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‘The Children’s Happy Reading Journey’

‘The Children’s Happy Reading Journey’, is an event which celebrates reading fun for young children and their families. 
The community oriented event offers FREE ADMISSION for all attendees at a reading fair that captures the joy of reading fun for young children and their families throughout the event.

The exciting adventure of creative reading fun, now in its 3rd year, will be held indoors at the Oviedo Mall on Sat. Sept. 22, 2018 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm where books will be read to young children and their families in attendance by various fairytale Princesses, favorite super hero Characters, Florida PTA Representatives, local teachers in the community, business owners and members of various community organizations along with many other supporters of a strong reading focused community event.

‘The Children’s Happy Reading Journey Event’ is a Free Admission event which promotes a fun, interactive reading experience for young children and their families to enjoy with vendors galore where they can explore the varied hands-on activities offered for children and their families and too, where they bring storybooks to life.

WUCF-TV PBS Kids will be on hand representing with a unique reading area for families to explore innovative reading tools which they offer families to help instill a love of reading in their children.

Young children attendees will be able to meet a variety of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators and engage in amazing special creative reading fun games and activities at this special Reading event that’s lively and upbeat with a wealth of hands-on activities and stories that are brought to life in numerous ways by participating vendors and community partners.

The event promotes the fact that reading is fun, reading is essential and reading is full of opening up a wonderful world of possibilities for young readers where imaginations soar.

The event will have Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators available for meet and greet opportunities with families who will also enjoy interactive story telling experiences from Readers at the Reading Stage.

A special treat for families are the local personalities that, among others, will be readers such as Amy Sweezey, WESH 2 award-winning Broadcast Meteorologist and Children’s Author of It Never, Ever Snows In Florida, and  Let’s Talk Weather, TV Forecasting:  Behind the Scenes, representatives from the Great Start Program affiliated with the Early Learning Dept. of Seminole County Schools providing early reader books and material for children, and Judy Lindquist, a local teacher and author of the book , Saving Home , which was published by the Florida Historical Society, endorsed by the Florida Humanities Council, and is on the recommended reading list for several Florida School Districts. Judy Lindquist, a Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project provides workshops for teachers on the teaching of writing and is an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida for 10 years, where she teaches Children’s Literature classes in the college of Education. Also participating will be John Hope, the award-winning author of numerous K-12 books and novels who himself has a zest for adventure, family fun times and the propensity to write daily.

Toddlers, Preschoolers and Young Children will be able to participate in engaging hands-on reading related activities and enjoy the special atmosphere of the unique event and also have their picture taken with the Princesses, Super Heroes and Characters present at the event.

‘The Children’s Happy Reading Journey Event’ shares a positive and fun filled ‘Happy Reading’ experience for all with Face Painting available, Book Basket Giveaways and Door Prize drawings.

Bringing stories to life and having children and their families enjoy FUN Reading is what ‘The Children’s Happy Reading Journey’ event is all about.
Children will be able to have meet and greet opportunities with various Children’s Book Authors, Writers and Illustrators up close and personal while also enjoying interactive story telling and reading experiences. The event is designed to be an exciting ‘Happy Reading Journey’ experience for all.

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Tee It Up at the New Lake Nona Centra Care

Lake Nona families have a new walk-in urgent care option with the opening of Lake Nona Centra Care. To celebrate, the Florida Hospital-affiliated urgent care provider is inviting everyone to a FREE Grand Opening Golf Outing with activities that include:

  • 5-Hole Mini Golf Putting Course
  • Free Snow Cones
  • Face Painting
  • Balloons
  • Snacks
  • Golf-giveaways and more

In addition to the festivities, community members can take a tour of the all-new facility and meet the medical staff.

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Grow and Sing Studios LIVE! Win prizes!

Our entire team will be ready to answer any questions you may have. Ask us a question in the LIVE chat stream once we start the event and you’ll be immediately entered into a drawing for a FREE MONTH OF CLASSES OR LESSONS.

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East Orlando/UCF Kindermusik Playdate – “Pick A Song and Sing Along”

Grow and Sing Studios Kindermusik Playdates are a one time 45 minute class for parents and kids on the go!

Our Kindermusik Playdates are a really fun Kindermusik family time experience mixed with take-home materials (including a 10 song download card to Kindermusik’s digital music website).

These classes are a perfect opportunity to experience what Kindermusik is like if you are considering subscribing to weekly classes. Our playdates typically follow a similar format month to month along with unique activities and music set to a monthly theme. Kindermusik playdates are recommended for babies up to 5 years old. They are multi-age classes, and parent interactive!

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Winter Park Kindermusik Playdate – “Pick A Song and Sing Along”

Grow and Sing Studios Kindermusik Playdates are a one time 45 minute class for parents and kids on the go!

Our Kindermusik Playdates are a really fun Kindermusik family time experience mixed with take-home materials (including a 10 song download card to Kindermusik’s digital music website).

