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Punctuation Playtime

For complete information about Punctuation Playtime, click here.

Punctuation is FUN! And punctuation is important in helping children learn to read.

At National Punctuation Day® we believe that reaching children at the beginning of their scholastic careers is critical in helping them develop the reading and written communication skills that will be the key not only to their academic success, but to their professional success as adults.

Punctuation Playtime in the classroom takes a subject that children might roll their eyes at and makes it an engaging and enjoyable learning experience.

We involve the children in creating a vital, participatory, theater-like experience. Our program encourages teamwork and involvement while teaching proper punctuation.

We do this with fun activities such as:
• a punctuation relay tag
• a Wynken, Blynken, and Nod punctuation contest
• a punctuation rap performed by facilitators AND students
— and several others, all designed to reinforce these important punctuation lessons.

Our facilitators are passionate about what they do, and even more passionate about the children that they do it for.

We provide fun, educational take-home activities that the children can do with their family and friends. For example, our activity book features punctuation mark examples and definitions, punctuation mazes, puzzles and contests, matching games, and colorful punctuation quizzes.

Learning is easiest when you’re laughing and having FUN! — and that's what we do a lot of. The children will remember this program — and the lessons they learned — for a lifetime!

Sing the Punctuation Rap: Yes — a rap song for children that actually teaches them something useful!

Your Punctuation Playtime performers are:

Jeff Rubin

Jeff Rubin, founder of National Punctuation Day®, is The Newsletter Guy (www.thenewsletterguy.com), owner of a Pinole, CA-based newsletter publishing firm of the same name. Jeff has written and designed more than 1,800 newsletters for companies in a wide variety of industries since beginning his business in 1981. Previously he was a newspaper reporter and editor. Jeff is also a well-known professional speaker (www.JeffRubinSpeaks.com) and a former member of the National Speakers Association. He speaks frequently about writing, marketing, and integrity for owners of small businesses.

Norma Martinez-Rubin

Norma Martinez-Rubin is a veteran of EAST BAY IMpRoV classes and a born laugher. She has a gentle way with children, dogs, and her husband, Jeff. Norma holds an MPH from UCLA and an MBA from John F. Kennedy University. She owns Evaluation Focused Consulting (www.evaluationfocused.com), which performs health program evaluations for foundations, health maintenance organizations, and corporations with community benefit interests. She provides a high level of qualitative data that enables her clients to maximize the effectiveness of their community health initiatives.

Celebrate proper punctuation
with a performance of
Punctuation Playtime
Contact Jeff Rubin to book the program:
(510) 724-9507