Stories, Music and Fun with Blocks during Week of the Young Child

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Week of the Young Child  –  April 14–20

If you have a child, you might already know the library’s committed to the growth and development of our community’s families and children. We’re raising the next generation of readers. Learning the building blocks of reading is the first step.

Two programs associated with Week of the Young Child help some of the youngest customers learn to read.

Timeless Tales with Boomer [2–5 years] April 16, 17 | 10–11am Let your kiddo interact with others and build reading skills as we enjoy great stories, songs and fun, hands-on activities for preschoolers. Families and home childcare providers welcome. Cosponsored by Child Care Aware of Northeast and North Central Kansas. Call 580-4565 to register. Free book and activity packets for registrants on a first-come, first-served basis. (One per household.)

BLOCK Fest™ [8 months–8 years]April 19 | 9–10am, 10:30–11:30am, 1–2pm
Enjoy a block buffet with Topeka Public Schools Parents as Teachers BLOCK Fest™. Experience block fun with your child while they increase their math and science knowledge. Parent educators will be on hand to demonstrate techniques that parents can use to help their child become more of a math thinker through block play.

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