News Release

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Contact: George Stinnett, CHKD, (757) 668-7043

Festival of Learning

Free Workshop Series for Parents and Professionals Who Work with Children

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—As a part of Child Fair 2003, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and Hampton’s Healthy Families Partnership will conduct a Festival of Learning workshop series for parents and professionals who work with children. All programs are free and open to the public. Advance registration is required and can be accomplished by calling 668-7500 or going on line to www.chkd.org/calendar.
  • July 21 – Positive Discipline. 7-8:30 p.m., CHKD Health Center, 3rd floor, 733 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake. Learn positive discipline techniques that work without yelling, arguing or spanking.
  • July 22 – Read with the Experts: Using Books with Special Needs Children. 7-8 p.m., Newport News Public Library, Pearl Bailey Branch, 2510 Wickham Ave. CHKD speech-language pathologists demonstrate how to adapt books for special-needs children who have visual, motor and/or cognitive delays or disorders and highlight speech and language skills that can be enhanced through reading.
  • July 24 – Anger and Stress Management for Parents. 7-8:30 p.m., Sergeant Building, Room B, 1 Franklin Street, Hampton. Learn to recognize your response to anger and stress and analyze how they affect the family environment. Hear strategies for managing stress and responding to anger.
  • July 28 – When Children Lose Control: Helping Your Child Manage Anger. 7-8:30 p.m., CHKD Medical Group’s Hampton Roads Pediatrics, 2106 Executive Drive, Hampton. Parents and caregivers learn how to help children manage their anger, learn self-control and eliminate inappropriate behaviors, like biting or hitting.
  • July 29 – Effective Techniques for Managing the Preschool Classroom. 7-8:30 p.m., Sergeant Building, Room B, 1 Franklin Street, Hampton. Teachers and child care providers learn creative ways to deal with everyday challenges, from positive discipline to organization of the classroom.
  • July 31 – The Ten Greatest Gifts I Give My Child. 7-8:30 p.m. Sergeant Building, Room B, 1 Franklin Street, Hampton. Based on the best selling book by Stephen W. Vannoy, this presentation offers important parenting tools. Parents learn a fresh approach to building their children’s self-esteem, confidence and decision making abilities while giving them the values they need to become healthy, self-confident adults.
  • Child Fair 2003 will be held Aug. 3-4, noon-6 p.m., at the Hampton Coliseum. It is free for all families with young children and will feature: children’s health and wellness screenings; hands-on exhibits and activities for children; car seat checks; face painting; story times; clowns and jugglers; a playground; free children’s books and door prizes. For more information visit www.childfair.org.