Reading is the big idea, and Clifford the Big Red Dog will help reinforce that message to children in West Hartford.
Submitted by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society
Clifford the Big Red Dog celebrates years of delighting young readers. Bigger, redder, and more lovable than any other dog, everything about Clifford is oversized-including his love for books!
In the spirit of literacy, join Clifford the Big Red Dog at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society (227 S. Main St., West Hartford, CT) on Saturday, June 27, 2015, from 1 to 4 p.m. for fun kid’s activities. At 1, 2, and 3 p.m., there will be Clifford the Big Red Dog story time, followed by fun crafts and a snack, and watch Clifford the Big Red Dog videos on a big movie screen. The first 100 guests receive a free Clifford the Big Red Dog book (first come, first served; one book per family).
This program is co-sponsored by Reach Out and Read Connecticut and is made possible through the generous support of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based non-profit organization of doctors and nurses who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services’ mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.
The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is located in the restored birthplace and childhood home of Noah Webster with the mission of engaging citizens by preserving and sharing history, promoting literacy and advocating greater cultural understanding. For information on the museum’s extensive school and public programs, please visit us at www.noahwebsterhouse.org or call (860) 521-5362.