DSC_0138 In celebration of Family Literacy Month, Somerville early education and care schools, programs, providers and other local community agencies will participate in the 2013 Somerville Early Childhood Literacy Fair on Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Arthur D. Healey School. This free event, now in its third year, offers Somerville families an opportunity to gather information about the numerous resources available to families with young children in Somerville.  Families are invited to stop by to learn about a wide range of community resources for families, explore books with their children, partake in a variety of family literacy activities, and meet other parents and friends in the neighborhood.

Somerville Early Childhood Literacy Fair

Saturday, November 16 – 10 a.m. to noon

Healey School Gymnasium: 5 Meacham Street, Somerville


“This much anticipated event is a great way for families to connect with early childhood providers and resources, and demonstrates the strength and diversity of Somerville’s early childhood community,” stated Nomi Davidson, event coordinator and Director of the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative.

Curious George will be an important part of the day’s events, making his 3rd appearance at this annual literacy celebration.  Children aged birth to six years old can enjoy a multitude of fun activities presented by early education providers and community agencies.  Activities will include arts and crafts, reading activities, ‘Make a Book,’ and even an opportunity to meet and learn more about animals from Zoo New England and the New England Aquarium. The Museum of Science will also be offering plenty of hands-on activities for everyone.

Other event highlights include a free children’s book for the family and the chance for children to have their photo taken with Curious George.  This annual event continues to grow each year.  An estimated 360 people attended the Literacy Fair last year, where more than 40 organizations participated by providing information and activities.

The Somerville Early Childhood Literacy Fair is sponsored by the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC), the Somerville Early Childhood Advisory Council and Somerville Public Schools.

Any questions regarding the Literacy Fair can be directed to: sflc@k12.somerville.ma.us.


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