Neighbors in #Nashville -this Friday night market is our @travelingstoriesnashville kickoff! Want to be on a team of neighbors who want to connect children to books and fresh produce on Saturdays @nashvillefarmersmarket ? Consider joining our team or tag a friend you know who loves reading and lives in Nashville 👇🏽 Thanks for the art @travelingstoriestoronto #storytent#smashville
ARE YOU OUR NEXT STORYTENT CAPTAIN?
If you’ve been to or passed by one of our storytent programs in San Diego, chances are you’ve met Chase! Chase is our amazing Storytent Captain and Marketing Coordinator and is leaving to study abroad next semester. Chase has been an integral part of our team by bringing invaluable insight and motivation to every task she tackled! Her work ethic, passion for our mission and positive attitude made her a pleasure to have at our StoryTent Programs! We are so excited for her! Thank you Chase 🌍 📚
Come out to one of our programs to see what motivated Chase to become a Storytent Captain at not one, but TWO of our programs and apply to be a Captain today! .
We are currently looking to fill Storytent Captain positions at our City Heights and Grossmont Center programs. For more information email email@example.com.
Do you remember Selena from our El Cajon StoryTent? Well, not too long after she purchased this “Ultimate Fashion Designer” kit for 100 book bucks, she went straight to creating masterpieces! Swipe to see an original by our very own El Cajon reader!
We use toys to place a value on reading and motivate kids to want to come back and read more. If you have a new or gently used toy you wanted to donate email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate OR stop by our office in Mission Valley to drop it off and say Hi 👋 #Storytentstory
🍕 PIZZA PARTY today at @woodstockssd near #Sdsu with @travelingstories 💛🍕💛 We’ll have a StoryTent for kids from 12-2.... don’t forget to mention Traveling Stories when you order so that Woodstock’s donates 10% to our reading programs for kids! Come eat and read with me! 📖🍕💛
Meet our StoryTent visitors! Today they helped us celebrate #travelingstoriesday a day early by attending our StoryTent program at the City Heights Farmer Market! Swipe to the end to see how one specific little reader always keeps us laughing! Help us celebrate by taking a photo with your favorite book! Don’t forget to use #travelingstoriesday so we can see! #Storytentstory
Its a beautiful day in our neighborhood! Happy #csaday#nashville
While we aren’t officially back in the saddle each Saturday, we got a head start preparing for another exciting season of connecting kids with books under the @travelingstories #storytent
Check out our El Cajon readers learning shapes with the help of our amazing volunteer Katrina! Our El Cajon StoryTent is every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm next to the El Cajon Public Library and we currently have an open StoryTent Captain position. For more info email email@example.com #Storytentstory
Had a chance to visit a @travelingstories #StoryTent today and had so much fun! 📚🐛 If you haven't taken your littles over to one of their events or volunteered to help facilitate strong reading skills, it's so worth it. I've never seen so many kiddos excited to read to someone (or be read to)! 🙊
My new shiny friend ✨ I haven't played flute since I was 16 & thanks to my boys & their thoughtful Christmas gifts this year my fingers are once more (albeit a little slowly) dancing up & down scales & trills again. Looking forward to some tinkling sound journeys tomorrow with the children in my first Storytent for 2018 in Pambula 🎵❤️
Meet Mohammad, he has been attending our El Cajon StoryTent every Wednesday afternoon since our move from the Farmers Market! Now that we are neighbors with the library, Mohammad can check out tote bags full of books, which he does and he reads them over the week. He comes back to the StoryTent and exchanges detailed synopses for book bucks! He has been saving up for months and finally had enough book bucks to purchase this $200bb skateboard! We are so proud! We always need toys to help motivate these kids and put a value on reading. To make a toy donation go TravelingStories.org/give #Storytentstory
Feeling fortunate that I get to work with these badass babes! Merry Christmas to my team (l-r): Chase, @hezhii, @everygoodwoman, Liz, @sarahkarver. You ladies work with drive, passion, and empathy! It’s an honor to work alongside you. Cheers to a wonderful holiday weekend off 😋 🎁 🎄 🍭
Things sure have changed 😋
Help them keep changing (for good) by making a tax-deductible donation to @travelingstories this giving season. A donation as little as $17 will fund reading tutoring for 3 kids for a month. (And weekly cart rides for me 😂) Use the link in my bio to learn more 📚 #friendshipgoals
Zelda has a message for everyone who helped me reach my $1,000 fundraising goal for #givingtuesday 😻 😹👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 💥 📚
Traveling Stories is only $85 short of reaching its total Giving Tuesday goal of $10k! If you haven’t donated yet, please consider giving right now!! Every dollar helps ... and it’d be super cool if we got at least 85 of them by midnight 😀🙏🏽📚(click the link in my bio to learn more or give!)
Reading can be chilly in November, but good books, great volunteers like Ms. Fields, and our stellar readers make our mornings worth it! #nashville thank you @tulsapublicschools for loaning us one of your stellar librarians from #JohnPaulJones elementary this morning at @nashvillefarmersmarket @travelingstories #storytent !
Happy Thanksgiving! Today we’re honoring Indigenous people and Native American Heritage Day. Thank you for your contributions and sacrifices.
During my school years teachers pushed a romanticized narrative about Columbus Day and Thanksgiving. It wasn’t until my college years when I learned the true history. Now that I’m a parent and know the real story of what happened, I’ll be educating my children over the years as they grow.
