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Family Story Time at Hamlin Robinson School


Free, open to the public and aimed at families with pre-kindergarten children, guest reader and
City Councilmember Jean Godden helps kick off this weekly series


SEATTLE—Jan. 5, 2011–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.


Subsequent story hours will be held Friday mornings from 9:30 to10:30 a.m., including Jan 28, Feb. 4, 11, and 18. For further information, please contact 206-763-1167.


The Hamlin Robinson School is an independent K-8 school in Seattle offering a specialized program specifically for students with dyslexia and related language difficulties. The school is affiliated with the International Dyslexia Association, the National Association of Independent Schools, the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools, and the Washington Federation of Independent Schools. Contact the Hamlin Robinson School at 206-763-1167 or visit Follow Hamlin Robinson School on Facebook

0 thoughts on “Family Story Time at Hamlin Robinson School

  1. It’s wonderful that the school is doing this for the community. However, the 9:30-10:30 on Fridays story time conflicts with the story time at Madrona Shelterhouse (though maybe each one is only trying to draw families in walking distance?).

    Also, quite selfishly, as the parent of a little night owl, I’m always looking for afternoon activities for my preschooler who is usually just straggling out of bed at 9:00.