or sensory needs? Come and learn how to incorporate music to aid in self-regulation. Adults and children will participate together in this group music therapy session where musical experiences may include song writing, instrument playing, lyric analysis, listening practices and singing.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Pkwy
    • 10
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend but must register separately.

    Sing along to popular movie tunes featuring your child’s favorite animated princesses, heroes and more! In addition to singing, children will play, move and experience all aspects of general music making to enhance cognition, motor, social, emotional, behavioral and communication needs. Adults and children will participate together in this group music therapy session which will include alternative communication devices as needed. Adaptations will be made for all needs for everyone’s participation and enjoyment!

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 04 May 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd.
    • 1
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-9 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-9 years) may also attend but must register separately. Children (10-12 years) may attend the 2:30 session.

    Mindfulness is being aware of thoughts, feelings and sensations that are happening around you at the present time. In children, mindfulness provides many benefits including helping them focus their attention and calm down when anxious. Join Terri McNeely, MEd, BS, of The Child & Family Counseling Center of Westlake, in this interactive session as she teaches caregivers and children ways to calm themselves and become more mindful. She will lead attendees through exercises that can be practiced every day to increase attention, focus and to better regulate emotions.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 04 May 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd.
    • 9
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 10-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 10-12 years) may also attend but must register separately. Children (7-9 years) may attend the 1:00 session.

    Mindfulness is being aware of thoughts, feelings and sensations that are happening around you at the present time. In children, mindfulness provides many benefits including helping them focus their attention and calm down when anxious. Join Terri McNeely, MEd, BS, of The Child & Family Counseling Center of Westlake, in this interactive session as she teaches caregivers and children ways to calm themselves and become more mindful. She will lead attendees through exercises that can be practiced every day to increase attention, focus and to better regulate emotions.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

Call, text or email:

Phone: 1-440-570-5908
Email: info@connectingforkids.org

Address:

P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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