Thursday, August 12, 2010

Beyond Alphabet Soup

This Saturday, people from all around Cass County will follow their rumbling tummies to Little Turtle Waterway, anxious to delight their taste buds on a stroll through the many vendors at this year’s ‘Taste of Cass County’. And for those of you who have kids, whose appetites crave both food and fun, Reading Railroad will be on hand to serve up a taste of different sorts; we’ll be serving heaping portions of literacy fun!

You can find Reading Railroad in our ‘A Taste of Literacy: What’s Cookin’ With Laura Numeroff’ area, located in the gazebo next to the Depot. Come enjoy special story times, as local community leaders read ‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’, and other food-oriented, fan favorite, Laura Numeroff books. Then, stick around after the story time to put your literacy skills to work, by creating your very own cookbook! We will have pre-made recipe cards, featuring recipes inspired by Laura Numeroff’s stories, and scrapbooking supplies available so you can create your own cookbook to take home. After all, cooking and literacy go hand in hand; like chocolate chip cookies and milk, you can’t have one without the other!

Admission to the ‘Taste of Cass County’ is $1 per person, and kids under six are free! Which means, the kiddos can come and check out what’s cooking with Reading Railroad, at little or no cost to you. Plus, Reading Railroad will be giving away free books, while supplies last! Sorry parents, the cookbooks are for the kids, but please come and join them as they cut, paste and create!

So, if you’re hungry for literacy, come and get your fill! Who knows, maybe a little taste is all it will take for your child to develop a life-long appetite for literacy! Bon App├ętit!

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