Silver City, Nevada– United Way’s annual “Tune into Kids” Fun Fair for preschoolers and their parents takes place Tuesday, August 22 from 10am to noon at the Silver City town park (next to the Silver City School House/community center at 385 High Street.) Silver City is a historic town located on the Comstock, 3 miles from Virginia City and 12 miles from Carson City.
The event, which includes free children’s books, plus arts and crafts and hands-on science and literacy activities provided by United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS), is for parents and their children ages 2 years to 6 years. UWNNS supports parents with various resources as they nurture their children’s development, early literacy, health, nutrition and play. One of their goals is to double the number of children in northern Nevada who read proficiently by the end of third grade. With that goal in mind, UWNNS focus on early childhood development and learning, kindergarten readiness, early grade success and strengthening families.
Nevada Families First will also host a booth with fun things for preschoolers and their parents to do, and information about their program. Community Chest and Lyon County Human Services offer Nevada Families First free home visiting programs for families with children under 5 years old in Storey and Lyon communities, plus Carson City and Hawthorne. Home visitors offer information on topics such as nutrition, post-partum depression, health insurance, resources for smoking cessation, and breastfeeding, and they introduce activities that can stimulate a child’s mind and growth.
About the Silver City Summer Program: Each summer, the historic Comstock community of Silver City partners with local and regional groups and volunteers to offer free, public programming in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), with events at the town’s park and community center. The August 22 Fun Fair is sponsored in partnership with Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties, United Way, and Nevada Families First. For more information about the annual summer program, contact Quest Lakes at 287-7598.