Monday, April 27, 2015

Have a Hoot On Children’s Day!

Happy Children's Day!
Kodomo no Momo
With Toni Yuly and Growing Marigolds
Sunday, May 3 from 1:00 - 4:00

Bring the wee ones and celebrate Children’s Day at Momo with author/illustrator Toni Yuly as she reads from her latest book, “Night Owl.” Join us for home-made cookies, milk and the delightful tale of baby Night Owl and his nocturnal adventure!

The talented and sweet Toni Yuly.
Helen and Toni became friends at Momo.
We will also be joined by Helen Shor-Wong of Growing Marigolds as she shares her up-cycled kids clothing. Growing Marigolds teaches garden-based craft camps for kids' clothing, and hosts neighborhood-making gatherings.  
Kodomo no Hi, or Children’s Day, is a National Holiday in Japan celebrating children’s personalities and happiness. One will see an endless number of windsocks depicting koi fluttering in the breeze. These are called koinobori and will feature a red or pink fish to represent the mommy, a black fish for daddy and an additional fishy for each child. Koi represent strength of spirit, energy and determination – all things that will see a child to success. 

Click here to learn how to make a Koinobori Windsock.

Learning how to read will lead to success, too!