Children’s books aren’t always child’s play— they can inspire important philosophical discussions on topics such as fairness, greed, courage, and compassion.
Humanities Washington’s Prime Time Family Reading program inspires active thought and conversation between children and families through reading, boosting long-term academic achievement, and building and lasting connections with local libraries. The program is delivered in partnership with schools and libraries throughout the state, and primarily serves at-risk children and families.
During a series of six weekly sessions held in the evenings at public libraries, children hear stories from a skilled storyteller, then discuss the book’s ethical and cultural themes with the help of a scholar and their families. The program is also available in a bilingual format.
The Prime Time Family Reading curriculum was developed by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. For more information on the Prime Time program, contact Ellen Terry at (206) 682-1770 x101 or by email.
Prime Time is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Wockner Foundation, the Satterberg Foundation, the Bamford Foundation, the Discuren Foundation, the OneFamily Foundation, Safeco Insurance Fund, the Norcliffe Foundation, the Tulalip Tribe, and generous contributions from other businesses, foundations, and individuals.
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