A free family event will be hosted by the MUSC Children's Emergency Department from 1 to 4 p.m. May 22 at the MUSC Harper Student Center. Read and Romp will have activities to support the Reach Out and Read Program.
Mr. Pig from Piggly Wiggly, the S.C. Aquarium, the Children's Museum and Charleston County Public Library will participate in the event. Games, arts and crafts, prizes, face painting, and snacks will be some of the things included.
The Reach Out and Read program benefits 3.9 million children nationwide and 95,000 children each year in South Carolina. The program is designed to introduce reading early in a child's life to promote and reinforce literacy that will be beneficial to their early years of education as well as their overall well being.
Beginning at birth, each child will receive a book at every well childcare visit until they are 5 years old. This means they will receive 12 books by kindergarten.
To register, call Tressa Heinen at 763-8010 and leave a message with your name and the number of children attending or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org be sure to put "Event Attendee" in the subject line.
To donate to the program, visit http://www.rorcarolinas.org, and select "contribute to ROR."