Welcome to returning and first-time ReaderKids! We will be offering our children's program again this year. Thank you for all your suggestions and feedback.
ReaderKids will offer boring-panel-free, supervised playtime for kids ages 4 to 10 during which their parents can enjoy their panels. The children will entertain themselves with various activities including games, construction toys, drawing and coloring, making crafts, and socializing. The program will run two sessions on Saturday only. Each session will last about two hours, one from 9:45 until noon, the other from 1:45 until 4:00. (Yes, we know you would like more coverage, but we were unable to extend the hours this year. Rest assured, it is high on our priority list.) Cost is $10 per session per child. Bathroom-independent children ages 4 through 12 may participate. Parents of children on the borders of age, or bathroom independence, or with other special circumstances, who are interested in our program may contact Louise Waugh at <Louise@(NO-SPAM)readercon.org>, or at the convention prior to the first ReaderKids program. Supervising the children will be two adults, both experienced childcare providers, who have cared for children, preschool through 6th grade, for over ten years.
- Go to Registration to buy a one-session coupon ($10) for each session that each child will attend. You will also receive a colorful wristband. Write your name (and/or the name of whoever will be responsible for this child during the con) on the wristband.
- Bring the registered, wristband-wearing child to the room number listed on the coupon.
- Check in with the adults in the room and leave your contact information (pager, cell phone, etc.)
- Say good-bye, enjoy your panels, and return on time to pick up your ReaderKid. For reasons of safety, children participating in ReaderKids must be delivered by a parent or other adult (age 18 and up), and may not leave ReaderKids unless accompanied by an authorized adult.
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See Readercon 13 for the convention we had in 2001.
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