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Children in Elk Co. learn how fun reading can be

Updated: Monday, June 9 2014, 09:21 AM EDT

By: WJAC Web Staff

ST MARYS, Pa. -- Kids in Elk County were visited by Dr. Seuss characters as a part of an initiative to get them excited about reading. 

The Grinch, Cat in the Hat, and Thing One and Thing Two gave away books to children at Benzinger Park in St Marys while creating arts and crafts showing the children how fun reading could be.

The characters were focusing on literacy-related activities that sharpen motor skills and help improve intellectual and language development. 

The event was sponsored by Parents as Teachers; an organization that they hope will get children excited about reading. 

Parents as Teachers is an organization for children's prevention services.

"We had eight different stations and at each station we highlighted a different Dr. Seuss book," Parents as Teachers educator Nicky Cashmer said. "We highlighted the Foot Book with an obstacle course and we highlighted The Cat in the Hat by making a nutritious snack with strawberries and bananas."

Another event will be held for children during the summer months.

All of the events hosted by Parents as Teachers are free.

Children in Elk Co. learn how fun reading can be

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