April is Military Child Appreciation Month. This year, Active Heroes celebrated military children by kicking off the first “Storybook Night” for children of veterans and current service members at the Active Heroes Military Family Community Center on Friday, April 15, 2016. A “wild” time was had by all, as participants ventured to “Where the Wild Things Are” through an interactive story reading, including crafts, games and snacks. There were 15 children in attendance, representing 6 military families.
“The event was more than just listening to the story of “Where the Wild Things Are,” said Sgt. First Class Emily Cooper. “The kids became immersed in the story when they explored their creativity in arts, crafts and games. This was both fun and educational for them. They were able to show their creativity and artistic ability on a variety of mediums. The interactions with other military family children was a great opportunity for the kids to be around others that can relate to their unique lifestyle. Courtney did an amazing job at keeping the kids engaged and interacting in each of the different activities pertaining to the book. We look forward to the next family activity.”
“There’s nothing greater than watching my kids read and enjoy a good book,” said Sgt. First Class Naarah Stallard. “I can almost see their imagination expanding beyond their eyes and traveling where anything is possible. Thank you, Active Heroes, for giving us the opportunity to go to Where the Wild Things Are.”
The next Storybook Night is scheduled for Friday, May 27, 2016 and will feature the book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.”
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