Storybook characters leap off the page and into Kiddie Academy’s Bellevue location during their grand opening celebration and free Storytime LIVE! community reading event July 13.

Storybook characters leap off the page and into Kiddie Academy’s Bellevue location during their grand opening celebration and free Storytime LIVE! community reading event July 13.

Bellevue childcare center celebrates with Storytime LIVE! characters Curious George and Pinkalicious

Kiddie Academy invites area families to 9th annual free reading event

With great stories and larger-than-life characters at the heart of many of favorite childhood memories, the grand opening of Kiddie Academy’s brand new Bellevue location promises to be very exciting indeed!

To celebrate the location’s grand opening Saturday, July 13, franchisee Devinder Singh invites children and their parents to Storytime LIVE!, a free community reading event where beloved characters Curious George and Pinkalicious jump off the page and visit the classroom in person.

Beginning at 10 a.m. at Kiddie Academy of Bellevue, the event is part of the ninth annual Storytime LIVE! coming to Kiddie Academy locations across the US.

The state-of-the-art Bellevue academy, joining others in Kenmore, Kirkland, Bothell, Mill Creek and Seattle, will welcome 190 students from infant to age 5, in age-appropriate groups – infants, young toddlers, preschoolers and pre-kindergarten.

Taking a holistic, whole-child approach, the Kiddie Academy program strikes a balance between structured programming and fun, understanding that learning happens throughout the day, from free time on the center’s three playgrounds to circle time in the classroom, Devinder says.

Reserve your Storytime LIVE! spot today!

Combining learning and fun – both key ingredients to Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials curriculum – the free Storytime LIVE! event invites families to a story reading and classroom visit with Curious George and Pinkalicious, promising a truly memorable experience. Don’t forget your camera!

All are welcome – current students, new friends interested in learning more about Kiddie Academy of Bellevue, and anyone looking to share a special experience with their child. Light refreshments and fun educational activities will also be available.

“We know that reading together is an essential part of preparing children for school and life – not only does it delight their imaginations, it introduces new ideas and experiences,” Devinder says. “We’re so excited to share this event with local families. Storytime LIVE! encourages families to spend quality time together and lays the groundwork for children’s lifelong passion for books.”

Research shows that reading aloud to young children provides numerous benefits, from boosting vocabulary and stimulating speech, to lessening behavioral issues. Plus, students who are exposed to reading before preschool are more likely to do well in all facets of formal education; it also builds motivation, curiosity and memory, and helps children cope with stress.

Visit Kiddie Academy of Bellevue at 990 102nd Avenue NE in Bellevue. To register online, visit kastorytime.com

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Kiddie Academy has been a leader in education-based child care since 1981. The company serves families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering full time care, kindergarten, before- and after-school care and summer camp programs. Its proprietary Life Essentials curriculum and supporting programs prepare children for school and for life. Learn more at kiddieacademy.com.

Kiddie Academy Bellevue’s free Storytime LIVE! event invites families to a story reading and classroom visit with Curious George and Pinkalicious. Don’t forget your camera!

Kiddie Academy Bellevue’s free Storytime LIVE! event invites families to a story reading and classroom visit with Curious George and Pinkalicious. Don’t forget your camera!

Kiddie Academy Bellevue’s free Storytime LIVE! event invites families to a story reading and classroom visit with Curious George and Pinkalicious. Don’t forget your camera!

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