Kids Story Hour at LACE

14 Dec

Every Thursday, at 3:30 pm starting in January, LACE will host a story hour for kids of all ages in our kids space.  We will read classics such as Bread and Jam for Frances (Russel Hoban) and Blueberries for Sal (Robert McCloskey), as well as less well-known, but equally entertaining books relating to food.  Each reading with be followed with a healthy snack and activity.  Come take a moment to relax, enjoy hot drinks, and learn about food in all its many forms and fables.

There are so many great kids books that have food as a central theme.  Thinking over some of my favorite books as a kid, I’m realizing so many of them focused on food in an overt or discrete way: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, In the Night Kitchen, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Little House on the Prairie, Chicken Soup with Rice, Amelia Bedelia, Green Eggs and Ham, and the list could go on for a long time. Using food as a tool for teaching not only gets our stomachs grumbling, but helps teach us and our children about other cultural practices, the importance of family and celebration, good nutrition, plant life cycles, protecting the environment, animal habits, sharing with other people, and countless other lessons.

What favorite kids books have you discovered that feature food?

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