I read the book Balloons, Balloons, Balloons ten times today and I said the word “balloons” about 300 – 400 times. I thoroughly enjoyed it each time, especially with my ten appreciative audiences.
I was a reader today at “Party in the Park,” KPL’s Ready to Read celebration of the nationally recognized “Stand for Children Day.” Over 1,400 preschoolers and their caregivers gathered in Bronson Park for an hour to hear stories read by local community leaders and costumed story book characters. The readers moved from one small group of preschoolers to another.
This fun event has a serious purpose: to focus community attention on the fun and importance of sharing books with young children. And fun it was….who couldn’t enjoy having ten preschoolers shout “balloons” repeatedly! The balloons had tough competition though from Clifford the Big Red Dog, the Man in the Yellow Hat, Madeline, and other familiar story book characters who were there.
Thanks to all the volunteer readers, the organizers and helpers, the caregivers and the children….and the rain even held off until it was over!
Remember to read to all the children in your life.
Balloons, Balloons, Balloons