Gages Lake - Parents and siblings of children in the Early Childhood and Woodland Early Learning Experience programs have an opportunity to participate in a fun-filled evening that includes watching staff bring a storybook to life.
Called "Tuck Me in Tuesday" Family Reading Night, the program is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. February 27 at Woodland Primary School. It includes families and siblings of students rotating through three stations - "Snack and Learn," "Story Time Live," and "Family Reading Time."
At "Snack and Learn," children enjoy a light snack while parents watch "Book Walk," an instructional video designed to help the viewer engage with the book reader. Also, Kerry Winston, Primary School Librarian, will give a presentation on routines at bedtime.
Staff members will bring a story to life at the "Story Time Live" station and the "Family Reading Time" gives parents and children time to read their favorite storybooks together while sharing a blanket or sleeping bag they bring with them.
The event is designed to encourage parent involvement in a welcoming and supportive environment for them and their families as well as promote literacy, provide parents with time to engage in fun with their child while connecting with staff, and to give parents practical information to enhance home reading and support bedtime routines.
For more information, contact Lavonna Garner, At-Risk Parent Liaison, or Bess Bates, Social Worker at (847) 984-8700.