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Historians, curators, child development specialists and researchers guide us as we discover the timeless, multi-faceted world of Curious George.
For Adults: Conversations with the Experts
The History of Curious George
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 ~ 7:00 pm
H.A. and Margret Rey: The Creators & Artists
Ellen Ruffin, Associate Professor and Curator of the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi, will speak on the lives and works of H.A. and Margret Rey, the creators of the “Curious George” books. Ruffin will also give an overview of the de Grummond Collection, which is one of the leading research libraries for children’s literature in the United States.
Parenting Insights into Curious George
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 ~ 2:00 pm
Kindness & Respect in a Media Driven World
Kathryn Everest, M.Ed.“Teaching Kindness and Respect in a Social Media Driven World”. Everest will give an overview of the profound effects of media on children’s social, emotional and physical development addressing how their learning, social interactions and school success may be at risk unless they are lovingly guided to age appropriate influences, including the books they read, television they watch and games they play. Everest is Director of Guidance and Counseling with the Fort Worth Independent School District and an adjunct professor at TCU.
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 ~ 2:00 pm
What’s Love Got to Do With It?
Casey Call, Ph.D , “What’s Love Got to Do With It? Raising Creative Children.” Dr. Call will explore the role of relationships in developing and enhancing creativity in children. Practical suggestions for raising creative children will also be discussed. Call is an Associate Research Scientist at the Institute of Child Development at TCU and a developmental psychologist.
The Conversation with the Experts Series is free. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the
box office at 10:00 am on the day of the event.