Read and Romp-Birmingham is an exciting, innovative FREE family literacy event. At Read and Romp-Birmingham, children will be engaged in fun, learning-based activities themed around favorite children’s books. Children will leave the event with goodies that they have either created or earned by completing each station along with a stamped passport and a bag of brand new books. By associating fun-filled activities with reading, parents will learn ways to engage with their child on the life-long journey of learning at an early age, which will help increase their children’s success in school.
While centered on books, each station will be manned by organizations and agencies that are child-focused, providing families an opportunity to learn about activities that will enhance the development and education of their young children. The first 300 families completing the activities at each station will receive a bag of free brand-new books.
When: September 23, 2017
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Where: Five Points West Library (indoors)
Who: Activity Stations:
Alabama Public Television
Birmingham Public Library System
City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office-Division of Youth Services
Cory Watson Attorneys
Five Points West Branch Library
Junior League of Birmingham
Parents as Teachers-United Ability
Success by Six
The Literacy Council
YMCA of Greater Birmingham
Special appearances by: Super Why and the Animal Ambassadors from Birmingham Public Library.
Coordinators: Alabama Public Television, Reach Out and Read-Alabama and United Way of Central Alabama/Success By 6
Why: By associating fun-filled activities with reading, parents will learn ways to engage with their child on the life-long journey of learning at an early age, which will help increase their children’s success in school.
Thank you to Rotary Club of Birmingham for supporting Read and Romp through its Preschool Learning Initiative.
To check out pictures from last year click here.