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Early childhood educators use favorite stories as a key element in early education. The holidays are a great time to use favorite books for a fun activity that is centered around a story that children will enjoy. Favorite books make great partners for early learning when they are coordinated with art activities, gross motor activities, and music. Children become interested in reading when a favorite book is used to extend learning with activities that are centered around the story.

The early childhood educators at Forty Carrots Family Center in Sarasota are spotlighting "Moo, Baa, La, La, La" by Sandra Boytin as their favorite children's book for December Partners in Play Studio 40 through December 9. The Studio 40 Partners in Play at Forty Carrots Family Center is an early childhood education program for ages 1-5 years. Children's classic stories are used along with music, movement activities, and art to extend interest in reading. Indoor and outdoor activities with hands-on learning activities that are centered around a favorite book. Play experiences are to be shared with parents and grandparents.

There is a $10 fee for Studio 40 Partners in Play, and no pre-registration is required. The play experience with favorite books is held on Mondays from 9:15-10:15. Interested parents may call 941-365-7716 or log on at info@fortycarrots.com. Forty Carrots Family Center is located at 1500 S. Tuttle in Sarasota.

Become your child's partner in play this December by choosing favorite books to create play experiences that are centered around the story. The Partners in Play at Forty Carrots is a good choice for starting an early childhood education experience with books.

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