We frequently attend a free storytime in South St. Louis County at The Teacher's Lounge Bookstore. This bookstore holds a fantastic story time every Monday at 10:30 am. The story time leader is a former preschool teacher and parent educator with Parents as Teachers. She does a great job!
The story time always begins with a coloring sheet for the kids. This week was a celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday and so the kids got to color printable Dr. Seuss books.
The leader begins the story time by drawing the kids to the carpeted area with a song. My boys love to sing the songs with the other kids. They don't attend a formal preschool program so this is a time when they get to participate in a large group activity. It's so fun to watch them interacting with the other kids.
On Monday, the boys got to hear two Dr. Seuss stories. They read "Green Eggs and Ham" and "Fox in Socks". Then the kids got to make these super cute socks!
They also got a Cat in the Hat hat to take home with them and make.
The Teacher's Lounge is located at near I-55 and Lindbergh Blvd at 4121 Elm Park Dr. St. Louis, MO 63128. . It's a beautiful store that stocks supplies for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers. Not only can you shop in store, if you don't live in the area, you can shop online as well. They even have shipping options for international orders!
The store hosts weekly story times as a community outreach. You just need to call the store ((314) 894-7000) or register on the website for story time. The store also holds professional development workshops for teachers and has a blog of wonderful teaching resources. It's definitely worth checking out.
I'm proud to say that Ready. Set. Read! has partnered with The Teacher's Lounge for a special story time on March 7 at 10:30 am. We will be celebrating World Read Aloud Day in the store. Not only will the normal crafts and stories be available, there will be book giveaways as well! This is going to be a fun event. If you are local, you are not going to want to miss this. Call the store ((314) 894-7000) to register! Leave a comment if you'll be celebrating World Read Aloud Day on March 7th. If you'll be at the St. Louis event, let me know. I'd love to meet up!
I'm linking this up on my own Seuss Linky Party! There are already over 100 Seuss ideas linked up. Several bloggers have collaborated on this project so your link will be shared on many blogs. Come check them out and link up your own!
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