I’m curious to know how others with smaller children (especially educators) navigate the true story of Thanksgiving in an age-appropriate way. #thepeopleshallcontinue#native#indigenous @leeandlow #thanksgivingday#Repost @hereweeread (@get_repost) #storytent#nashville#thanksgiving
They’re not cat pics .... but I think you’ll enjoy! 😂😋
Hope you guys will make it out to At least 1 of the stops on the Super StoryTent Tour with @travelingstories on 11/28! Message or comment if you want more info!
Join us on Tuesday, November 28th for the first ever Super StoryTent Tour! ⠀
We're taking the StoryTent all over San Diego for #GivingTuesday ! At each stop we'll have a StoryTent and tons of chances to win cool prizes, like cool #tmnt posters signed by Kevin Eastman, the co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! ⠀
We hope to see you at one (or more) of the stops! ⠀
Stop 1: Comickaze in Liberty Station from 10am to 12pm with special guest Tom Waltz, co-writer of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ⠀
Stop 2: Microsoft Store in Fashion Valley from 2pm to 4pm with special guest Prince Daniels Jr. ⠀
Stop 3: Waypoint Public in North Park from 5-7pm
465 students later, we are still reading on Saturday mornings! Here’s a throwback to when we started this past June. ・・・
We cannot handle all this adorableness. Guys! We're kicking off our StoryTent tonight at Night Market. Parents feel free to let kiddos sit and read with volunteers while you do some shopping! Children will have an opportunity to read books and receive book bucks that they can redeem for prizes. #travelingstories#thingstodoinnashville#farmersmarket#storytent#nashville#Repost @nashvillefarmersmarket
Even with the move from Thursday’s to Wednesday’s our El Cajon StoryTent is still booming! We have a lot of readers eager to talk to someone about the books that they read over the weekend and even get started on new ones. Our El Cajon StoryTent is now every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30pm next to the El Cajon Public Library and the kids are just waiting for you all to sign up to volunteer! So what are you waiting for? Go to travelingstories.org/volunteer to become a reading role model today!
Grateful today for volunteers like Jamie from @belmontu who made a difference in kids lives today by sitting, reading, and talking with kids under our StoeyTent. It’s so great to sit and watch this young woman be the woman she is in our community. Thank you Jamia! And props to @belmont for bringing us great friends! #storytent @travelingstoriesnashville ♥️#belmont#bruins
Traveling Stories Announces the Super StoryTent Tour with Microsoft, Comickaze, and Waypoint Public for #GivingTuesday on November 28th
We’re helping thousands of local kids but there are still so many families in San Diego who’ve never heard of our free StoryTent programs. 😞
That's why we've decided to celebrate #GivingTuesday by taking our programs to the streets! We'll have StoryTents for the kids and giveaways for the grownups at each stop! Please invite your friends and help us spread the word!
Super StoryTent Tour Schedule:
Stop 1: Comickaze in Liberty Station from 10am to 12pm (2750 Historic Decatur Rd #101 , San Diego, CA 92106). Refreshments will be available for purchase with a percentage going to Traveling Stories.
Stop 2: The Microsoft Store in Fashion Valley from 2pm to 4pm (7007 Friars Rd #860 , San Diego, CA 92108). Microsoft will be giving away a copy of Office 365 Personal.
Stop 3: Waypoint Public in North Park from 5pm to 7pm (3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104). Waypoint Public will donate a percentage of sales between 5-7pm to Traveling Stories.
Thank you to our tour partners:
Microsoft Store Fashion Valley Mall, Comickaze - Liberty Station - Barracks 15, Waypoint Public
For press inquiries, please contact Emily Moberly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Big sister, baby brother, and cousin working together to read books & earn prizes today at the #StoryTent 😍
They reminded me that it’s been over 5 years since we first met (before baby bro was even a hope). I love that they still like to greet me by sneaking up behind me, covering my eyes with their hands and making me “guess who?!” 😋 Maybe one day they’ll be bringing their own kids to the StoryTent 😃 #travelingstories @travelingstories #inspiration#kids#readers#reading#cityheights#nonprofit
If you have little ones coming to the fete then we have the perfect spot for them - the Story Tent. Under the shady trees, amoungst bean bags and cushions, the Grade 6's along with Wilhe, will be reading to the kids who are too young for the rides. This is the sweetest activity of the day! Be sure to pop in with your kids 👧👱📗📙
Dancing with our hands & hearts as we sang the seasons this morning at the beautiful Wentworth Falls Lake Reserve. Thank you lovely big & little folk of the Blue Mountains for a wonderful morning of singing together 🙏❤️ And especially thank you to you & your sweet family dear @mirandaearle1512 xxx
Looking forward to celebrating Spring with some of you this Saturday in my first ever Blue Mountains Storytent 🌸 We'll be nestled in to the beautiful Wentworth Falls Lake Reserve from 10.30am. Cost is $10 per family & inbox me here or email (email@example.com) to book your spot ✨ And please do share with any nearby families you think might like to come along 🙏😃 xx Annie
We had a great Saturday morning of reading today! There’s some great people in town for the Southern Festival of Books! Those who are interested in reading to kids on Saturday mornings and imparting financial literacy skills, a love of reading and healthy eating, check us out in our bio!
Friends Collin and Carlo align their play dates with our StoryTent at Imperial Beach on Fridays! Make sure you're there to help them read next week by signing up to volunteer at Travelingstories.org/volunteer #Storytentstory
Checking the hay with Poppa ☀️ Enjoying some family farm time before we scoot up the Hume for my first Blue Mountains Storytent this Sat 21 Oct. We'll be nestled in to the beautiful Wentworth Falls Lake Reserve & can't wait to celebrate some Spring magic with you all 💚🌸