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What makes Ready4K Family Workshops different?
Workshops are an important part of your family engagement program. But creating a high quality, engaging event is a lot of work! That’s why we set out to make it easy for you and your team to give great workshops your families will love.
The Ready4K Family Workshop system:
- Is easy to implement, flexible to suit your families’ needs, and simple to align to your curriculum goals
- Engages the whole family with a multigenerational approach
- Includes modeled moments, interactive games, songs, and stories
- Reinforces your Ready4K text message program
Through a one-of-a-kind set of tools for facilitators and families, Ready4K takes the “work” out of workshops.
The workshop kit includes:
- Eight step-by-step guides for workshop leaders on how to facilitate each workshop
- Eight activity guides for families, including book lists
- 75+ video clips for families, including modeled moments, Expert Answers, sing-alongs, interactive stories, and parenting tips
- Eight 45-minute on-demand workshop videos
- Access to live monthly Ready4K Virtual Family Fun Hours, through June 2022
Based on rigorous research on how best to support families, the set of 8 workshops reinforce your evidence-based Ready4K Curriculum.
- Everyday Learning Moments
- 1, 2, 3: Math is for ME!
- Every Day, Every Way Literacy
- Feelings and Friends
- Kitchen Sink Science
- Ready, Set, School!
- Summer Super Skills
- The Power of Play
Take a Closer Look at Ready4K Workshops
Video Clip Library
Play, move, and learn along with a modeled moment clip.
On-Demand Workshop Videos
Watch a segment from the Feelings and Friends workshop.
"They remind me of ways that I can continue to support her growth and development!"
"The tips and activities provided in the messages have been easy to incorporate into our daily routine and have noticeably improved our interactions and has given us the opportunity to make our normal activities more fun."
"Ready4K has helped a lot when she gets upset. Instead of getting upset she is now able to control her feeling by not getting frustrated but rather she will fold clothes or her favorite, matching socks and taking counting and taking 3 deep breaths"
"They have helped me be calmer dealing with him and they have helped me to help him communicate better with others"
"After doing activities together I believe our relationship is stronger. Her communication skills are growing every day and everything I do to encourage them helps!"
"There is an over-saturation of things to read and you can feel inadequate. Getting these texts feel like reassurances."
“We need to invest in things that parents don’t have to show up for, things that show up for parents in their homes.”
"We've all miscalculated how desperately families really wanted something like this."
"Parents really appreciate that it is simple, doesn't require anything additional, and stays on their phone."
“[My favorite activity is] listening and talking with my son. Devices tend to get in the way of living in todays era, it's nice to put them away and actually communicate with each other. It's important.”
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