It’s a first in the winter equestrian capital of the world — real, live horses visiting Scott’s Place barrier-free playground — and it’s designed to help young children develop a love of literacy.
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, two ponies will join Shelly LeConte, South Florida coordinator of the Horse Tales Literacy Project, in the picnic area outside the Scott’s Place playground as LeConte reads Little Black, a Pony by Walter Farley.
Once the story is finished, each child will receive a goody bag and will have an opportunity to visit with the ponies.
Story Time takes place at Scott’s Place, located at 12190 W. Forest Hill Blvd., on the first Saturday of every month through May. Participants are encouraged to enjoy this equestrian-inspired playground before and after the event.
The park is designed with large play structures and ramps ensuring children and parents of all physical abilities can play together.
Conceived in 1999 by Tim Farley, son of the late Walter Farley, and Mark Miller, creator and owner of the Arabian Nights Dinner Attraction, Horse Tales Literacy Project has reached more than 600,000 children in the United States and Canada. This nonprofit organization combines live horses with stories to spark the imagination of children.
For more information, visit www.horsetalesliteracy.org or call LeConte at (561) 357-8729.
For more information about Story Time at Scott’s Place, call Community Projects Manager Kim Henghold at (561) 791-4137.