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Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. EDT
Location: Museum from Home Web Page
Join us at 11:00 a.m. twice each month for the Birthplace of Country Music Museum’s Virtual Story Time! In each session we will read from one or two children’s books, often including sounds or songs, learning sheets, or other related activities. Virtual Story Time is primarily geared toward children aged 3-6 years old, but may be enjoyed by older children and adults as a fun family activity. Stories have been chosen to relate to the museum’s content, musical heritage, and Appalachian culture. Each Virtual Story Time will “premiere” on Museum from Home and on the museum’s social media pages.
Reading aloud is a major factor in advancing early literacy skills in young children, helps in ongoing language development, and opens up children’s imagination.
Friday, May 21 our selection will be Cowboy Dreams, written and illustrated by Dayal Kaur Khalsa and will be read with permission by Penguin Random House.
One of the most colorful and best-selling books by Dayal Kaur Khalsa is back in print – and in paper. In this enchanting story, an imaginative city girl yearns to be a cowboy and to have her very own horse. So she builds one on the basement banister and, using a jump rope for reins, rides all winter long, singing cowboy tunes.
About the Author
Dayal Kaur Khalsa both wrote and illustrated picture books that celebrate the joys in life: the love between grandparents and grandchildren, the togetherness of a family holiday, the ingenuity of a girl who wants a dog, the thrill of discovering a new and delicious food. Her books have won numerous awards, including being chosen twice for the New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year and twice as a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. Dayal Kaur Khalsa died in 1989.