Kiddie Academy® of Abingdon’s Storytime LIVE! Event

August 15, 2018

Local Educational Child Care Provider Invites Families to Free Reading Events Featuring Special Appearances by Pinkalicious® and Curious George

ABINGDON, MD (August 15, 2018)—This summer, Kiddie Academy®, a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive educational child care programs, invites children and their parents to get excited about reading and enjoy its free Storytime LIVE! community event. Over the years, Curious George has delighted communities at hundreds of events all across the U.S., and this year, Kiddie Academy is thrilled to announce that Pinkalicious®, the whimsical and effervescent storybook character known for all things pink, will be joining Curious George. The Storytime LIVE! event will be held on 3495 Box Hill Corporate Center Dr.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate with the members of the Abingdon community,” said Debbie Romish, Director of Kiddie Academy of Abingdon. “Storytime LIVE! is the perfect way to celebrate what Kiddie Academy does, as it provides families with a special bonding experience that ultimately prepares children for reading in the classroom and encourages children to participate in activities to help them grow.”

Research shows that reading aloud to young children posits a multitude of benefits, from boosting vocabulary and stimulating speech, to lessening behavior problems. Plus, students who are exposed to reading before preschool are more likely to do well in all facets of formal education; it also builds motivation, curiosity and memory, and helps children cope with stress. Storytime LIVE! combines learning and fun—both key ingredients to Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials® curriculum—for an engaging experience for adults and children alike.

Attendees will have the chance to meet Curious George and Pinkalicious® as they come to life during book readings. The event will also feature a bounce house, refreshments and food.

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About Kiddie Academy®
Since 1981, Kiddie Academy has been a leader in education-based child care. The company serves families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering full time care, kindergarten, before- and after-school care and summer camp programs. Kiddie Academy’s proprietary Life Essentials® curriculum, supporting programs, methods, activities and techniques help prepare children for school and for life. Kiddie Academy is using the globally recognized AdvancED accreditation system, signifying its commitment to quality education and the highest standards in child care. For more information, visit

About Kiddie Academy® Franchising
Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and has 200 academies located in 26 states and the District of Columbia. With approximately 40 more Academies expected to open in 2018, Kiddie Academy’s network will grow to more than 240 open and operating locations next year. For more information, visit

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