March is Storybook Stars Month at the Building for Kids! The BFK is celebrating books and the importance of reading through a take-home family activity kit and socially-distant small group programs.
“Storybook Stars Month is a great opportunity to help foster a lifelong love of reading,” said Oliver Zornow, executive director of the BFK. “Reading not only sparks imagination and stimulates curiosity, but it also supports healthy brain development.”
The BFK’s Read-a-Bit! Do-a-Bit! Kit contains the instructions and materials for four Dr. Seuss-inspired projects. Families can design and build a Seussical instrument, make Cat in the Hat whiskers, roll and decorate a “Cat” hat, and have fun with shadow puppets. These take-home family activity kits will be available for curbside pick-up on select days throughout March. To register for a Read-a-Bit! Do-a-Bit! Kit, click here!
Additionally, the Building for Kids will be offering small group programs throughout the month where families can sit in on a storytime and participate in projects based off the week’s book. Plus, popular storybook characters, including Pete the Cat and Clifford the Big Red Dog, will join in for the storytime via video call.
Storybook Stars: Virtual Storytime with Pete – March 3 – 14
Join Pete the Cat for a virtual storytime! He’ll join us in a reading of “Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.” Then we’ll practice sewing buttons as well as our sorting & math skills.
Storybook Stars: Virtual Storytime with Clifford – March 17 – 28
Join Clifford the Big Red Dog for a virtual storytime! He’ll join us as we read “Clifford’s Family.” Then we’ll create a portrait and bracelet that represents your own family.
“With Spring Break occurring, at least partially, during the month of March for many area schools, we are excited to provide fun and educational opportunities for families, both at the museum and from their own homes,” says Zornow.