These classes are a perfect opportunity to experience what Kindermusik is like if you are considering subscribing to weekly classes. Our playdates typically follow a similar format month to month along with unique activities and music set to a monthly theme. Kindermusik playdates are recommended for babies up to 5 years old. They are multi-age classes, and parent interactive!

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Winter Garden Kindermusik Playdate – “Pick A Song and Sing Along”

Grow and Sing Studios Kindermusik Playdates are a one time 45 minute class for parents and kids on the go!

Our Kindermusik Playdates are a really fun Kindermusik family time experience mixed with take-home materials (including a 10 song download card to Kindermusik’s digital music website).

These classes are a perfect opportunity to experience what Kindermusik is like if you are considering subscribing to weekly classes. Our playdates typically follow a similar format month to month along with unique activities and music set to a monthly theme. Kindermusik playdates are recommended for babies up to 5 years old. They are multi-age classes, and parent interactive!

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Grow and Sing Studios School Year Class Registration OPEN!

Welcome to Grow and Sing Studios. Celebrating 13 years of connections through the magic of music. Providing exciting, loving classes filled with possibilities, connections, and lifetime memories.

SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019 REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Our offerings for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, young children, and adults include:
– Kindermusik music and movement classes
– Piano Lessons- age 5 through adult
– Voice Lessons
– Group Guitar for teens/adults
– Kindermusik Birthday Parties and Photobooth service
– Kindermusik Playdates

Each location offers different programming, schedules, and options. Explore our classes page (found in website) to learn more.

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East Orlando/UCF Kindermusik Playdate- “Critter Giggles”

Grow and Sing Studios Kindermusik Playdates are a one time 45 minute class for parents and kids on the go!

Our Kindermusik Playdates are a really fun Kindermusik family time experience mixed with take-home materials (including a 10 song download card to Kindermusik’s digital music website).

These classes are a perfect opportunity to experience what Kindermusik is like if you are considering subscribing to weekly classes. Our playdates typically follow a similar format month to month along with unique activities and music set to a monthly theme. Kindermusik playdates are recommended for babies up to 5 years old. They are multi-age classes, and parent interactive!

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Winter Park Kindermusik Playdate- “Critter Giggles”

Grow and Sing Studios Kindermusik Playdates are a one time 45 minute class for parents and kids on the go!

Our Kindermusik Playdates are a really fun Kindermusik family time experience mixed with take-home materials (including a 10 song download card to Kindermusik’s digital music website).

These classes are a perfect opportunity to experience what Kindermusik is like if you are considering subscribing to weekly classes. Our playdates typically follow a similar format month to month along with unique activities and music set to a monthly theme. Kindermusik playdates are recommended for babies up to 5 years old. They are multi-age classes, and parent interactive!

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Winter Garden Kindermusik Playdate- “Critter Giggles”

Grow and Sing Studios Kindermusik Playdates are a one time 45 minute class for parents and kids on the go!

Our Kindermusik Playdates are a really fun Kindermusik family time experience mixed with take-home materials (including a 10 song download card to Kindermusik’s digital music website).

These classes are a perfect opportunity to experience what Kindermusik is like if you are considering subscribing to weekly classes. Our playdates typically follow a similar format month to month along with unique activities and music set to a monthly theme. Kindermusik playdates are recommended for babies up to 5 years old. They are multi-age classes, and parent interactive!

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Grow and Sing Studios Summer Classes!

YOUR FIRST CLASS IS FREE!

It’s time to explore another amazing week of music, movement, and art, and we would love for you to join us. It’s never too late to jump in and join the fun! Contact us and we’ll help you get started.

Visit growandsing.com to learn more, including locations in which classes are offered.
Contact us at 407-970-2774 or [email protected]

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Safety Around Water Week

At the YMCA of Central Florida, we know that swimming is a life skill every child must learn to stay safe, secure and enjoy the water. Florida leads the country in reported child drownings, with 75 per year.

Safety Around Water is a 5-day introductory swim program for youth ages 5–12 years-old. Each day, children will enjoy water safety education and character development lessons in a safe, structured environment.

YMCA Swim Academy instructors will instill a love of the water while helping kids and parents build safety skills and knowledge.

There is no fee to sign up for Safety Around Water Week and classes are open to the public. Participating locations are listed below: 

  • Aquatic Center YMCA
  • Blanchard Park YMCA
  • Cocoa YMCA
  • Dr. P. Phillips YMCA
  • Frank DeLuca YMCA
  • Golden Triangle YMCA
  • Lake Nona YMCA
  • Osceola County YMCA
  • Roper YMCA
  • South Orlando YMCA
  • Titusville YMCA
  • Wayne Densch YMCA
  • Winter Park YMCA

Registration for the program is on a first-come, first-served basis, so families are encouraged to sign up online or in-person at their neighborhood YMCA as soon as possible. For more information on available time slots, visit ymcacf.org/safety-around-water.

Participating YMCA Family Center locations are listed below:

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