Discover a Love for Reading and Nature

Let’s Read Outside/Leamos Afuera

Reading aloud is the most important thing you can do to get your child ready for kindergarten. Time in nature has been shown to improve focus, wellbeing, and happiness. With Let’s Read Outside, we’ve combined the two!

  • Let’s read bilingual, nature-themed books in a beautiful place!
  • Let’s play and sing in the garden!
  • Let’s make arts and crafts inspired by nature!
  • Let’s learn about the bugs, insects, and animals that live on the earth with us!
  • Let’s make new friends!

Let’s Read Outside is generally for children between the ages of 0 to 6. Of course, older siblings are welcome to attend as reading mentors!

Let’s Read Outside at Bayer Farm – Summer 2024

Bring the kids to the farm for reading, arts, Crafts, free lunch, and fun! Fridays at Bayer Farm from 10:30am – 12:30pm  – 1550 West Avenue, Santa Rosa

June 14, June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2

Let’s Read Outside at Jeff’s Garden – Summer 2024

Bring the kids to the community garden for reading, arts, crafts, free lunch, and fun! Fridays at Jeff’s Garden at Andy’s Unity Park from 11am – 1pm  – 3399 Moorland Avenue, Santa Rosa

June 12, June 19, June 26, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7

Help Every Child Get a Free Book!

We’re always happy to take donations of gently used or new books, especially bilingual books about nature! Please contact Cynthia at [email protected] or just bring them by our office at 618 4th Street, Suite 217, Santa Rosa, 95404. Our office is generally open from 9am – 5pm, Monday through Friday (not open on the weekends) but call ahead to make sure someone will be there. (707) 544-7284. Thank you!

Questions about Let’s Read Outside?

Please contact Cynthia at (707) 544-7284 ext. 111 or [email protected]. Habla espańol.

Jodi, Let's Read Outside participant.

" Wow, this is like practice for kindergarten! "

Thank you!

This program funded by the Outdoor Equity Grants Program, created through AB 209 and administered by California State Parks, Office of Grants and Local Services.

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