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Get a free book every month for your kids

In a continued effort to promote literacy, The Children’s Trust has expanded its Book Club!

Get free monthly books by mail for your child – from birth until their fifth birthday. (The program originally targeted just 3-year-olds.)

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As a member, receive a new book every month in English or Spanish, plus a guide for parents with activities, information and suggestions about how to share the book with their children. Book offerings include classics, award-winners and picture books.

Books in Haitian Creole are expected to become available in 2021.

“All books are selected specifically to help children develop their early reading skills for school readiness and, of course, for maximum enjoyment with their families!” according to the official website

Requirements: Children must be living in Miami-Dade County and can be registered up until they are 4-and-a-half years old.

Want more information? Click here! To register your child for free books, click here. 

For answers to “Frequently Asked Questions,” click here. Have additional questions, you can send them through email to bookclub@thechildrenstrust.org.

The Book Club is funded and administered by The Children’s Trust and Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership.

More free & cheap things to do with kids:

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Food trucks and music

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Village Park

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Free Movie: The Fifth Element

8:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Lummus Park

Friday, August 19, 2022

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Free concert: SPAM Allstars and DJ Kumi

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Lummus Park

Theater in Wellington is offering free tickets

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Wellington High School

Free outdoor family-friendly films

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Park offers rides on model train

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $1.50-3.00 | Tradewinds Park

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Theater in Wellington is offering free tickets

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Wellington High School

Family Day

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | The Underline Urban Gym

Dania Pointe offers Bubble Bash

2:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Theater in Wellington is offering free tickets

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Wellington High School

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Park offers rides on model train

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $1.50-3.00 | Tradewinds Park

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Summer Sunday Picnic Series

11:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Brightline MiamiCentral Station

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Dania Pointe offers Bubble Bash

2:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Free concert: Mike Gerber Quartet

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Collins Park

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Monday, August 22, 2022

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

$15 Mondays at Zoo Miami

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

$8 roller skating in Davie

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Discounted | Galaxy Skateway Davie

See our full Calendar of Events

 

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