Joan Whitson, Early Literacy Coordinator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PHOTO CAPTION: Erica Bauserman and ELMO reading to a group of children at a recent literacy event sponsored by the ELC. ELMO will share his love of reading during the upcoming Toddler Fest, held on June 28, 2013 at Anastasia Island Library in St. Augustine.
Toddler Fest Provides Free, Educational Fun for the Family
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., June 15, 2013 – Toddler Fest, a free children’s event, will be held on June 28, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Anastasia Island Branch Library, 124 Sea Grove Main Street in St. Augustine.
Hosted by the Early Learning Coalition of Putnam and St. Johns Counties (ELC), Toddler Fest activities will include a special story time program, music, games, crafts, balloon animals and face painting. The event is open to the public and best suited for children aged two to five years.
Toddler Fest is sponsored by Kiwanis Club of St. Augustine and Nettles Fine Jewelry and will include a special guest appearance, Sesame Street’s ELMO. Every child will be given a free age-appropriate book and bike helmets will be given to the first 100 children. Nemours Bright Start will provide literacy screenings and Project Buckle Up will be on hand to talk to parents about car seat safety.
“Past Toddler Fest events have been so successful,” said Joan Whitson, ELC’s Early Literacy coordinator. “These events are geared to inspire our smallest children toward learning and to provide great resources for their families. “