Friday, August 23, 2013

Read and Romp Birmingham at Railroad Park


There’s a great event on September 7 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Railroad Park called Read and Romp-Birmingham. It’s an exciting, innovative, and FREE family literacy event for children 3-5 years old and their families.

At Read and Romp-Birmingham kids will be engaged in fun, learning-based activities themed around children's books. They will leave the event with goodies that they have created from an activity at each station, along with a stamped passport, and some FREE books! By associating fun-filled activities with reading, parents will learn about how 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 around books, each station will be staffed by organizations and businesses that are child-focused, providing families an opportunity to learn about activities that will enhance the development of their young children. This year, we have 12 organizations that are manning the 10 stations. Among those are the Birmingham Zoo, The McWane Center, Birmingham Museum of Art, and of course, the Birmingham Public Library! Also, there will be representatives from Children’s of Alabama and Cory, Watson, Crowder & DeGaris who will be providing and fitting FREE bicycle helmets for children, and FREE storm preparedness kits, while supplies last.

The main sponsoring organizations this year are Reach Out and Read-Alabama, United Way Success By 6, Alabama Public Television, Infinity Insurance Company and Books-A-Million. Come and join us for a morning of family fun!

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