Patty Costello, PhD in Neuroscience and picture book author, presents an engaging and interactive lecture based on the latest psychological research on libraries and books as teaching tools for children. The first part of the lecture discusses how and why parents can create an enriched literacy environment. Other topics include a dialogue on the pros and cons of teaching kids about race and stereotypes followed by a lesson on implicit bias. The talk concludes with an overview on the future of children's literature and why an active imagination is an important component for raising your children to be citizens of a diverse world. Ages 18 and up.
When: Thursday, June 21 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Cost: Free. This is part of our Connecting Community Program Series where members of the community share their passions and talents in order to connect and inspire. Class is limited to the first 40 attendees.
Where: JUMP Inspire Studio on the fourth floor, take a right out of the elevators and head towards the big Inspire sign.
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Instructor: Patty Costello lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, a crazy awesome toddler, a dog named Pippa, and a dog named Spencer. She has a BS in Psychology from the University of St Thomas and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Minnesota. She currently works in higher education. Her first book, "Catalina and the King’s Wall", was released May 5th, 2018 from Eifrig Publishing. Patty has read her book at various community locations including her son's preschool. So far her book has been well received - preschoolers can be a tough audience!
When was the last time you JUMPed, tried something new or took a risk?
I have never written a book before. I was inspired to write my first children's book after I attended the women's march with my infant son in Boise last January 2017. I started the book the day of the march and have been working on it every single day since!
*The opinions expressed in the Connecting Community Programs are the instructors own and do not necessarily reflect the views of JUMP.
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