New Literacy Exhibit Brings Beloved Children's Books to Life
Beloved children's books will come alive when "Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites" opens at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on Saturday, January 21. Storyland is a place where children from birth to eight will play and learn in the literary worlds they know and love. The exhibit closes May 7, 2017.
Storyland transforms seven beloved and award-winning picture books - "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter; "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats; "Where's Spot?" by Eric Hill; "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff; "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault; "Abuela" by Arthur Dorros; and "Tuesday" by David Wiesner into three-dimensional play and bi-lingual (English and Spanish) learning environments. These environments highlight the six critical pre-reading skills: a disposition to read, print awareness, letter knowledge, sound awareness, vocabulary and narrative skills and comprehension.
Storyland encourages children to build these skills through imaginative, dramatic play and interactive experience in various creative ways: