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Baxter's Corner Leads 2016 Young Storyteller Camp

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Baxter's Corner Leads 2016 Young Storyteller Camp

                 Baxter's Corner will be at Cabbage Patch Settlement House this afternoon for a publishing party to celebrate completion of a new story, Babies & Bananas, written by 12 participants of a week-long Young Storyteller Camp.                 The youth collaborated on the story and provided illustrations.  From the history of storytelling to the elements of a good story, the campers explored plot and character development, scene details, word choice and editing.                 Local author, Linda Baker (Chief Pencil) and illustrator, Mary Ellen Stottmann (Chief Crayon), co-owners of Baxter’s Corner, led daily workshop sessions...

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Study shows the importance of 'Social Competency' of Children

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Study shows the importance of 'Social Competency' of Children

At Baxter's Corner, we are dedicated to improving what we call Social Literacy, what others have termed Social Competency. Results of a 19-year study of kindergartners show the importance of social skills, both in academic and overall success in life. "Pro-social behavior matters, even at a young age. And because it can be learned, it's a great target for prevention or intervention efforts." Researchers asked kindergarten teachers to evaluate their young students using a "Social Competency Scale," by rating stating abouts their behavior and interpersonal skills. Nineteen years later, the researchers followed up with those same children, now adults, to...

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Young Illustrator Camp 2016

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Young Illustrator Camp 2016

See what the Patch has to say! http://cabbagepatch.org/hunting-for-the-fairy-queens-jewels/

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Young Illustrator Camp Scheduled

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Young Illustrator Camp Scheduled

Baxter's Corner will lead a new camp this year over spring break at Cabbage Patch Settlement House. Based on interest in the storytelling camps from past summers, Baxter's Corner and Cabbage Patch have developed a new camp intended to take children further into the publication process. At the spring camp, youth will learn the process of preparing illustrations for print, from determining which scenes to illustrate, to producing final artwork through the stages of concept, sketching, and color layering.  Campers will be producing illustrations based on the book THE CATASTEROUS CRUISE, which was written by campers at the 2015 Young...

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Baxter's Corner Featured on WHAS11's Great Day Live

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Baxter's Corner Featured on WHAS11's Great Day Live

Linda Baker of Baxter's Corner and Cabbage Patch Settlement House's Mayghin Levine join hosts Rachel Platt and Terry Meiners on Great Day Live Thursday, February 25, 2016, to tell WHAS11 viewers about GOING BANANAS IN SPACE. GOING BANANAS IN SPACE is a story written by 11 youth at one of Cabbage Patch's Young Storyteller camps. The story was initially presented as a booklet to campers with a few copies for Patch staff and board members. It was so well-received that Baxter's Corner professionally designed and printed the story for the Patch to sell to raise funds for youth services. The...

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