More than 425 Preschoolers and their parents enjoyed a day filled with fun and learning at the Second Annual Roll & Read event held at Safety City and hosted by Parents as Teachers.
Roll & Read is for children 5 and younger, and their families. Parents as Teachers’ goal with the event is to make learning fun for preschoolers and their parents. Admission, parking and all activities at the event are free.
At the Oct. 5, 2018 event, children were invited to come dressed as their favorite community helpers for an “I Spy” adventure through Safety City. Firefighters, police officers, nurses, Knoxville Utilities Board staff, UPS workers and other community helpers were on hand to share about the important ways they help children and families in our area. There were also fun, hands-on and physical learning activities along with free giveaways throughout the day, courtesy of the more than 25 community agencies participating in the event.
“By reading and storytelling with your preschooler, you’re not only preparing them for school, but you’re creating a love of learning that will help them be more successful throughout life,” said Yvette Parker, field supervisor of Parents as Teachers Knox County affiliate
Roll & Read is hosted by Great Schools Partnership’s Parents as Teachers program. Parents as Teachers empowers, supports and encourages parents to be their child’s first and most influential teacher, so children have the optimal opportunity to succeed in school and in life.
For more information on Parents as Teachers and Roll & Read, visit greatschoolspartnership.com or call 865-215-4501.