2018 Program Offerings

Mindful Media’s 2018 Program Offerings:

PRE-SCHOOL:

Singing to Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                       Singing and talking are two important pre-literacy skills.  Young children will contribute to the creation of stories and songs, and enjoy singing and laughing with folk  songs, storytelling, and original tunes.  Pantomime and puppetry may be included, but silliness is essential!

SCHOOL-AGE:

Days of Gold                                                                                                                                                                                                                             It’s 1863.  Relive and experience the California Gold Rush through the eyes of the most successful gold rush musician:  John Stone.  View demonstrations of musical instruments derived from simple, portable, commonplace items found in a forty-niner’s knapsack.  Children will sing along and learn to play a comb kazoo.  Alan Candee reprises the role of John Stone, a.k.a.”Old Put”, as he performed it at the World Gold-panning Championships in 2016.

Music and More                                                                                                                                                                                                               Language development is highly driven by singing and speaking.  School-age children will sing along and contribute to the creation of song lyrics.  Stories told may include puppetry, pantomime, humor, and other modes of entertainment.  No exams here–Plan to have fun!

A Musical Journey Through American History                                                                                                                                                     Sing along with familiar songs you didn’t know were hundreds of years old, and learn the history behind them. Be prepared to sing, laugh, and learn!

Rocks and Minerals   
“Rock-hunting? Doesn’t sound very sporting. Do they move?” Join long-time rockhound, Alan Candee, to learn about the rock-collecting hobby.  Kids will handle Coprulite, learn to identify rocks and other exotic and interesting stones.  Children will take home a “pet rock”.  A fine STEM program.

Music Mania                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This science program allows participants to use a variety of musical instruments to discover how musical sounds are produced.  Make and take home a comb-kazoo and a percussion instrument made from everyday materials.  An exceptional STEM program. (Limit: 20 participants)

“The program was exactly what we were looking for at the Placerville Library. We wanted the kids to engage in the Science of Sound and why instruments make the sounds they do.  Alan did a fantastic job demonstrating sound and gave the kids plenty of time to experiment themselves!”                                -Christina Roseli, Early Childhood Literacy Specialist, El Dorado County Library            

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

TEENS:

Rock Hunting and Making a Gemstone Wire-Wrap Necklace    
“Rock-hunting? Doesn’t sound very sporting. Do they move?” Join long-time rockhound, Alan Candee, to learn about the rock-collecting hobby and make a gemstone wire-wrap jewelry necklace. Expect this program to last 60-90 minutes.  Mindful Media’s most requested summer program in 2016 and 2017.  (Limit: 20 participants)

“Alan and Nancy’s program on jewelry making with natural stones was a hit.  Not only did Nancy present how to make beautiful wire-wrapped jewelry, Alan gave a wonderful presentation about Geology and brought in many examples to tempt anyone to go outside and explore.  Our patrons loved it!”                                                -Berta Boegel, Branch Supervisor, Carmichael Library

 

ADULTS:

Rock Hunting and Making a Gemstone Wire-Wrap Necklace    
“Rock-hunting? Doesn’t sound very sporting. Do they move?” Join long-time rockhound, Alan Candee, to learn about the rock-collecting hobby and make a gemstone wire-wrap jewelry necklace. Expect this program to last 60-90 minutes.  Mindful Media’s most requested summer program in 2016 and 2017.  (Limit: 20 participants)

“Alan and Nancy’s program on jewelry making with natural stones was a hit.  Not only did Nancy present how to make beautiful wire-wrapped jewelry, Alan gave a wonderful presentation about Geology and brought in many examples to tempt anyone to go outside and explore.  Our patrons loved it!”                                                -Berta Boegel, Branch Supervisor, Carmichael Library

Win the Battle Over Electronic Screens at Home
Children exposed to unlimited amounts of video games, television, movies, and computer screens are more likely to suffer from symptoms of ADD, obesity, diabetes, nearsightedness, poor social skills, and limited academic performance. Learn simple tips to eliminate battles, put parents in control, and promote quality family time. Mindful Media Management’s Alan Candee provides insights.

A Musical Smorgasbord for Teachers and Caregivers
Expand your sphere of musical offerings to pre-school and primary grade children. This workshop will tap into your own musical passions, inspiring a varied assortment of music for the children in your charge.

 

Mindful Media Management
phone:  916-371-6703
email:  alancandee@yahoo.com

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