One 2007 estimate found that fewer than half of young children in the United States are read to on a daily basis. The simple act of reading with a child every day has a lasting positive effect on children, families and communities. Read about the benefits of reading to your child and take the pledge to read with your child, 20 minutes every day at The Children's Reading Foundation.
Also take them to storytimes! Check your local library or take a look at the list below for other interesting (and free) storytimes around the metro:
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory -everyday at 12 pm. Their stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.
Choo Choo Bob's Train Store - Tuesdays at 10 am. Sing songs, listen to train stories read by Engineer Paul, and enjoy the morning at your favorite store!
Red Balloon Bookstore - Baby Storytime - Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:00 am. Preschool Storytime - Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:00 am. Toddler Storytime - Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:00 am.
Mall of America - Tuesdays at 10 am. Toddler Tuesdays is a program that provides events, free entertainment and discounts especially for toddlers. Events include special character appearances, arts and crafts, story time and much more!
IKEA - 2nd Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm , in the Restaurant.
Wild Rumpus Bookstore - Mondays at 10 am.
Barnes & Noble - Check the store closer to you for more details.
Labels: Free Local Activities, Quote, Storytime