Ahoy, matey! Preschoolers are learning all about pirates!

December 11, 2015 by


Sister Christina Brodie became a pirate for this morning’s “Reading with Friends” at Neighbor to Neighbor — and gave the gathered preschoolers tips on how they too could dress and talk like modern-day buccaneers.

With an eye patch and makeshift hat, Sister Christina — a novice with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia — read the book “How I Became a Pirate” in front of a wall-sized projection of the story written by Melinda Long and illustrated by David Shannon. And she pointed out that both boys and girls could ask their parents for a head scarf and face paint if they too want to look like pirates.

About 25 preschoolers attended this morning’s storytime and eagerly asked questions when Sister Christina finished the book.

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The “Reading with Friends” storytime series is for children ages 3, 4 and 5 and begins at 10 a.m. on the second Friday of each month at Neighbor to Neighbor, 103 E. Sixth St. Each session includes playtime and a snack, plus children receive a free copy of that month’s book to take home. Parents, grandparents and other caregivers are invited to enjoy coffee and snacks downstairs at the day center for women while the story is being read upstairs.

There is a limit of 30 children so parents must register in advance by calling Neighbor to Neighbor at 262-4215 or emailing neighbortoneighbor@csjkansas.org.

The remaining sessions for the 2015-16 school year will be Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 11, April 8 and May 13.

This year’s “Reading with Friends” is funded by a grant from the Dane G. Hansen Fund, through the Community Foundation for Cloud County, and a gift from the Cloud County Attorney’s Diversion Fund, with continuing support from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia, who operate Neighbor to Neighbor.


One Response to “Ahoy, matey! Preschoolers are learning all about pirates!”

  1. Bill Oakley on December 11th, 2015 4:47 pm

    Wonderful program…looks like fun for the pre-schoolers! I especially like Sister Chris Brodie’s pirate outfit.

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