Story Time is an educational initiative designed for children ages five to 10. This past year, children read a series of books that taught about the human body. They learned vocabulary related to health and wellness, as well as how to take care of their bodies. Children took turns reading aloud and participating in activities that reinforced the topics about which they were learning.

The program includes light snacks and take away items related to the topics. Some of the items are practical, like toothbrushes or hand sanitizer, and some are silly like glasses with a nose that blows snot bubbles.

All of these pieces come together to make a fun, engaging program that increases vocabulary, allows time to practice reading outside of school, lays the groundwork for talking about what they learned, and builds a sense of community and friendship.

Story Time is offered at Duke Manor Apartments and Plum Tree Apartments, both in Lancaster, as well as Rockford Chase Apartments in Mountville. The program has become so popular at one property that HDC MidAtlantic’s Resident Service team has started a waiting list due to limited space. While the children help to spread the word, parents volunteer with group management.

Please consider giving to Story Time.

Tax-deductible contributions may be made securely online or checks (made payable to HDC MidAtlantic) may be mailed to:
HDC MidAtlantic
ATTN: Story Time Fund
4-6 West King Street, Suite 4
Lancaster, PA 17603

Please note “Story Time Fund” in the memo line. Thank you for your support!