Family Storyteller program offered to area children |

Family Storyteller program offered to area children

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There is magic in books! Through books, young children can meet a blue horse … dine with a very hungry caterpillar … find a lost duckling … ride on a magical bus.

The Family Storyteller is a family literacy program built upon children’s literature and videotapes which model parent-child book reading. The workshops are designed for parents and their pre-school age children (3 to 5 years of age).

Parents will learn how to maximize reading with their young children. The emphasis of this program is on modeling carefully selected book reading techniques, such as previewing the book, reading with expression, labeling and asking questions. Families will receive a free book each week and do activities together.

A home activity packet will be given to provide ideas and materials to do more activities through the week. The workshops will be on Mondays and Fridays for three weeks at the Gardnerville Elementary School library from 10-11:30 a.m. The program will run March 15 through April 2.

The Family Storyteller is a free program offered through the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Douglas County School District and Douglas County Public Library. Space is available for 10 families.

To register, call Pam Petite at 782-5117 or Carol Slavik as 782-9841.