ELC and Sykes Farm Continue Annual Early Literacy Event
ELKTON, Fla., October 16, 2015- The Early Learning Coalition of North Florida (ELC) hosted their annual early literacy-fall event at Sykes Farms in Elkton, on October 12 and October 13, 2015.
The Sykes Farm field trip included two special literacy corn mazes based on the books “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” and “Jack and the Cornstalk”.
The venue held special events throughout the morning, including hay rides through pumpkin patches, petting zoo, an up close and personal look at farm animals, play ground with corn box, tube slide and opportunities to jump on their gigantic tractor tires as well as an oversized corn popper (large jumping pillow).
Throughout both days, ELC staff and volunteers were on-hand and provided extra craft activities and handed out copies of the book “Spookley” to every child who attended. Child care providers also received a bagful of assorted “Spookley” books and other fall-related books.
“I am so impressed with the emphasis on literacy and farm education that Sykes Farms introduces to young children.,” Joan Whitson, Early Literacy Coordinator said.
Twenty-nine preschools attended for a total of 480 children.
ELC will also be hosting a similar event at the Amazing Grace Crop Maze in Green Cove Springs on October 19, 2015.
Sponsorship by the Early Learning Coalition of North Florida and the state of Florida, Division of Early Learning.