In a week when the Seattle Public Schools decision to lease TT Minor is perhaps being felt even more acutely in the community, there’s an opportunity to make the best of the situation — if for only the duration of a children’s book or three. The school’s tenant Hamlin Robinson is reaching out to area families and childcare providers as it starts a weekly Family Story Time series every Friday:
Hamlin Robinson School, which relocated this school year into the former home of TT Minor Elementary at 1700 E. Union Street, extends its resources to families and caregivers of young children in the community with its new Friday Family Story Hour. The first event, featuring guest reader and City Councilmember Jean Godden, will be held Jan. 21, 2-3 p.m. at the School’s Library.
“Story Hour can provide new learners kindergarten readiness skills that encompass physical, social and emotional learning, cognition, language and literacy,” Joan Beauregard said, Interim Head at Hamlin Robinson School. “Its engaging and family-oriented format includes storytelling that uses flannel boards, drama, music, and the vitality of storytellers and our talented librarian, Kris Dersch.”
The event also serves as a “thank you” from the School for the warm welcome it received from neighbors. Hamlin Robinson School staff aim to make story time accessible for small children (mainly ages two to five) and their parents/caregivers who reside in the Central District and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. Story Hour fosters community, relieves parent isolation, and promises to be fun. It also appeals to many styles of learning—a philosophy the School embodies in serving those with dyslexia and related language difficulties.
Following this week’s debut, the story time will happen every Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM.
You can read more on Hamlin Robinson move into TT Minor here.
The TT Minor campus is located at 18th and Union.