Wild About Reading: Meet at the Trail

The United Way of Southwest Minnesota is thrilled to announce the new summer reading program, Wild About Reading: Meet at the Trail!  This program will promote literacy development while incorporating movement and hands on activities for children.  The activities include:  interactive stories, an exercise card activity, Born Learning Trail exploring, scavenger hunt, pool noodle obstacle course, activity dice and a life size memory game.   

The newly redesigned program is the result of the data and feedback taken from the United Way education impact survey sent to parents and child care providers earlier this spring. 

Wild About Reading: Meet at the Trail will be held from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at each permanent Born Learning Trail site or future site in the following communities:  Lake Park in Cottonwood, City Park in Currie, City Park in Fulda, Rice Park in Granite Falls, Veteran's Memorial Park in Hendricks, Heinz Park in Lake Wilson, City Park in Walnut Grove, East Bay Park in Balaton, Southwest Amateur Sports Center in Marshall (future site) and Veteran’s Park in Dawson (future site).  

June:                                                                July:                                                    

6th-City Park, Walnut Grove                            11th- Lake Park in Cottonwood

7th-City Park, Fulda                                             12th- Veteran’s Memorial Park, Hendricks

13th-SW Amateur Sports Center, Marshall    18th-City Park, Currie

20th-Rice Park, Granite Falls                              25th- Veteran’s Park, Dawson

27th—Heinz Park, Lake Wilson                        26th-East Bay Park, Balaton

Parents, caregivers and child care providers are encouraged to bring their preschool or young children to the Trail nearest to them and enjoy the fun. Child care providers who attend with the children in their care will receive a bag of books for their daycare. Other children in attendance will receive a free book.   Programming is free and brought to you by the United Way of Southwest Minnesota.  Activities will be geared toward pre-school age learners, but all ages are welcome.

For more information, call 507-929-2273 or log onto www.UnitedWaySWMN.org.