For 15 years Community Resources for Children has been providing Story Time at the Napa Farmers Market. This program is made possible with the help of volunteer readers from the community. In 2017 we engaged a record number of people and extended the program through October. In all, our 30 volunteers read to more than 300 children.
Story Time takes place every Tuesday and Saturday morning at the Napa Farmer’s Market (located in the South Napa Century Center, at 195 Gasser Drive) from 10-10:30am. Readers bring their own books to read to children (age appropriate 0-10 years old). Sharing and reading books with children prepares them for school and establishes a foundation for lifelong learning. If you are interested in becoming a Story Time reader, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No Sweet Trick or Treat
More than 110 children and 100 adults participated in our annual No Sweet Trick or Treat event on Halloween morning in 2017. It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces after the fires that preoccupied everyone for a couple of weeks. The children went trick or treating in our building for small giveaways and books, met a pediatric dentist, Dr. Suttie and his tooth fairies, and enjoyed a spooky storytime courtesy of a children’s librarian from the Napa County Library.
Dr. Seuss Family Literacy Night
The highlight In February every year is hosting our Annual Dr. Seuss Family Literacy Night! In 2016 more than 50 children and their parents/caregivers enjoyed an evening of obstacle courses, an apple tasting, story time, crafts and more. And they all went home with their very own Dr. Seuss book -Ten Apples Up On Top.
A Day in the Park
Some say Bottle Rock marks the beginning of summer, for us it’s A Day in the Park. In 2017, we celebrated the 39th Annual A Day in the Park. More than 200 children and adults engaged in playful learning at Fuller Park. We had obstacles courses, sand play, slime, marble art, ring toss games, an infant play area, a First 5 bus reading corner and much more! More than 15 community partners participated and helped us make this event a big success.
Community Resources for Children hosts bi-annual Family meals for participants of our Active Minds program. Families pick up helpful advice about age appropriate cooking activities and how cooking and eating together promotes development and learning. The Children help with meal prep using kid-safe knives while engaging with their parents in conversations about favorite foods, colors and numbers.