Storybook characters, performers, authors and storytelling are combined in a way to help kids learn to love reading at a free special event on Sunday, March 18, from 1-4 p.m. The event will take place at Hannah Community Center in East Lansing.
The interactive stage show will feature the Merry Music Maker. Music comes alive as children engage in a playful and wonderful musical experience. Performances begin at 1:30, 2:15 and 3 p.m.
The event also features additional children’s activities including a storytelling corner with Jean Bolley and Karrie Korrich and an opportunity for children to meet favorite storybook characters Clifford, Corduroy and Tacky the Penguin.
Each family will receive a free book while supplies last.
Stop by WKAR's Ready To Learn table for special handouts about how to help use public broadcasting's award-winning children's programs in a positive and productive way to enhance early childhood learing.
Following the kickoff, various Early Childhood Literacy Coalition member agencies will have events at their sites for the next two weeks. A schedule of these events is available at http://cadl.org as a printable online brochure.
Early Childhood Literacy Coalition members include CACS Head Start, Capital Area District Library, Clinton Great Start, Delta Township District Library, DeWitt District Library, East Lansing Public Library, Eaton Great Start, Ingham County Health Department/Family Services Outreach/OYC, Ingham Great Start, Lansing School District GSRP, Shiawassee Great Start and WKAR/Ready To Learn.