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Youth Programs Offers Literacy Live for Young Readers

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Youth Programs Offers Literacy Live for Young Readers

UNCW’s Youth Programs, in partnership with Randall Library, offers monthly Saturday programs for young readers during the fall and spring semesters. The themed events are designed to give children ages 4-7 the joy of reading through dramatic play, interactive learning stations and integrated science connections. During Literacy Live events, the children are engaged through stories and use their imaginations and personal experiences to learn more about science concepts and create theme related projects.

Youth Programs Offers Literacy Live for Young Readers

Youth Programs Offers Literacy Live for Young Readers
 

In September, the Watson College was host to “Literacy Live from the Anthill.” Children observed ants at work and learned about the important jobs ants do to make their “factories” successful. During October, young readers created artificial snake skins, identified camouflage techniques and learned about the vital role snakes play in the ecosystem. The final event of the fall semester was titled “Literacy Live from the Orchestra.” Participants created Didgerdoos and percussion and stringed instruments from recycled materials. The children learned how to create different sounds and pitches with the new instruments they carried home to enjoy!

Literacy Live will resume in the spring semester.  All Literacy Live programs are free, but registration is required. For more information visit https://.uncw.edu/youth/programs/literacylive.html

For program registration and event photos visit http://library.uncw.edu/cmc/literacy_live