Five Books for the First Day of School

Discovery Place Kids | Huntersville

Get ready for the start of a new school year with Discovery Place Kids! Throughout the month of August, families can help prepare their children for the first day of school by joining us for a special hands-on Storytime. Each week, we’ll feature a new book specially selected for back-to-school readiness, and then practice our skills with an interactive activity afterwards.  Check out this month’s lineup:

1.     Too Much Glue: Jason Lefebvre’s book Too Much Glue asks the question “can you ever use too much glue?” The main character, Matty, chooses to use oodles of glue for a school art project, and his unconventional approach leads him on a silly, sticky adventure. After we finish the story, little guests can head over to I CAN Create to make a glue project of their own. Takes place every Tuesday and Thursday in August.

2.     Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Does your child know how to pronounce his or her first and last name? Build confidence by helping your child identify the letters of their first name. On August 5 & 6, we’ll be reading the story Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and then join us in I CAN Create as we practice writing the letters of your child’s first name in fun ways! Takes place Saturday, August 5.

3.     I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More: Ignite your child’s creative senses with art activities and a reading of Karen Beaumont’s I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More. The story tells the tale of a mischievous young artist who has incredible painting skills and shows the importance of a child’s creativity. Takes place every Wednesday and Friday in August.

 4.     Fox in Socks: Rhymes help children learn language and develop several important skills such as making predictions and experimenting with verbal formations. Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss is a great story to compliment this important learning opportunity. Become a pro at mastering word jumbles and tongue twisters with this silly story. Takes place Saturday, August 12.

 5.     Press Here: The children’s book Press Here by Herve’ Tullet illustrates how to create secondary colors.  Learning colors and color combinations is an essential aid to memory development, and we’ll practice these new color mixing skills with an interactive experiment after the story.  Takes place Saturday, August 26.


 To see a full schedule of August events, click here

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