Punctuation Playtime Proves Learning Can Be Fun

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Punctuation Playtime, a lively, interactive program of performances and activities that teaches proper punctuation in fun ways to students in grades 1-3, débuts this fall as part of the third year celebration of National Punctuation Day®.

Punctuation Playtime, a lively, interactive program of performances and activities that teaches proper punctuation in fun ways to students in grades 1-3, débuts this fall as part of the third year celebration of National Punctuation Day®.

"Learning is easiest when you're having fun, and that's what we do a lot of," says Jeff Rubin, creator of Punctuation Playtime, and founder of National Punctuation Day®. Rubin is one of a trio of performers who facilitate the 45-minute program of non-stop music, games and punctuation learning. "We involve children in a participatory theater-like experience. They'll remember this program and the lessons they learn for a lifetime."

Punctuation Playtime features:

•A punctuation treasure hunt, relay race and rap song sung by the performers and the students.

•A Wynken, Blynken, and Nod punctuation contest.

•A take-home activity book full of punctuation examples, mazes, puzzles, matching games and colorful quizzes to share with parents.

•Teaching tools and classroom aids including more than a dozen punctuation-related classroom activities to use throughout the year.

•Punctuation posters and giveaways including rulers, pens and bookmarks.

"Understanding the rules of punctuation helps children learn to read and comprehend what they read. Statistics show that students who read well do better in school, get better jobs, earn more money and live more satisfying lives," says Rubin.

Punctuation Playtime's début coincides with National Punctuation Day® on September 24, a holiday listed in Chases's Calendar of Events as a celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotes and other proper uses of periods, semicolons and the ever-mysterious ellipsis.

For more information about Punctuation Playtime, and to book a performance, contact Jeff Rubin, (877) 588-1212, http://www.NationalPunctuationDay.com. The website offers punctuation information, grammar resource links, education resources for use in the classroom, National Punctuation Day® celebration ideas and whimsical T-shirts for sale, with slogans such as It's Not Possessive and A Semicolon is Not a Surgical Procedure.

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