Malone University Annual Campus Carnival for Kids with special needs takes on fairy tale theme in 2014

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Canton, OH.  February 14, 2014.  School of Education and Human Development.  The Malone University School of Education’s Council for Exceptional Children and Pioneer Athletics will present the fifth annual Campus Carnival for Kids Tuesday, March 25, from 6 – 8 p.m. in Osborne Hall on the campus located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton.  There is no charge for this fun-filled event, designed for children with special needs and their families.  Reservations are required.  Register online at www.malone.edu/carnival.
 
This year, the carnival takes on the theme “Rescuing Fairy Tale Land,” as each activity will allow the child to rescue a familiar storybook character:
Cinderella has lost her shoe,
Goldilocks is trapped in the bears’ house,
The Wolf is sick and cannot blow down houses,
The Princess doesn't know which frog to kiss,
Jack is stuck at the top of the Beanstalk,
Little Red Riding Hood is too afraid of the wolves in the woods to get to Granny's house,
Snow White has lost the dwarves,
and more!!
 
The main event -- held in the center of the gymnasium -- will offer the king and queen's royal court, as entertained by four groups of students – a magic act, juggling, traveling theatre troupe, and battling musketeers!
 
In addition, children may cross a draw bridge where Kappa Delta Pi – the national education honor society – will offer a storybook castle for quiet reading time.
The Campus Carnival for Kids is geared for children with special needs (ages 12 and under) and their elementary school-aged siblings to enjoy two hours of fun, games, entertainment, activities, snacks, and prizes.  All carnival activities and refreshments are free!  Parents and caregivers are strongly encouraged to accompany their children throughout the carnival as guests.  Every activity and carnival game station has been specifically designed to differentiate instruction based on the needs of each child, thus the event promises an evening of fun for children with special needs as well as their elementary school-aged siblings.  Children with severe challenges are encouraged to attend.  Participating families are asked to enter the campus through the gated 25th Street entrance and park in the lot in front of Osborne Hall.  Malone students will be stationed in the parking lot for those needing assistance.

The Carnival will also make a special appearance as Carnival to Go for Canton City School children earlier in March.
 
The MCEC (Malone Council for Exceptional Children) is a student organization for Malone University education majors committed to connecting with, and serving, families blessed with kids with exceptionalities here in the greater Stark County area.  The Malone Council for Exceptional Children has served more than 1000 local individuals with disabilities and their families.

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