On Saturday 13 January, families are invited to join the first Family Reading Circle for 2024 at The Writers Centre, 14 Alcazar Street, St. Clair, Port of Spain. This event kicks off a monthly series promoting reading for children, in partnership with Let’s Read T&T.
In a special offer for parents and guardians attending the event, Paper Based Bookshop, based at The Writers Centre, will include a complimentary copy of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest Children’s Storytelling Caravan Book 8 with the purchase of any two other children’s books. Crafted by children for children, these illustrated stories aim to unlock the imaginative potential of young readers.
Let’s Read TT, an early literacy advocacy NGO, will contribute to the interactive reading experience by showcasing its extensive children’s book library. Parents attending the Family Reading Circle will have the opportunity to explore a diverse range of stories, gaining valuable insights on effective read-aloud techniques to continue the literary fun at home.
Award-winning children’s author Jeunanne Alkins, known for her works including Hatch, The Most Magnificent!, and Alex the Awesome, will be the featured reader at the event. Alkins’s engaging storytelling is expected to captivate the young audience and bring her beloved characters to life.
The Family Reading Circle is tailored to children aged 7 and younger, encouraging family participation. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver to attend this free event, which aims to foster a love for reading while building essential language, comprehension, and emotional skills.
Family Reading Circle events are free and open to all, and will take place monthly throughout the year.
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