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What is Medina County R.O.C.K.S.?
Medina County R.O.C.K.S. is an interactive workshop based program series for parents and their kindergarten-age children to attend together. Each workshop has informational speakers for parents, interactive programs for the children and reading readiness activities that parents and children complete together. The workshops are each 2 hours long and children and parents who participate in ALL workshops in the series will show the greatest gains in skills. This program is funded through the generosity of United Way.

Registration Information

Medina County R.O.C.K.S. will be held in the following school districts. Please register your child for the district or community where they will be attending kindergarten.

Medina R.O.C.K.S. Registration 2018
Dates: Mondays, April 9, 16, 23 at Medina Library
Pizza served at 5:45pm, Activities from 6:15 to 7:45 pm

Brunswick R.O.C.K.S. Registration begins March 1st
Dates: Thursdays, April 12, 19, 26, May 3 at Brunswick Library
Check in starts at 5:30 pm, Activities from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Cloverleaf R.O.C.K.S. Registration begins March 8th
Dates: Wednesday, April 25; Tuesday May 15; Thursday June 7 at Cloverleaf Elementary School
Check in starts at 5:15. Activities from 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Buckeye R.O.C.K.S. Registration begins April 1st
Dates: Wednesdays, May 30, June 6, 13 at Buckeye Library
Check in starts at 3:30 pm, Activities from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

What is Covered?

Importance of Reading Aloud

Letters and their sounds

Rhyming words

Print awareness

Story comprehension

First steps to writing

Basic computer skills

Great books for reading together

Workshop Format
Parents and caregivers will attend a 1 hour session covering:
Literacy activities to do at home with your child
Methods to raise your child to be a good reader
The importance of interacting with teachers and school officials

Children will attend a 1 hour session that includes a story time and art project staffed by volunteer educators.

The second hour of the workshop is an opportunity for the child and parent to work together on new literacy skills and activities.

Families will receive valuable take home packets at each session which contain:
Materials and activities to practice at home
Books for reading at home
Poems, rhymes and much more

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