The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn is celebrating National Literacy Month. Simply show your library card at the admission’s desk and you will get one dollar off your admission price throughout the month of September.
“Reading and writing is the foundation of today’s learning,” says Adam Woodworth, the museum’s Executive Director. “Yes, you can turn on the Discovery Channel and the History Channel and get a lot of good, useful information. But, what if you want to learn more about something that you’ve seen? You are probably going to go to the library or look it up on the internet. That’s where reading comes in and where fluency and comprehension in reading becomes that much more important.”
“Some kids are good at science, some kids are good at math, but without being able to read,” says Woodworth, “those subjects become that much more difficult.”
While you are at the museum, you might find a way to celebrate National Literacy Month with your child. For instance, you might:
· participate in our 11:00am Story Time experience Tuesdays-Friday
· find a book in one of the exhibits and read with your child
· make a story with your child about your visit to the museum
· find words throughout the museum and have your child read them to you
The museum says that any library card from any library will get visitors the one dollar discount.