bookworms at play

Bookworms at Play is an Early Learning, Family Literacy Program for children ages 3-5 and their parents/caregivers. This program places a greater emphasis on family literacy and early learning through the parent/child interactive components, both in class and at home, allowing parents to share in the preschool experience with their child(ren). Independent class time for the children helps the 'Bookworms' transition when starting school, while allowing parents time to socialize and take advantage of parent information sessions or borrow books from ESFRA's 'travelling' Parent Resource Library.

In addition, each child receives a 'Bookworm Bag' of take-home activities for parent and child to complete and return to class each week. These activities will develop into a 'Bookworm Album' of shared memories.

Over the course of the proram, we also invite local artists, drama specialists and musicians from our communities into the classroom, thus exposing the children to the greater world outside their home and the program room.

Our programs & services are offered at no charge to the community. Registration is required. New Program year begins September 19, 2016

When & Where

'Bookworms at Play' is offered at three locations each week;

Registration is required for all program sites & session times.

Please note: The Musquodoboit Harbour Library Bookworms at Play program has TWO sessions requiring registration.

Session 1: September 20, 2016 - January 24, 2017

Session 2: January 31, 2017 - May 17, 2017.

Our time together

Program length: 2hrs
• Arrival & Freeplay
• Clean up
• Snack Time
• Creative experience
• Circle Time: Includes story, songs & games

Bookworms at Play

Read the following comments from past parent participants: