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Read and Create program for preschoolers offered on Nov. 13
POSTED: 10/24/2012
Author Maurice Sendak's famous picture book Where the Wild Things Are will be the inspiration for the next in a series of art programs for young children being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Read and Create is the name of the program, which is for ages three through five. During this program, participants explore children's literature through storytelling and creativity. Children will listen to stories by well-known authors and then create projects around the stories they read. In Where the Wild Things Are, a young boy named Max sails to the Land of the Wild Things where he becomes their king and has adventures.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under preschool and then under fine & performing arts. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “art.”

This session of Read and Create will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the New Century Fieldhouse, 511 New Century Parkway, near Gardner. The cost for one 45-minute session is $8 for Johnson County Residents or $10 for nonresidents. All supplies are included.

A final fall session of Read and Create will take place on Dec. 4, when the subject will be Writer-Illustrator Chris Van Allsburg's holiday-themed book, The Polar Express.

The JCPRD's Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, see the District's website at

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