SRNS Teacher Chris Beall Launches Early Childhood Book Club

Three teddy bears reading book together

St. Raphael Nursery School teacher Chris Beall has started a book club for families with preschoolers, kindergartners, and even first-grade students. Beall reads children's favorites and sends video recordings to her fans by email. Mrs. Beall's Bedtime Book Club launched in April 2020, about three weeks after school campuses closed because of the coronavirus, and quickly proved to be a popular educational activity for young children and a welcome boost for parents. Beall selects books aimed at the early-childhood age group but has found that older siblings often participate in viewing and listening to the videos as well. Beall, who joined the staff of St. Raphael Nursery School in 2006, teaches 3-year-olds and also helped launch the school's Stay & Play program for toddlers and their caregivers.

All are welcome to sign up for Mrs. Beall's Book Club (not just St. Raphael families). The complete collection of video stories has been posted online.