Do you remember the first time you were captivated by a book? Do you remember that first moment when you completely lost track of time, laughed and cried with the characters in the story?
The Starrett Early Learning Center (ELC) knows that reading is one of the most fundamental subjects a child could learn, which is why they have implemented various reading activities and field trips for their students. “We think it’s important to get children excited about reading, and learning more about the world around them,” said Susan Plesnitzer, Director of ELC.
On March 22, ELC’s entire staff and student body took advantage of the beautiful spring weather, and walked to the Spring Creek Library. “We read to the children throughout the day, and work to foster a fun and creative literacy environment for them. The library is someplace they should become familiar with and feel comfortable in,” Plesnitzer said.
Children, ages three to five, sat on the floor of the Spring Creek Library and were entertained by Erin Lee, who invited the young readers to usher in the spring with songs and stories about rain, gardens, bubbles and baseball. The students spent the day saying farewell to winter and welcomed spring with familiar chants, rhymes and songs. Plesnitzer hopes that the event will inspire parents to read and take their children to the library often. She also has several other literary and library field trips planned for the spring and summer.
Photo: Tiffany Williams