Asheville Arts Center Brings back Story Time with a “Ta Da” Twist

October 26, 2009 at 7:50 pm Leave a comment

bnAsheville Arts Center is partnering with local Barnes & Nobles Book Stores to offer a unique interactive experience for children, blending literature with the arts.

“There is nothing more exciting than watching a child experience a book. And when they put on a costume or act out a scene, they become part of the story,” said Heather Taft, owner, Asheville Arts Center.  “This idea came about from reading to my daughter, Ceili.  For her, it’s not enough to tell her a story, she has to act, sing, dance or play music to it.”

And the Asheville Arts Center is pulling out all the props, from costumes to musical instruments to tutus- these kids will get to learn while having fun.  And the best part?  It’s free!

“Every parent wants their child to LOVE to read,” said Taft.  “Early exposure to active, engaging story times, helps to build future readers!”

Story Time begins Monday, Nov. 2nd and runs through Valentines Day.  Books include Jungle Drums, Angelina Ballerina, Dr. Seuss and other children’s classics.

aaclogo_colorAsheville Arts Center is locally owned and is celebrating its 5th year.  They provide Arts education in dance, music and theater for all ages.  They also offer Kindermusik and Creative Arts Preschool in their three Asheville locations.

(Story Times are at the Barnes & Noble on Tunnel Rd. the first MONDAY of the month, and the Barnes & Noble at Biltmore Park the second WED. & second SUN. of each month (Nov.- Feb.)  Please call 828.253.4000 for times and more information.)

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