LEARNING STUDIO: EARLY LITERACY THROUGH THE ARTS

Little ones and their caregivers will create, build language skills, and learn together with Ricky Rainbow Beard.

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About the Program Families and children from birth to three years of age will create, build language skills, and learn together. The Learning Studio will offer visual arts, music, dance, drama, and storytelling to introduce communication, both verbal and non-verbal. The program will support parents and caregivers as their children’s first teachers, and implement an arts-based early learning experience with developmentally appropriate practices. Our program is entirely free thanks to our generous partners and sponsors: Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, and the New Bedford Birth-3rd Partnership.


EpisodeS

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Episode 1: Moon Man Read a book with Ricky Rainbow Beard and friends! Today’s book is Moon Man by Tomi Ungerer. Join Ricky in the craft studio and make your own moon. Click here to watch Episode 1 and here to download the activity.

 

Episode 2: Rain Read a book with Ricky Rainbow Beard and friends! Today’s book is Rain by Linda Ashman with Pictures by Christian Robinson. Join Ricky in the craft studio and make your own rainstick. Click here to watch and here to download the activity.

 

Episode 3: Color Kittens Read a book with Ricky Rainbow Beard and friends! Today’s book is The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown with pictures by Alice and Martin Provensen. Join Ricky in the craft studio and make your own color kitten. Click here to watch and here to download the activity.

 

Episode 4: Indoor Noisy Read a book with Ricky Rainbow Beard and friends! Today’s book is the Indoor Noisy Book by Margaret Wise Brown with pictures by Leonard Weisgard. Join Ricky in the craft studio and make your own firecracker. Click here to watch and here to download the activity.

 

Episode 5: DADS. Read a book with Ricky Rainbow Beard and friends! Today’s book is The Bureau of Misplaced Dads by Eric Veillé and Pauline Martin. Join Ricky in the craft studio and make your own stick dad! Click here to watch and here to download the activity.

 

Episode 6: Sponge Snake Read a book with Ricky Rainbow Beard and friends! Today’s book is by Tomi Ungerer. Join Ricky in the craft studio and make your own sponge snake! Click here to watch and here to download the activity.

 


 

Episode activities

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