Stories and illustrations are often a child’s first exposure to the joy of reading and the wonder of art. ROAR! is The Ringling’s family storytime designed to engage toddlers and preschoolers in activities that connect art with early literacy. Join us in for a story and an accompanying activity.
Please note: ROAR! is free, however a ticket is required. Tickets may be picked up in the Visitors Pavilion the morning of the program.
Program Schedule (subject to change)
March 22 & 23 | Life by Cynthia Rylant
March 29 & 30 | What Was I Scared Of? By Dr. Seuss
April 5 & 6 | Dot Town: Where are You, Blue? By Sonali Fry
April 12 & 13 | NO PROGRAM
April 19 & 20 | Olivia Saves the Circus by Ian Falconet
April 21 | Special Edition for World Circus Day! Circus Girl: Book reading with Clare Pernice, author of Circus Girl followed by an art making activity inspired by characters in the book.
April 26 & 27 | The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee
May 3 & 4 | Black? White! Day? Night! by Laura Veccaro Seegar
May 10 & 11 | Everything is Mama by Jimmy Fallon
After May 11, ROAR will take a break for three weeks and return as a weekly program on Thursdays and Fridays from June 7 to August 3. More information coming soon!
ROAR! is made possible in part by the generous support of the Lester E. Bessemer and Tilley Bessemer Endowment.