Connecting Children to Literacy Resources: Penguin Playhouse

Books from Birth continues to find special ways to connect young children and their families to positive literacy resources, including books to life!

The Dollywood Foundation’s Penguin Playhouse performs the story of an Imagination Library book in a twenty minute production for children. Each year, the players tour the production, offering performances at child-friendly locations like preschools, kindergarten classes and local libraries.

Visiting Memphis for the first time, the Penguin Playhouse spent over a week visiting Porter-Leath’s Head Start and Early Head Start locations. The short musical vignettes dazzled the students who were able to see one of their Imagination Library selections come to life! This year’s adaptation of Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon taught students to believe in themselves and have confidence.