Kids ages 4-14 will learn the proper way to greet dogs and cats to avoid bites and scratches. There will even be a dog at the class to allow the kids to practice. Presented by the APA of Missouri.
Classes are free and will be held at the following times and locations of the St. Louis County Library:
Monday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Bend Branch.
Tour the Challenger Learning Center to celebrate Earth Day. Preview the newest simulated space mission at the center: Earth Odyssey, and take part in hands-on activities, like the new Wind Turbine Design Challenge workshop, then enjoy snacks, environmental activites and giveaways.
2 to 6 p.m. Free, but registration is requested.
With the help of the St. Louis Modern Chinese School and Chinese Culture and Education Services, the Magic House will host games and sports popular with children in China today.
Kids can learn to spin a Diabolo, inspired by a Chinese yoyo, kick around a shuttlecock in a round of Chinese hacky sack, pick up a games of pink pong or skip a rubber band as they jump up, down and all around for a game of Chinese jump rope.
This special story time features David Backes, St. Louis Blues captain and co-founder, along with his wife Kelly, of Athletes for Animals. Backes will read Oh, The Pets You Can Get by Dr. Seuss and talk to children about his compassion for animals, the importance of pet adoption and responsible pet ownership.
The Waldorf School of St. Louis has partnered with Childgrove Dancers to host Family Contra Dances, a communal style of folk dancing that is fun and easy to learn. No experience is necessary.
Children and adults engage in simple movements which encourage concentration, coordination and sequencing, all while having fun. This is a time-honored American pastime combining movement and social connection with beautiful live music. Best for families with children ages 6 and up. All are welcome.
Bring your toddler or preschool-age little ones to Whole Foods Market for this free Mommy and Me Spanish class with Montesorri Bilingual Academy. You'll enjoy songs, stories, games and a snack.
Taught by Veronica Greene of the Montessori Bilingual Academy. The class will be held in the Kids Club Play Area.
Free, reservations are not required. 10 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. at Whole Foods Market in Town and Country.
More information: wholefoodsmarket.com
St. Louis Bicycle Works is partnering with the Clayton School District to host a bike drive to collect adult and children's bicycles. Donations will benefit children and young adults in the St. Louis area by giving them an opportunity to receive a bike.
Kids can use their observation skills to discover the wonderful biodiversity in their own communities while meeting animals that make their home in Missouri and Illinois.
Engage your young scientist in science-related learning at the Saint Louis Science Center's Preschool Science Series. Through interactive stories and hands-on exploration, children learn about science, as well as language, problem-solving and social skills.
Kids can observe gravity's constant acceleration through bowling ball juggling, gyroscope stability through plate spinning, centripetal force with cowboy lariats and much more at this free Science of Circus workshop presented by Circus Kaput.