ML’s BOOK TALK/WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
THE PARENT BACKPACK for Kindergarten through Grade 5
Want a peek into what’s covered in my book talks and workshops? Click here for the TOP TEN TAKEAWAYS from The Parent Backpack for Kindergarten through Grade 5. Each chapter of the book also ends with its own Top Ten Takeaways.
You’ll find a summary of the three workshops I offer below this schedule of events.
Westwinds Bookshop/Duxbury Library - Launch Party - Aug 9th 7:00pm
35 Depot St.
Duxbury, MA 02332
Nantucket Atheneum -Aug 23rd 6:30pm
1 India Street,
Nantucket MA 02554
Storybook Cove - Sept 12th 4:00pm
2053 Washington St.
Hanover, MA 02339
Buttonwood Books – Sept 18th 7:00pm
747 Chief Justice Cushing Highway
Cohasset MA 02025
Mansfield Public Library* – Sept 23rd 6:30pm
255 Hope Street
Mansfield, MA 02048
Titcomb’s Bookshop - Sept 26th 7:00pm
432 Route 6A
East Sandwich, MA 02537
The Book Shack – Tuesday, October 1st 7:00pm
101 Independence Mall Way
Kingston, MA 02364
Chandler Elementary School - Thursday, October 3rd 9:30am
93 Chandler Street
Harvard Bookstore – Monday, October 7th 7:00pm
1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
Barnes & Noble – Wednesday, October 16th 6:30pm
96 Derby St #300
Hingham, MA 02043
Cary Memorial Library* – Monday, October 21st 7:00pm
1874 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington, MA 02420
Wellesley Books & Parenting Expedited - Wednesday, October 23rd – 7:00pm
82 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02482
Youth Health Connection* - Tuesday, November 5th 9:00am
30 Reservoir Park Drive
Rockland, MA 02370
Barnes & Noble – Thursday, November 7th 7:00pm
1350-B Bald Hill Rd
Warwick, RI 02886
Needham Public Schools* – Wednesday, November 13th 7:00pm
1330 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Hingham Public Library – Thursday, November 14th 7:00pm
66 Leavitt St
Hingham, MA 02043
Bryant Elementary School PTO – Tuesday, November 19th 7:00pm
29 Gurney Drive
Pembroke, MA 02359
NAEYC Convention – Wednesday, November 20th – Saturday, November 23rd
Washington D.C. Convention Center
Gilford Public Library – Tuesday, January 21st 10:30am
31 Potter Hill Rd. Gilford, NH
Chandler Public School – Wednesday, January 22nd 10:00am
93 Chandler St. Duxbury, MA Rm 306 – SNOW DAY Cancellation to be rescheduled in Spring.
The Parent Connection/Duxbury Public Library /Westwinds Bookshop
Thursday, February 6th, 7:00pm 77 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA
Fitchburg State University – Thursday, February 27th
160 Pearl St. Fitchburg, MA
Weymouth Public Schools – Parent University – Thursday, March 20th
1 Wildcat Way, Weymouth, MA
Wellesley – Healthy Habits - Thursday, April 10th
36 Washington St. Wellesley Hills, MA
ML Nichols offers three interactive workshops for parents.
How to Navigate Schools so Your Kids Thrive…& You Survive
The Parent Backpack flagship 90-minute workshop.
This program is bursting with tips and strategies to help moms and dads get involved in their children’s education in productive ways. Parents come away knowing what to expect from kindergarten through grade 5, how to build bridges with schools and communicate effectively with teachers, how to connect to a child’s learning in meaningful ways, the secrets to raising a reader, how to help kids navigate social situations, what to do when a child needs more support, how to guide homework without meltdowns, why praising effort over outcome is meaningful and more.
Making the Kindergarten Leap
For families transitioning into the world of kindergarten and elementary school, this 90-minute program shows parents why their role is so important and how to support their soon-to-be or new kindergartener. Parents come away understanding how and why kids learn to read, why play is so important to their day, how to communicate with teachers in productive ways, how to recognize and manage social conflicts, and what to say and do to make sure their child thrives in school and beyond. This workshop is well suited for Kindergarten Transition programs in the spring or fall.
Navigating Homework & Projects so the Kids Thrive…and You Survive
This 90-minute workshop gives parents the perspective and tools they need to minimize homework meltdowns. More than 50% of families struggle with homework and study skills and this stresses everyone out. Parents will learn how to set the foundation for fewer homework battles, 10 tips that minimize homework meltdowns, how to guide your child on basic studying skills, and what to do to make sure kids get those projects done on time – and even have fun doing them. Parents also learn how to become productive communicators with teachers and coach their kids to become successful advocates for themselves.
For more information, or to schedule one of The Parent Backpack workshops for your organization, school, or library, email ML Nichols at email@example.com.