It’s our 2nd big Summer Preview Week! I’ll have more posts on the best fun for kids around the South Puget Sound, ending with the big reveal of this year’s complete South Sound Family Summer guide on Thursday! Hint: If you missed some posts last week, I have links at the bottom of this post!
Today, I want to tell you about a unique, free story time for Tacoma preschoolers.
Communities in Schools has teamed up with your favorite school librarians to offer a free, fun and interactive story time at an elementary school near you.
If you have an incoming kindergartener, what a great way to make sure he feels confident walking into class that first day! Librarians and volunteers will read specially selected stories, and lead fun activities including crafts, movement, and science exploration. Plus, there will be a free lunch for anyone under 18 at noon.
Parents are asked to stay and participate. You’ll be learning too, as librarians who know the school expectations will model the best ways to read with your child and keep his interest. If you’ve got siblings, bring them along! Though the targeted age is 2-5, coordinator Rachel says older children are good helpers, and your kiddos are never too young to be read to!
The program runs July 8th-31st, and at most locations it’s two hours, twice a week. I already mentioned it’s FREE, right? You are not required to attend all sessions, and you are welcome to drop in, but they really would prefer you register so they have an idea of numbers (especially for lunches). If you aren’t sure which elementary is closest to you, or if you have any other questions, the friendly folks at Communities in Schools will be glad to help you.
You can also email Rachel firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 253-571-1054
Not your area? I have the details on summer reading programs all over coming later this week. In the meantime, be sure you’ve also checked out these popular summer activities
We also have a great list of summer camps up in the menu bar, and some fantastic sponsors I hope you’ll consider, too!