Read for the Record Press Release

September 21, 2011

Cape Cod Conservatory Hosts Jumpstart Program with Mrs. Treasure

On Thursday, October 6, 2011 The Cape Cod Conservatory (www.capecodconservatory.org/) and Treasure Time Productions (www.TreasureTime.org) will be sponsoring a Jumpstart Read for the Record program. This story session will be held at The Cape Cod Conservatory in Falmouth for pre and early elementary school aged children. The name of the book which will be read is Llama Llama Red Pajama, by Anna Dewdney. Mrs. Treasure, who is actually Lee Drescher, will come in costume and sing some guitar songs which relate to Llamas and other animals. She will also play games and offer a craft activity.

The objective of this event is to have as many people as possible reading the same book on the same day. Founded in 1993, Jumpstart is a national organization “which aims to prepare young children for success by helping them to build vital literacy, social and emotional skills with the help of caring adults.” As it happens, the Conservatory sponsors a regular story hour on Thursdays at 4:00 PM, and have generously offered their support for reading and Jumpstart by offering this special event for no charge.

Ms. Drescher works with children in libraries and schools. Formerly a teacher, she two graduate degrees in education. She believes that the arts of music, drama and dance are important in helping children become literate, as well as participate in hands on arts activities. She has conducted story hours throughout Massachusetts, and done plays about picture books in Mashpee and Falmouth for six years. She also has made over thirty cable TV programs, both in Falmouth and Wellesley, MA.

The Cape Cod Conservatory is affiliated with The Cape Cod Symphony and offers art and music courses in many capacities, starting with young children up through high school, including opera and art seminars for senior citizens and everyone in between. Check out the Fall Schedule or call 508-540-0611.

 

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