Enfield - posted Jul, 16 2013
ENFIELD - Connections: a storytime for children with autism, for ages 3-6 with a parent or caregiver, has began registration for the summer session. Storytimes will be held on Fridays, Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23, at 9:30 a.m.. at Enfield Public Library, 104 Middle Road, Enfield. Children and families will make 'Connections' with each other, as well as with books and the library. The program will address the needs of children with sensory processing issues by creating a predictable, hands-on storytime designed to engage all of the senses. Musical instruments, a sand and water table, and sensory stepping stones will be integrated into the stories, songs, and crafts that make up a typical storytime. The series is made possible by a grant from Autism Happens Foundation, Inc., which helps families in the early detection of autism and provides assistance and direction for the special needs of those involved. To date, it has provided over ten thousand dollars to families throughout the state coping with various aspects of autism. For more information, please contact the head of Children and Teen Services at the library at 860-763-7517 or the main library number at 860-763-7510.