Spring subject of Spring Story Time


Children get book, flower to take home

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times Approximately 40 children attended Union County First Steps’ Spring Story Time at the Community Center at 201 Porter St., Union Tuesday morning. The theme of this year’s Spring Story Time was spring and the changes it brings including the opportunity to grow flowers and garden.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Each of the children attending Tuesday’s Spring Story Time was given a seed to plant in a cup of dirt. The activity was designed to help children learn about spring and gardening. Each child was allowed to take their cup of dirt with the seed they planted in it home with them so they could watch it grow and learn about plants.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Union County First Steps Director Catherine Childers holds a picture of springtime while addressing the children attending the Spring Story Time at the Community Center at 201 Porter Street this past Tuesday. The theme of this year’s Spring Story Time was spring and the changes it brings including the opportunity to grow flowers and garden.


Charles Warner | The Union Times During the Spring Story Time at the Community Center at 201 Porter Street this past Tuesday, the children attending were each given a cup to dirt to use for planting a flower seed in. Each child was then allowed to take their cup home with them in order to watch the flower they planted grow and learn about plants by taking care of it.


Charles Warner | The Union Times The children attending the Spring Story Time at the Community Center at 201 Porter Street this past Tuesday got “Cecil’s Garden” read to them. The book tells the story of Cecil and his efforts to cultivate a garden. Each child who attended the event got to choose a book to take home with them. The books they had to choose from were “Who’s Hiding?” and “I Love School.”


UNION — Spring and the changes it brings was the subject of this year’s Spring Story Time sponsored by Union County First Steps.

As in years past, this year’s Spring Story Time was held at the Community Center at 201 Porter Street. The event, one of three story times sponsored each year by First Steps, drew a group of approximately 40 children to the Community Center Tuesday morning. The program was conducted by First Steps Director Catherine Childers who, in an interview Thursday, discussed the story times her organization holds each year.

“We do one Spring Story Time each year,” Childers said. “We also do a Story Time for the fall and one at Christmas when we do our Story Time with Santa. We invite the community and anyone with children ages birth to 4 may attend.”

Childers said the theme of Tuesday’s Story Time was spring and the changes brought about by the season.

“Since it was Spring Story Time we took the opportunity to talk to the children about spring and the changes that happen in spring,” Childers said. “We read them a story about springtime and planting. We had sing-a-longs and we had a craft time that allowed them to plant a seed for a flower to grow. We wanted them to use their hands, to learn by doing.

“Children learn by play, they learn by doing,” she said. “Since that is such an important part of learning, we want to give them that.”

As with past Story Times, the children taking part in Tuesday’s Story Time were given a book to take home. This year they could choose between “Who’s Hiding?” and “I Love School.” Childers said the younger ones usually chose “Who’s Hiding?” while the older children usually chose “I Love School.”

The book Childers read them about gardening during the program was called “Cecil’s Garden.”

In addition to getting a book to take home with them. Childers said each child was also allowed to take home the cup filled with soil they planted their flower seeds in so they could watch them grow and learn about plants from taking care of them.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Approximately 40 children attended Union County First Steps’ Spring Story Time at the Community Center at 201 Porter St., Union Tuesday morning. The theme of this year’s Spring Story Time was spring and the changes it brings including the opportunity to grow flowers and garden.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_First-STeps-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Approximately 40 children attended Union County First Steps’ Spring Story Time at the Community Center at 201 Porter St., Union Tuesday morning. The theme of this year’s Spring Story Time was spring and the changes it brings including the opportunity to grow flowers and garden.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Each of the children attending Tuesday’s Spring Story Time was given a seed to plant in a cup of dirt. The activity was designed to help children learn about spring and gardening. Each child was allowed to take their cup of dirt with the seed they planted in it home with them so they could watch it grow and learn about plants.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_First-Steps-5.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Each of the children attending Tuesday’s Spring Story Time was given a seed to plant in a cup of dirt. The activity was designed to help children learn about spring and gardening. Each child was allowed to take their cup of dirt with the seed they planted in it home with them so they could watch it grow and learn about plants.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Union County First Steps Director Catherine Childers holds a picture of springtime while addressing the children attending the Spring Story Time at the Community Center at 201 Porter Street this past Tuesday. The theme of this year’s Spring Story Time was spring and the changes it brings including the opportunity to grow flowers and garden.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_First-Steps-2.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Union County First Steps Director Catherine Childers holds a picture of springtime while addressing the children attending the Spring Story Time at the Community Center at 201 Porter Street this past Tuesday. The theme of this year’s Spring Story Time was spring and the changes it brings including the opportunity to grow flowers and garden.

Charles Warner | The Union Times During the Spring Story Time at the Community Center at 201 Porter Street this past Tuesday, the children attending were each given a cup to dirt to use for planting a flower seed in. Each child was then allowed to take their cup home with them in order to watch the flower they planted grow and learn about plants by taking care of it.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_First-Steps-4.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times During the Spring Story Time at the Community Center at 201 Porter Street this past Tuesday, the children attending were each given a cup to dirt to use for planting a flower seed in. Each child was then allowed to take their cup home with them in order to watch the flower they planted grow and learn about plants by taking care of it.

Charles Warner | The Union Times The children attending the Spring Story Time at the Community Center at 201 Porter Street this past Tuesday got “Cecil’s Garden” read to them. The book tells the story of Cecil and his efforts to cultivate a garden. Each child who attended the event got to choose a book to take home with them. The books they had to choose from were “Who’s Hiding?” and “I Love School.”
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_First-Steps-3.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times The children attending the Spring Story Time at the Community Center at 201 Porter Street this past Tuesday got “Cecil’s Garden” read to them. The book tells the story of Cecil and his efforts to cultivate a garden. Each child who attended the event got to choose a book to take home with them. The books they had to choose from were “Who’s Hiding?” and “I Love School.”
Children get book, flower to take home

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

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