March 24, 2011

Little Mad Scientist

March 24, 2011
Children are one third of our population and all of our future.”

Ages: 4-7 years-old
Sunday April 3, 2011
Meet: in the lobby at 10h30
Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt
75008 Paris
Museum: 01 56 43 20 20
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more info click here:

Dear Friends,
Get ready to start a series of visits to science museums with GiF’s Little Mad Scientist meetings, where the aim is to expose children to all things science throughout the year. Our first visit will be to Palais de la Decouverte on Sunday April 3 at 10h30. We will meet in the lobby in time to buy entrance tickets (7 euros for adults, free for under 6's, 4.50 for ages 6-25).  Children and parents will chose a couple of topics to focus on based on how well you know the place.  We will pause for lunch around 12h00 (you can bring your own sandwiches and just buy drinks there in their small snack area, which also sells sandwiches, cookies and drinks.) After lunch, we can chose the second or third activity depending on the group’s interest.  After that and depending on the weather, we can get our sillies out by going to a nearby park.   

In addition to instilling and encouraging interest in science and technology, another important project goal is for children and parents to meet like-minded peers.

We look forward to developing and growing the Little Mad Scientist Club. We welcome parents leading talks, doing show and tell, and sharing their expertise with children. (Please note that if you have a membership to the Cites des Sciences, it should also work at this museum, so bring it along. There's also a coat and stroller check-in and there should be plenty of room on a Sunday morning.)

Best regards,

Helen Sahin Connelly
Gifted in France

March 18, 2011

Parenting Successful Children

March 18, 2011

Tuesday March 29,
(two different times to chose from)

12h30-15h00 -or-19h30-22h00

DVD Presentation --Description:
James Webb, in this DVD, talks to parents about how, "frequent breakups of families, the fast pace of technology, the information explosion, and other changes in today's evolving world make parenting more difficult. Learn more than two dozen strategies to set successful limits, avoid power struggles, minimize sibling rivalry, promote self-esteem, and more."

Dear Friends,

I would like to invite you to the follow up session to Gifted 101. This one, as you can see from the description above, is focused on parenting.

At the last meeting and through emails, some of you indicated that you are only available during the lunch hour showing (12h30-15h00), so we'll offer the same presentation twice on the same day.  Please RSVP by Sunday 27 March, latest, if you are interested, available and for which time. Please feel free to pass this on to your friends, partners or child minders, but RSVP is absolutely mandatory.

Here is the information.
  • Session 1: Tuesday 29 March
  • Time: 12h30-15h00 (As before, bring your lunch, I'll provide coffee and dessert.)
  • Session 2: Tuesday 29 March
  • Time: 19h30-22h00  (please bring a drink or a snack to add to the table.)
  • Address: (near Radio France, 75016).
  • RSVP: Sunday 27 March, latest.

Thanks for your continued support.

Kind regards,

Helen Sahin Connelly