The Maryland Science Center is featuring readings of...

Education Digest

August 16, 1998

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Science Center is featuring readings of Richard Scarry stories Thursday and Aug. 27 in conjunction with its Busytown exhibit, a three-dimensional, hands-on model of the places and characters in Scarry's books.

Media personalities will read aloud from Scarry's many works, with each session lasting about one hour. Lori Pinson of WBFF-TV (Channel 45) is scheduled to read at 3 p.m. Thursday, and Jo Jo Gerard and Kenny Campbell of WWMX-FM (106.5) are to read at 11 a.m. Aug. 27.

For information on the Busytown exhibit, which continues through Sept. 13, call the science center's 24-hour information line at 410-685-5225. Several Baltimore County libraries will have reading activities for children this week.

"Hats Off!" -- stories for children ages 2 to 6 -- will be held at 10: 30 a.m. tomorrow at the White Marsh library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle; 10: 30 a.m. Tuesday at the Rosedale library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.; 10: 30 a.m. Wednesday at the North Point library, 1716 Merritt Blvd.; and 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Perry Hall library, 9440 Belair Road.

"Summer Fun" -- stories for children ages 2 to 6 -- will be held at 10: 30 a.m. Wednesday at the Reisterstown library, 21 Cockeys Mill Road.

ANNAPOLIS -- The seventh annual Family Focus Conference -- a free, all-day program for families of children with disabilities up to age 5 -- will be held Sept. 19 at the Holiday Inn on Riva Road in Annapolis.

Activities will include workshops for parents and grandparents, and presentations on such topics as early intervention and special education, inclusion, autism, parent-professional partnerships, sibling issues and other day-to-day concerns.

The conference is sponsored by the State Department of Education's Division of Special Education and the Preschool Services Branch of the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program.

Information or registration: 800-535-0182.


Learning disabilities focus of Web site, toll-free help line

Parents and teachers who want to learn how to recognize learning disabilities and help children who have them have two new resources.

The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities and the Advertising Council have opened a toll-free help line and a World Wide Web site to educate people about learning disabilities.

The telephone number is 888-GR8-MIND. The Web site is

Pub Date: 8/16/98

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