Wednesday, October 26, 2011

FCS Majors Participate in Trunk or Treat

Three Family & Consumer Sciences majors participated in the annual "Trunk or Treat" at the Ashland County Fairgrounds on Oct. 15.

Child and Family Studies major, Amanda Butzer, developed creative sensory motor play activities that would engage children as part of her Family Life Education course.  She also created a handout for parents that provides ideas of what they can do at home to help their child learn everyday through play with little or no expense.

Two other FCS majors, Ellen Blowers and Emily Murray, joined in to interact with the children and parents.   

The three students also participated as part of the Talk, Read, Play …Together Ashland County School Readiness Initiative which seeks to assure that all county children, birth to kindergarten age, experience  nurturing learning environments at home and in the community, which will help them to succeed in school. The Ashland County Family and Children First Council (FCFC) and United Way of Ashland County joined forces to develop this initiative.

Amanda Butzer explains an activity to a young girl.

Emily Murray gives encouragement during the "egg and spoon" activity.

Emily Blowers helps direct a young boy through the course.

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