Wilton parks and rec offers new programs

Registration for Parks and Recreation Programs starts on Thursday, Sept. 3. Below are just a few of the programs being offered this fall. For information, visit wiltonparksand rec.org.
Story Time, for ages 3 to 5, is for early learners and those children who would like to increase their reading levels and motor skills.
Spanish, for ages 3 to 5, is taught in various creative methods. Students will learn through rhyme and rhythm using songs to perfect grammar, spelling, pronunciation, vocabulary and composition.
U.K. Petite Soccer, also for ages 3 to 5, engages children in physical activity while developing their motor skills and basic soccer skills. Fun and imaginative games help build confidence and self-esteem. Each class consists of dribbling, shooting and passing in a non-competitive atmosphere.
In Pop Art, students, 7 to 12, will learn to use pop art techniques to create a room poster and colorful gifts while emulating well-known artists such as Warhol and Jasper. Students will learn and apply lots of colors and angles.
Comstock Floor Hockey will stress the basic fundamentals of hockey including passing, shooting, positioning, safety and the importance of good sportsmanship.
Making Music Fun for Strings is a new after-school program for third to eighth graders. Students will learn to play easy arrangements of popular composers in duos, trios and quartets. For violin, viola, cello and bass. Instructor Beryl Diamond Chacon is an accomplished Juillard-trained violinist.
Lego Factory Fun allows children in kindergarten through fifth grade to build kid-sized versions of factory machines, such as a scissors lift, specialized conveyor belts and even a robot.
Each week, in the LEGO World of Transportation, students in kindergarten through fifth grade  will build motorized models of a car, a dragster, a railroad crossing gate, an airplane and more. They will explore the history of transportation from horse and buggy and trains to the development of the automobile and flight. Child can follow step-by-step model plans to create their vehicle, then customize it to their own specifications and take their mini-figure for a ride.