Preschoolers won’t forget Grandpa Doug’s book

November 11, 2016 by

web-110716-reading-bookcoverA gaggle of little critters greeted guest reader Doug Herman this morning for this month’s “Reading with Friends” at Neighbor to Neighbor.

Herman — who told the preschoolers that they, like his own grandchildren, could call him Grandpa Doug — read the book “I Just Forgot,” starring the character Little Critter. In the book written and illustrated by Mercer Mayer, Little Critter struggles to remember what he is supposed to do each day. On rainy days he remembers his raincoat but forgets his boots. On school days he gets to school on time but forgets his lunchbox. At home he takes a bath but forgets to use soap.

Sister Christina Brodie helped during the storytime with a second book, to ensure the children could all see the pages.

The “Reading with Friends” monthly storytimes for children ages 3, 4 and 5. Each session includes playtime and a snack, plus children receive a free copy of that day’s book to take home. Since the downstairs portion of Neighbor to Neighbor is being arranged for Saturday’s Holiday Boutique, this morning parents, grandparents and other caregivers joined the children in the upstairs playroom.

The remaining sessions for the 2016-17 school year are Dec. 9, Jan. 13 (2017), Feb. 10, March 10 and April 7.

There is a limit of 30 children per session so parents need to register for each session in advance by calling Neighbor to Neighbor at 785/262-4215 or mailing neighbortoneighbor@csjkansas.org.

The monthly program has been part of Neighbor to Neighbor’s regular offerings since September 2012. It is funded in part by a grant from the Dane G. Hansen Fund, through the Community Foundation for Cloud County.

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