Date: Friday, July 2, 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, July 2 our selection will be When Uncle Took the Fiddle written by Libba Moore Gray and illustrated by Lloyd Broom, with permission given by Scholastic Books.
When Uncle Took the Fiddle
When the entire family declares they are exhausted, Uncle reaches for the fiddle, and before you know it, Grandpa’s feet are stomping, grandma’s hands are clapping, and everyone finds good cheer.
About the Author
Libba Moore Gray has been an actress, a dancer, and for twenty years a teacher of high school English and drama. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in a number of literary magazines, and Miss Tizzy was her first book for children. Ms. Gray’s four children include a businessman, a ballerina, a teacher, and a professional clown. With her husband, Robert, she makes her home in Knoxville, Tennessee.