Read Me A Story & More @ Foster Library

Susan Mikula, Children’s Services Manager, will be presenting Read Me A Story & More, an early literacy educational workshop for parents and/or caregivers of children ages 0-5 on April 30 at 6 p.m. in the E.P. Foster Library Topping Room.

Modeling reading to parents and caregivers during a weekly storytime is just the beginning to help children develop early literacy skills. This early literacy education workshop will give parents and caregivers more tools to become totally engaged with their children.

Susan will share research, developed methods, and the basic supplies needed to take this information home and actually be able to share it with your child. In this workshop, you will learn the value of reading to your child, including the six early literacy skills and five practices. Not only will you learn why it is important to read to your child but how to select materials that include dialogic reading.

This workshop will take parents and caregivers beyond books with activities incorporating art and creativity, discovering the world, language development, exploring concepts, playtime, and oral storytelling. Susan will demonstrate how to transform your child’s favorite book into a flannel board story. Each participant will receive a free bag filled with information, activities, flannel figures, a flannel board, and a free book.

The Read Me A Story & More workshop is limited to ten participants per session. Sign up for this session by calling Star Soto at (805) 648-2716.