Family Fun Day on tap in Brighton

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Kids, families, and friends are invited to Family Fun Day: Celebrate Early Childhood, which runs 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 16, at 2/42 Church, 7526 Grand River Ave., Brighton. Entertainment and fun activities will kick off the celebration highlighting the five practices for early literacy success: reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing.

Enjoy a hands-on interactive music concert by Beverly Meyer, The Music Lady. Meyer will have everyone up and moving! Take part in early literacy activities, storytelling, free books, and meet the fun-loving storybook characters Pete the Cat, Llama Llama, and Cookie Mouse!

Throughout the day there will be tables set up with interactive games and fun literacy activities for kids up to age 5. These engaging activities offer simple age-appropriate tools geared to enhance fine motor skills, patterning and color identification, alphabet and number recognition, problem solving, narrative skills, rhyming, sorting, eye hand coordination, matching, and a free book will be given to each family.

Family Fun Day: Celebrate Early Childhood is an event that supports the idea that families are their child’s first teacher.

This free event — sponsored by the Livingston Early Literacy Collaborative (which includes the six Livingston County libraries (Brighton, Cromaine, Fowlerville, Hamburg, Howell, and Pinckney), Child Connect for Family Success, Great Start Livingston, LESA Early Childhood Programs, and Michigan State University Extension — is open to the public.

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