Mar. 17 | Storybook Characters & Performances -- All Free!

Mar 1, 2013

1pm-3:30pm Sunday, March 17  - East Lansing Hannah Community Center |  Meet Curious George and Clifford in person at the annual Early Childhood Literacy Coalition Event.

Every day, Curious George and Clifford the Big Red Dog light up children’s faces as they delight in learning new things about science and reading on WKAR-TV. On Sunday, March 17, from 1-3:30 p.m., you can meet Curious George and Clifford in person at the annual Early Childhood Literacy Coalition Event.

WKAR will be one of many organizations celebrating childhood literacy at this free special event, which takes place at East Lansing Hannah Community Center.

Lots of Fun Activities!

In addition to seeing Curious George, Clifford and many other storybook characters including Olivia, Pete the Cat and Maisy, children will be able to enjoy performers, authors and storytellers combined in a way to help kids learn to love reading.

The event includes an interactive stage show featuring “Tunes ‘n’ Tales by Tricia.” Music comes alive as children engage in a playful and wonderful musical experience. Performances are at 2 and 3 p.m.

Each family will receive a free book while supplies last.

More Info?

For more information about additional Early Childhood Literacy Coalition events taking place at member agencies March 9-23, download a printable online brochure at

The Importance of Early Childhood Literacy

Research indicates that children who begin school ready to learn demonstrate a greater success later in life. WKAR supports this philosophy by airing children’s programs with significant educational components for children as young as three years old. WKAR’s Ready To Learn Service also provides public workshops for families, offering helpful strategies to engage children in becoming eager learners.

In addition to WKAR Ready To Learn Service, Early Childhood Literacy Coalition members include CACS Head Start, Capital Area District Libraries, Clinton Great Start, Delta Township District Library, DeWitt District Library, East Lansing Public Library, Eaton Great Start, Ingham County Health Department/Family Outreach Services and Ingham Great Start.