iREAD Outside - On a Beautiful, Handmade Quilt!

iREAD Outside - On a Beautiful, Handmade Quilt!

Iread Quilts

Iread Quilts 2

This past Thursday, members of the Santa Rosa Quilt Guild and the Pointless Sisters delivered 25 handmade quilts inspired by children’s literature and the outdoors, to Bayer Farm to kick off LandPaths' iREAD Outside summer program. What a unique and heartfelt donation!

iREAD Outside is a weekly LandPaths series for young children and families, combining the wonders of being outside, visiting local parks and preserves throughout the County, with the joy of reading.  These outings demonstrate and support reading tools for parents and caregivers, while also creating positive associations with reading—it can be fun!  

These lovingly stitched quilts tie the experience together, providing a beautiful and cozy place to enjoy a book together. In the end every single quilt will be given away to families participating in the iREAD Outside program, along with hundreds of books donated to LandPaths through our Nature Book Drive.  

According to the Community Foundation Sonoma County, (whose generous support makes this program possible), significant research shows that reading aloud to children from day one is the single most important thing a parent can do to help a child enter kindergarten ready to succeed. In Sonoma County, however, only 57% of parents read to their children every day.  By getting families outside, mixing reading with hiking, nature games and picnics, this program helps to eliminate some the obstacles parents may feel - whether real or perceived - in engaging their children in reading.

Please join us on one of our literary adventures! Upcoming themes and locations for iREAD Outside include:
 
iRead with the Butterflies- Hallberg Butterfly Gardens, Graton
iRead by the Creek- Rancho Mark West, Santa Rosa
iREAD on the Ridge - Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve

 

Warm thanks to our generous supporters who help bring the iREAD Outside Program to life!

            
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