Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The New Website Launches

Green Apple Kids has launched its new web pages. Please see the sample below:

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Presenter for February 7th Workshop

Erin has had a lot of movement since she's learned how to walk! She is fascinated by how we use our bodies to play and tell each other stories. Her training as an actor and dancer led her naturally to her yoga practice, where new stories are being told everyday!

She loves teaching children because of their beautiful willingness to take adventures. In addition to acting and teaching yoga, Erin is currently training to become a Sign Language Interpreter. She also teaches "Baby Fingers" classes, a musical sign language class for parents and their babies around New York City.

Erin is certified through Sonic Yoga's 200-hour program, and has been teaching yoga to children for 3 years at Sonic KIDZ and Fit Kids NYC. Her yoga classes at Karma Kids Yoga foster a love of dance, music, creativity and play.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

K* donates 5% to GAK!

Announcing a great collaboration. K* Shoes, has agreed to donate 5% of sales from the inaugural line to Green Apple Kids. We are happy to display the handmade K* booties on the Green Apple Kids website and blog. The booties and shoes are designed and made by Brooklyn mom Keiko Hirosue-Korolev. See the ad below:

Monday, January 12, 2009

January 3rd Workshop Review

This was the last workshop in the eco-fabulous first season of Green Apple Kids, and what a fun time it was. After a brief introduction by Beatrice, Dez shared an improvised story with the kids during which they were asked to participate by naming various animals that live in the jungles of Africa. The parade of animals began with a gazelle, ended with an elephant, and besides turtles, cougars, lions, and tigers, even involved a T-Rex (a recycled version of the story will be posted shortly).

Next Beatrice and Liza demonstrated how to make recycled books and assisted the GAK kids in making their very own wordless creations. The items needed were rice glue, clippings from old magazines, rectangles cut from cereal or tissue paper boxes and a whole lot of imagination.

When the kids were done cutting and pasting, Beatrice and Liza bound their books together by sewing, gluing and using hole punches. And then came the big presentation. Our young storytellers joined Liza on the rug and presented their books and elaborate stories to an eager GAK audience.

Review the snapshots (by Manny) below and get ready for the next season at the Brooklyn Public Library Williamsburg Branch.

Dez and the GAK kids sharing a story