Community invited to Storytelling Harvest Oct. 27
Lake Erie College and CARES Literacy Coalition will be taking story time to a whole new level Oct. 27 when they host a Storytelling Harvest. The event will run from 10 a.m.-Noon on the campus green located behind College Hall.
Storytelling Harvest is a fun, interactive literacy event in which children will listen to and act out stories in an effort to promote literacy awareness. The Harvest will also feature games, puppet shows and face painting.
Children are encouraged, but not required, to dress in costume as their favorite literary character. To further promote November’s National Family Literacy Month, each child will receive a free book. The event is age appropriate for those children in preschool through third grade.
Lake Erie College students from the “EDE 410 Literature-based Reading” course will read stories and assist in the day’s activities. “My hope is for the students to see first-hand how much they, as students and as future teachers, impact the community,” said Katharine Delavan, Ph.D., assistant professor of early childhood education. Storytelling Harvest also serves a as a way for students to gain experience organizing a major project. CARES (Center for Adult Reading and Educational Services) volunteers will also be on hand reading stories and helping with activities.
For more information, contact Delavan at 440.375.7167 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARES Literacy Coalition creates a community-wide awareness of literacy issues, programs and services. The coalition also conducts campaigns to recruit potential volunteers and adult students. In addition, CARES promotes collaboration sharing and cooperation between all adult basic and literacy education providers. Finally, the coalition serves as a resource for information about literacy and as a basic support available for adults in Lake and Geauga Counties.