July 8, 2019

Storytime LIVE! Events Kick Off Nationwide

Teacher dressed like a fairy telling story to children in class

Pinkalicious, played by Nicole Salla, and Peteriffic, played by Josh Frick, reads books to children at Kiddie Academy.

Kiddie Academy®, a nationally recognized provider of educational child care, invites children and their parents to Storytime LIVE!, a free community reading event where beloved characters Curious George and Pinkalicious® jump off the page and visit the classroom in person. Now entering its ninth year, Storytime LIVE! will be hosted at over 170 select Kiddie Academy locations across the nation.

“At Kiddie Academy, reading together is an essential part of preparing children for school and life, as it introduces children to new ideas, experiences and concepts that allow their imaginations to flourish,” states Kiddie Academy President Greg Helwig. “Storytime LIVE! gives families the opportunity to spend quality time together through a fun community event, all while laying the groundwork for children’s lifelong passion for books.”

Research shows that reading aloud to young children posits a multitude of benefits, from boosting vocabulary and stimulating speech, to lessening behavioral issues. 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.

Participating locations will provide light refreshments and educational activities for children and families. For a list of participating Kiddie Academy locations, or to reserve your spot to attend, please visit www.kastorytime.com.

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