Learning for Life: Play and learn time for migrant families

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 15 at 10:09 AM

Families that follow the crops and move every few months travel only with what's absolutely necessary and that means few - if any - books and toys for their children.
 
But a program at the Monitor Migrant Camp near Wenatchee is showing families how to have fun with what they do have - pots, pans, purses, hats, shoes. It's also helping parents, as well as older siblings, understand the importance of taking time to read and play with younger children.
 
The Kaleidoscope Play & Learn at the Monitor Migrant Camp is funded through a grant by the Washington Apple Education Foundation, a group of growers who like the program because it gives families information and skills they can keep using when they leave.
 
This week on Learning for Life we travel east of the mountains to learn more about the Kaleidoscope Play & Learn at the Monitor Migrant Camp.
Learning for Life airs every Wednesday on KING 5 Morning News on KONG 6/16 TV between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m.
 

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