Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Literacy Center Presents Storybook Theatre

Last year we had the pleasure of going to The Literacy Center's Storybook Theatre program.  Their presentation of Terrific Tales and Staggering Stories included a rotation though a number of rooms with various presentations and activities.

Kitty Jones a well known local storyteller presented Grace the Pirate and some swashbuckling tales for the children. She will return for the 2015 edition to present Cinderella to children and families at the event. While my 18 moth old at the time was a bit too wiggly to attend to the activities our soon to be 4 year old thought the stories were wonderful and was very interested in watching the show. 

We loved our superhero capes from Lehigh Valley Health Network Children's Hospital! 

Crafts were provided by Michael's 

Exploration activities and science experiences were presented by the daVinci Science Center and their volunteers.  Kids experimented with making items float balancing and much more.

                       Some hands on building  materials were available for younger children.


We are proud to be supporting this great family event for The Literacy Center again in 2015 and look forward to attending again this year.  Last year's event was well organized and presented in a way so that the attendees were grouped to enjoy the various presentations as 3 different audiences.

On our way out of the event we were able to choose a book for our children to take home.  They were thrilled with their choices and enjoyed reading them and looking at the pictures. as we left  The Literacy Center does an amazing job of making storytelling exciting and fun for children and truly helps instill a love for books and literacy through this event by encouraging families to read with their children.

This year’s highlights include international Illusionist David Caserta and local entertainer Kitty Jones.  Both performers will emphasize the importance of literacy and reading in a fun and exciting way for children and their families. Having performed around the country for the past 20 years, David creates the illusion of impossibility while conjuring up feelings of wonder and amazement.  Kitty Jones, with more than 25 years’ experience of original  interactive theatre, combines a passion for history and love of theatre.  This year, Kitty will perform the tale of ‘Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother’, offering a fun twist on a classic fairy tale that includes plenty of roles for both boys and girls. In addition to the spectacular performances, we will have the art project and science activity stations that always interest our young attendees and provide new opportunities to learn and have fun.  Also, don’t forget about our ever-popular free book swap, which will be bigger and better in 2015 and offer an even greater selection of books for readers of all ages.

 Stay tuned for further details about the 2015 Storybook Theatre event and for a giveaway to win a set of tickets for your whole family to attend the event. 

Read more about the upcoming event here.


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