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Reading Bus

DUE TO COVID-19 SCHOOL CLOSURES, THE READING BUS IS NOT IN OPERATION. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE SCHEDULE WHEN SCHOOLS REOPEN.

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When schools are closed due to inclement weather or emergency situations, the Reading Bus will not be in operation.

The Reading Bus is an exciting and safe place for children, ages 2 - 5, years and their parents to participate in a wide selection of interactive reading activities.

The Reading Bus has two teachers (and a driver) who engage families in literacy activities. Its main purpose is to promote reading and model early literacy learning to preschool children and their families.

What communities will the Reading Bus visit?

The Reading Bus is scheduled to visit designated of Virginia Beach communities on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The bus will visit each site twice each month for approximately 45 minutes. The most current schedule is posted at the top of this page.

What type of reading activities will occur on the Reading Bus?

Once on board the bus, preschoolers will be introduced to an assortment of age-appropriate activities designed to engage children in literacy through hands-on activities using puppets, blocks, puzzles and music. Children participate in crafts and other reading activities with every book, poem and nursery rhyme introduced on the bus.

Who can I contact for further information?

For further information on the Reading Bus, please call the Department of Teaching and Learning at 757.263.1450 or email Laura Silverman.

 

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