Have you seen the Parsons window seat?

The Parsons branch recently had a window seat installed in their children’s area, complete with Ready to Read manipulative panels. On the very first day, one of the regular customers commented, “It’s so wonderful what you do for the kids in this community. They really deserve it.” About an hour after that, one young boy and his mother arrived

. He was so thrilled to discover something new to play with, that he happily posed for pictures! He was very reluctant to leave.

And Kathy Shahbodaghi stopped in yesterday and shared this: “I spent a delightful 15 minutes on the floor playing with a 4 year old and the manipulatives. She was interested in them, but wasn’t quite sure what she was supposed to do (her older sibling wasn’t paying any attention). She didn’t know her colors, except red, or her letters. Without any effort at all, she knew 3 new colors by the time we were done and the letter B. In fact, she was so proud of her new found knowledge that she spontaneously started pointing out colors–in the bench and on the stained glass in the window. When I left, she was happily telling herself more stories (from the spinning stories)!”

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