‘Stuck’ & Sister Christina Brodie delight preschoolers

December 9, 2016 by


It took Sister Christina Brodie’s boisterous personality to bring a silly little story to life Friday morning at Neighbor to Neighbor.

The monthly installment of “Reading With Friends” storytime for preschoolers featured the book “Stuck” by Oliver Jeffers. For the program, the 30 or so preschoolers crowded into the impromptu theater upstairs at the downtown day center as Sister Christina projected the pages of the book on a blank wall.

In the story, a boy named Floyd is determined to get his kite out of the tree. But how? First he tries knocking it down with his shoe. But strangely enough, that gets stuck, too. So he throws his other shoe, and, yes, it gets stuck. His only logical course of action is to find other things to throw, of course.

Sister Christina led the children in wondering what Floyd would throw next, and all the other silliness of the people, creatures and items caught in the tree.

The “Reading with Friends” storytimes for children ages 3, 4 and 5. Each session begins at 10 a.m. Neighbor to Neighbor, 103 E. Sixth St., and includes playtime and a snack, plus children receive a free copy of that day’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 per session so parents need to register for each session in advance by calling Neighbor to Neighbor at 785/262-4215 or emailing neighbortoneighbor@csjkansas.org.

The monthly program has been part of Neighbor to Neighbor’s regular offerings since September 2012. The remaining sessions for the 2016-17 school year are Jan. 13 (2017), Feb. 10, March 10 and April 7.

“Reading with Friends” is funded in part by a grant from the Dane G. Hansen Fund, through the Community Foundation for Cloud County.


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