First 5 at the County Museum
Join First 5 San Bernardino for storytelling, library cards, free educational games, and prizes at the “All Aboard the Reading Railroad” Literacy Fair at the San Bernardino County Museum on Sunday, November 7. Perfect for children age 5 and under and their families, this event is open to public free of charge.
From 9:00am to 2:00pm, First 5 San Bernardino will show families the fun in developing daily reading habits and cultivating a love of books. Children will be given a passport to take to a reading station where they will hear a story told by a storyteller. After all stations have been visited, Kindergarten and Preschool children will receive a back pack filled with school supplies.
Children can also participate in the many activities in the museum’s courtyard, including games, learning centers and even getting their very own library cards. Parents can receive information on the importance of early reading and how to incorporate books into their daily routines. The event will also focus on the importance of the parents’ role to read early and read aloud to their sons and daughters.
“Current research overwhelmingly supports the importance of facilitating early and emerging literacy skills in preschool-age children as a critical foundation for literacy development,” said Karen Scott, Executive Director of First 5 San Bernardino. Studies have shown that children who are read to often are more successful in school, and that reading helps with their brain stimulation and builds their self esteem and listening skills. For more information about All Aboard the Reading Railroad, school readiness programs or literacy tips, call (909)-386-7706 or visit www.first5sanbernardino.org.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays and holiday Mondays from 9am to 5pm. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org.
The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is 909-307-2669 ext. 229 or (TDD) 909-792-1462.