Columbus County Partnership for Children (Smart Start), in collaboration with Whiteville City Schools, welcomes you to Smart Start Virtual Story Time! Join us as we bring these stories to life! Feel free to access the stories at your convenience, whenever and as often as you like. Read along if you have the books! All you have to do is select a story, open up your copy of the book, click the link and read along with one of our community readers. A new story will be posted each Thursday, beginning September 17, 2020.
Families can access pre-recorded sessions posted to Facebook @ColumbusSmartStart. These stories are brought to you directly from the Smart Start Early Learning Facility!
(Written temporary permission has been granted by Penguin-Random House dated 08.26.20)
Last Stop on Market Street read by Jennifer Wallace
The Little Engine That Could ready by Dustin Chapman and Ryleigh Madison
The Cat in the Hat read by Sharon Wallace (English)
Maggie's Secret Garden written and read by Thurston Pope (English)
Who We Are read by Aileen Valido (In English)
Who We Are leído por Aileen Valido (En Español)
Science has determined that the earliest years of life build the foundation for all future learning and success. The brain of a child who has had positive early childhood experiences looks different from one who has not. The structure and wiring are visibly and significantly different.