For the last five years, Read Muskegon’s ABCs of Cooking class has been providing parents a fun, easy and delicious way to incorporate early literacy skill building into daily life with their 0-5 year olds. With the goal of helping to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to learn, families in this class learn letter shapes and sounds as they create toddler-friendly recipes. Based on the success of this program, Read Muskegon is expanding the concept to include two new classes for 2022. The ABCs of Art will help parents learn how to build early literacy skills through simple art projects. The ABCs of Song and Sounds will be for those families who have completed the cooking or art class and will use music to dig deeper into foundational literacy skills. Classes will be offered at various venues throughout Muskegon County beginning in February. Look for a calendar and registration information coming soon.
Thank you to the Great Start Collaborative and United Way of the Lakeshore for making these classes possible.