Interactive Readings

Interactive Readings Stories Alive

For Families, For Community Groups

Our next Interactive Readings: Stories Alive! program will start in December. To receive information about the next Interactive Reading sessions, please sign up here

Storytelling illuminates imaginative thought and transcends the creative reading process. Through picture books and illustrated storybooks like holiday favorite Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Robert McCloskey’s childhood classic, Make Way for Ducklings, Citi Performing Arts Center’s Education team captures the imagination of audiences of all ages through our Interactive Readings.

Citi Performing Arts Center leverages established partnerships and community connections to bring these stories to life in Boston-area neighborhoods with our professional teaching artists through innovative storytelling techniques. In the last two years, Citi Performing Arts Center has visited community and local sites such as Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston Center for Youth and Families, Boston Public Libraries, Boys & Girls Clubs, and hospitals in the Boston area.

As an expansion of the program for 2014-2015, Interactive Readings will include a Creativity Tool Kit to leave behind at community center sites.  Each kit will include a box complete with copy of the featured book, creativity curriculum, tools and supplies (linked to the book) for children (target age of K-5) to explore long after the program has ended.

Boston Cultural Council

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture.

For more information about Interactive Readings: Stories Alive! or if you would like to bring Interactive Readings: Stories Alive! to your site, please email or call 617.532.1256.

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