Who’s ready for story time?
Me. Me. Me.
I’m sure my kiddos are too. But I’m especially giddy about the evening children’s story time 7 p.m. Friday at The Bookworm Bookstore at Countryside Village, near 87th and Pacific Streets.
As a working parent, I struggle to find evening activities that I can take my little ones to. Story time is one of them.
After hearing about the need, our friends at The Bookworm Bookstore opened their arms.
The bookstore will host an evening story hour every last Friday of the month. Tomorrow is the first in the series, featuring Halloween-themed books.
We encourage children to wear their pajamas and bring a teddy (or another small stuffed animal) to this story hour. Think of it as a big slumber party.
At 7 p.m., we’ll read “Bedtime for Boo” by Mickie Matheis to children ages newborn to 3. The book is about a young ghost who has to go to bed.
At 7:30 p.m., we’ll read “The Monster’s Monster” by Patrick McDonnell to children ages 4 and 5. The book is about several funny monsters who encounter a friendly Frankenstein who would rather have a picnic than scare people.
Krisann Blake of the Bookworm graciously offered to read. She’s a former secondary education teacher who taught reading, English and Language Arts to 7th- through 12th-graders for 37 years.
Expect a little singing, dancing and other fun activities.
After the reading, children will enjoy cookies provided by The Market Basket and milk donated by the Broadmoor Grocery. I think they’re just as excited to see little ones in their jammies, toting lovies inside the bookstore.
If your kids are anything like mine, they’ll fall fast asleep in the car on the ride home. It’s a win-win scenario.
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