The ReadyKids Play Partners program partnered with the Virginia Festival of the Book for a kid-friendly story time at C-ville Coffee this past Saturday, March 24. Over 75 parents and children attended this fun-filled story time introducing children to the book Mrs. Wishy Washy by Joy Cowley.
The morning included an interactive reading of the book, songs, finger plays, crafts, and an appearance by Mrs. Wishy Washy herself. Each kid made their own Mrs. Wishy Washy puppet and farm animal puppet – from popsicle sticks and construction paper – to reenact the story at home.
“The best part for me was the faces, watching the kids’ faces,” said Ali Davison, Play Partners Assistant. “Their enthusiasm was really endearing.”
Play Partners teachers preschool-age kids literacy skills, active listening and focus through play and story-telling together. Throughout the school year, our Play Partners volunteers go into area child care centers and bring books and so much more to get kids excited about reading.
ReadyKids is always looking for Play Partners Volunteers! If you’re interested in giving two hours a week to preschool age children in Charlottesville visit this site for more information. We would love to hear from you!