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Fairytale pre-K and kindergarten event - Once Upon a Time ...
Posted in , on April 17, 2024

This fairytale is real

Once upon a time in a land far away …

Actually, the time is next Monday, April 22, from 5-7 p.m. And it’s not so far away – it’ll be at the Arlington ISD Professional Development Center.

But it will be magical and a very special time with your little ones. Plus, it’s free!

“We are getting close to the end of the school year, and in Arlington ISD we want to do a Royal Event to celebrate the hard work and extraordinary achievements of all our current pre-K and kinder students,” said the magical queen of Once Upon a Time – also known as Dr. Jackeline Orsini, Arlington ISD director of early childhood learning. “It’s also going to be a majestic celebration to welcome all new Arlington ISD pre-K and kinder students who will be joining us for the 2024-2025 school year.”

Join us for Once Upon a Time and take a whimsical adventure with your current or rising pre-K and kindergarten children and dive into the enchanting world of fairytales. Dress up as a princess, prince or your favorite fairytale character for a fun evening filled with storytelling, games, crafts and more.

The event is designed to encourage a love of reading for little learners and to help parents foster learning at home.

“It’s so important to promote early literacy,” Orsini said. “Early literacy helps children in so many ways, including language development, social and emotional learning, communication skills and so much more.”

Once Upon a Time will include lots of fun things to do. Teacher-led activities include:

  • An interactive read aloud of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.”
  • Story telling of the “Three Little Pigs” followed by engaging math activities with a book kids can take home.
  • Reading “Little Red Riding Hood” followed by the opportunity to make puppets and practice retelling the story. And there will be a book to take home.

There will also be many fun stations the kids can visit, like:

  • Storybook Corner
  • Fairytale Writing Station
  • Caste Engineering with blocks
  • Royal Creations (patterns with jeweled crowns)
  • Dramatic Play with dress up and puppet theater
  • Jack and the Beanstalk STEM Cup Challenge
  • Crown Jewel Counting
  • Fairytale Playdough
  • Fairytale Snacks where kids will get to create and eat fairytale-themed snacks (magic wands, magic beans, etc.)

Plus, every child will get a free book and activities to take home.

But it’s not just about the kids. The event will also provide parents with tools and ideas to help their children learn and read. And you will get great photos with your kids at the photo booth.

“We’ll give parents practical ideas to help reinforce everything their kids have been learning at school,” Orsini said. “We want our little learners to keep practicing what they’ve learned over the summer.”

Once Upon a Time will be a magical opportunity to bond and create cherished memories with your kids. Don’t miss out on this spellbinding experience!

Click here to register for the event today.

Staff will also be on hand to assist you with your 2024-2025 registration for pre-K and kindergarten. Or you can go ahead and get started now with registration online.

Learn more about Arlington ISD’s fun, innovative pre-K programs and kindergarten.