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Forming Connected Family Relationships through Storytelling

Local Word Writers Festival - Presentation with Q&A

2024-08-24 11:00:00 2024-08-24 12:00:00 Australia/Melbourne Forming Connected Family Relationships through Storytelling Local Word Writers Festival is an annual three-day event of local writers presenting workshops, presentations and panel discussions for writers and readers. Ocean Grove Library -

Saturday, August 24
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-08-24 11:00:00 2024-08-24 12:00:00 Australia/Melbourne Forming Connected Family Relationships through Storytelling Local Word Writers Festival is an annual three-day event of local writers presenting workshops, presentations and panel discussions for writers and readers. Ocean Grove Library -

Local Word Writers Festival is an annual three-day event of local writers presenting workshops, presentations and panel discussions for writers and readers.

As parents, we all want to feel connected with our children. We want to create nourishing relationships built on love and trust.

Helping our children to learn to be resilient in the face of today’s challenges and mental health struggles is one of our key roles as a parent. Using personal stories not only helps our children learn these skills, but it also helps us to build connected relationships.

Led by Andy McNeilly, this workshop is filled with stories and examples of how to do this at home. You will walk away with simple strategies to help your children learn the skills to become more resilient and face the challenges of today’s world.

As a primary school teacher, Andy McNeilly noticed that schools were doing a great job of teaching the academics, but students were lacking social and emotional learning skills. He started to run some workshops to help parents, and after receiving great feedback, he decided to write a book. Connecting with Your Kids was Andy’s first book, released in 2019. His second book, Connecting with your Teens, was released in 2023.

Up to 20 participants aged 18+. For parents, educators and aspiring writers.

Tickets $20pp OR $10pp for library members (free to join).

For the full program of 15 events being held across the region, visit www.grlc.vic.gov.au/localword

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Workshops & Lectures | Festivals |

TAGS: | recommended |

Ocean Grove Library

Phone: (03) 4201 0655

Hours

Ocean Grove Library

Mon, Jul 15 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Tue, Jul 16 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Wed, Jul 17 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Thu, Jul 18 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Fri, Jul 19 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jul 20 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Sun, Jul 21 Closed

Tel: (03) 4201 0655

About the Library

Ocean Grove is the largest town on the Bellarine and boasts a long library history – a free library opened in the public hall in 1910 and our current library was opened as part of The Grove Centre in 1993. This busy library has frequent children’s activities enlivening the space and reflecting the diverse demographics of our community.

Upcoming events

Mon, Jul 22, 10:30am - 11:15am
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Wed, Jul 24, 9:30am - 10:00am
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Thu, Jul 25, 11:30am - 11:50am
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Thu, Jul 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for Code Club and take a tour of Scratch 1 Ages 8-15. Bookings essential.

Mon, Jul 29, 10:30am - 11:15am
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Wed, Jul 31, 9:30am - 10:00am
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Thu, Aug 01, 11:30am - 11:50am
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Thu, Aug 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for Code Club and take a tour of Scratch 1 Ages 8-15. Bookings essential.

Mon, Aug 05, 10:30am - 11:15am
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Wed, Aug 07, 9:30am - 10:00am
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Thu, Aug 08, 11:30am - 11:50am
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Thu, Aug 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for Code Club and take a tour of Scratch 1 Ages 8-15. Bookings essential.

Mon, Aug 12, 10:30am - 11:15am
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Wed, Aug 14, 9:30am - 10:00am
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Thu, Aug 15, 11:30am - 11:50am
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Thu, Aug 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for Code Club and take a tour of Scratch 1 Ages 8-15. Bookings essential.

Mon, Aug 19, 10:30am - 11:15am
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Wed, Aug 21, 9:30am - 10:00am
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.