Play Around Town
Most communities have free and fun family events during the year.
Most events are held in places where families can get to easily.
This is a great time for children to get together, and play and learn
together. Here are some places where you can visit and take part
in the activities:
- The Public Library. In many communities, children can get
free library cards. Parents and children can attend free
storytimes, borrow a large number of books, tapes and
other materials. Library staff can help if you have questions
about what would be good for your child. You also get a
chance to meet other parents to share ideas and concerns.
- The Museum. There are often free tours, and sometimes
there are special artists, authors, and speakers you can
meet and talk with.
- Street fairs and festivals. These are very common during
the summer. There are many free shows, face painting,
coloring, storytelling, singing, and sometimes even free
food. Children learn to watch, listen, and enjoy different
activities. They get a chance to feel excited about what is
going on around them. This all helps them to prepare for