Preschoolers can learn and grow at weekly Story Time

Baby crawlingThursday morning means time for stories and a lot more for preschoolers at the Tecumseh Public Library.

The library’s Preschool Story Time series continues in February with activities on Thursdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22.

Each week’s activity brings songs, finger plays, rhymes and stories along with early literacy tips to get children ready to read.

Registration is not required for any of the activities.

Exercise Class series teaching dance

Musical notesThe Tecumseh Public Library is bringing a healthy heartbeat to the community with its Move to the Beat Exercise Class series, beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, and continuing at that time on Mondays the library is open in January. (The library will be closed Monday, Jan. 15.)

Dance instructor KJ Clagg leads the series, teaching a drumstick exercise routine. Beginners are welcome and space is limited, so registration is required in advance. The activities are for ages 18 and up.

The classes are made possible through the Health Literacy Grant by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Stress Relief Story Time hosted on Tuesdays

Mom and babyThe Tecumseh Public Library, in partnership with the Pottawatomie County Health Department, welcomes families with young children to take part in a five-week series of Preschool Stress Relief Story Times, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 23 and Jan. 30, and finishing Feb. 6.

The free classes take place at the library and are for preschool-age children and their caregivers.

The program presenter is Angie Porter, MS, CCPS, with the Pottawatomie County Health Department. She will lead a series of activities that promote verbal and nonverbal communication skills, use of the senses, imitation, interaction, stimulation and relief and relaxation techniques.

Registration is required in advance to participate.