Travelling Tales & Tunes

Join us for preschool literacy programs in your community! Rhymes, stories and songs for children from birth to five years old to share with their caregivers. 

RSVP Required

Travelling Tales and Tunes

Luxstone Manor: Wednesdays, 9:30-10:15 and 10:30-11:15      
2014 Luxstone Blvd. SW
January 10-February 14

Grace Baptist Church: Wednesdays 9:30-10:15 
1009 East Lake Blvd. NE
February 28-April 4 

Travelling Tales and Tunes at School

R.J. Hawkey School—Thursdays 10:15-11 a.m.,  233 Big Springs Dr. 
January 11-February 15

A.E. Bowers School—Tuesdays 10:30-11:15 a.m., 1721 Summerfield Blvd. SE
January 9-February 13     

Ralph McCall School—Tuesdays 10:30-11:15 a.m., 1505 First Ave. NW
February 27-March 27

Herons Crossing School— Thursdays 10-10:45 a.m., 1860 Reunion Blvd. NW
March 1-March 29

Heloise Lorimer School—Wednesdays 11-11:45 a.m., 6 Kings Heights Dr. SE
February 28-March 28 

About Travelling Tales & Tunes

Airdrie Public Library (APL), Community Links, and Rocky View Schools Adult Learning have created a coalition which promotes preschool and family literacy. The intention of the program is to “fill a gap” in geographic locations where family literacy programming is limited. The coalition supports families by providing outreach programming to areas in Airdrie that are far enough away from the main street services of the Library and Community Links, as to be a barrier to families in accessing these services.

Equally important, this initiative serves North Rocky View County residents who may be limited in their ability to access the preschool literacy programs currently offered in Airdrie. The focus is  to build capacity in the smaller communities and public libraries, so they are able to offer the programs on an ongoing basis.

The Travelling Tales and Tunes program is flexible and mobile and is based on proven literacy practices. The programs are offered at no cost by highly trained facilitators, to parents and caregivers and their children 0 - 5 years old, and are inclusive of all families.

Preschool literacy has been proven to be a highly effective and efficient way to support parents and caregivers in their most important role as first teachers for young children.  These programs offer young children and their families an opportunity to interact with each other in a high quality early childhood environment that stimulates language and literacy development and prepares children for success in school. 

All three organizations are members of the Early Child Development Mapping Project (ECMap), whose mission is to strengthen Alberta's ability to make positive early childhood development a reality for every child in the province. Each organization supports ECMap’s priorities and helps promote understanding of how children's early years impact lifelong development. 

Early childhood development, specifically brain development, has lifelong implications on everything from learning to school success, family life and other relationships, and mental and physical health.

Presented in partnership with Rocky View Schools Adult Learning and North Rocky View Community Links, and recipient of the 2015 Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Library Service