When you hear “September,” especially as a parent, the first thought that might pop into your head is “Back to school!” School is a critical part of early (and not-so-early) childhood education: it’s a place where children can interact with and learn from their peers and develop hobbies and interests that last the rest of their lives.
But for parents, back to school season can be both a blessing and a time of hurriedly leafing through a stack of books in preparation for helping your child find an appropriate book for their book report.
If this sounds a little like you, or if you just want to help your child discover new and exciting books, then we have just the thing for you: it’s called the Telling Tales Festival, and it’s happening in locations across Hamilton over the next two weeks.
For the past eleven years, Telling Tales has compiled a list of some of the most engaging books written by Canadian writers. These books range from board books for the very young, to longer young adult novels, so no matter your child’s age or reading level, there will be something there for them to fall in love with. You can find the list here, with many of the books being published in 2019:
Click Here to read the List
There’s another, awesome aspect of the Telling Tales Festival that we are excited about, and that’s the Festival part! On September 15, the Main Event of the Telling Tales Festival will be held at the Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton, just a short drive away from our home base!
The Main Event is guaranteed to be an amazing time, where children can meet some of the authors on the Telling Tales reading list, enjoy performances on 10 stages, and even buy and trade books with other festival attendees! You can find all of the details here: https://www.tellingtales.org/westfield-festival/
At Today’s Family, we love taking opportunities to support local, Canadian-run organizations and initiatives. In fact, we partner with some such organizations through our Summer Camps program, as well as our Ontario Early Years centres. Telling Tales is just another such initiative we are happy to support.
If you are interested in attending this FREE festival event, you can find all of the details below. We hope to see some of your faces there this weekend!
Sun,15 September 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Westfield Heritage Village
1049 Kirkwall Rd,
812 Old Hwy 8