2014 Somerville Early Childhood Fair

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Literacy Activities and ‘Curious George’ Highlight
2014 Somerville Early Childhood Fair – Family Literacy Celebration

Somerville, MA – Somerville families are invited to celebrate Family Literacy Month on Saturday, November 15th at the 2014 Somerville Early Childhood Fair – Family Literacy Celebration. Somerville early education and care schools, programs, providers and other local community agencies will participate in this annual event from 10am to noon at the Arthur D. Healey School. Families are invited to stop by to learn about a wide range of community resources available to Somerville families with young children, explore books with their children, partake in fun family literacy activities, and meet other parents and friends in the neighborhood.

Somerville Early Childhood Fair – Family Literacy Celebration
Saturday, November 15, 2014 — 10am to noon
Healey School Gymnasium: 5 Meacham Street, Somerville
FREE

“Somerville is at the forefront of building a truly integrated network of early education and care programs. This event is a great way for families to connect with early childhood providers and resources, and demonstrates the strength and diversity of Somerville’s early childhood community,” stated Nomi Davidson, Director of the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative.

Curious George will be an important part of the day’s events, making his 4th appearance at this annual literacy celebration. Children aged birth to six years old can enjoy a multitude of fun activities presented by early education providers and community agencies. Activities will include arts and crafts, reading activities, ‘Make a Book,’ and even an opportunity to meet and learn more about sea creatures from the New England Aquarium. The Museum of Science will also be offering plenty of hands-on activities for everyone.

New to this much-anticipated community event this year is Brooklyn Boulders, a Somerville rock climbing gym for all ages. Brooklyn Boulders will offer free day passes, stickers and an opportunity for children to see climbing equipment. Mudflat Studio will also be joining the celebration for the first time, bringing instructors and clay for the fair participants to mold.

Other event highlights include a free children’s book for the family and the chance for children to have their photo taken with Curious George. This annual event continues to grow each year. An estimated 360 people attended the Literacy Fair last year. In total we expect more than 25 early childcare centers and community agencies and organizations to join the fair again this year.

The Somerville Early Childhood Literacy Fair is sponsored by the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC), SomerPromise and the Somerville Public Schools.

Any questions regarding the Literacy Fair can be directed to: scpc@k12.somerville.ma.us.

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