Literacy Development with Animals Through Play

Here at the farm we take your traditional story time and infuse art, science, music, and goats into it and THAT changes everything! Reading becomes relevant, engaging, fun!

We were on the Radio!! Click on this link to hear more about our farm and reading program. The podcast is entitled “Great Things are Happening on the Goat Farm”

I am a mother of four children, and a certified teacher. I have attended many story times at many different libraries for years, both as a parent and as an educator. While doing this I began to imagine what an awesome opportunity I could provide for kids here at Jubilee Farm. 

As a teacher of the year recipient, I am passionate about developing a life-long love for learning. My education and experiences have inspired me to create an environment on Jubilee Farm for children that ignites their imaginations. 

I felt Story Time needed to be brought to a new level and I could do this by infusing, science, art, music, and, of course, goats! …And so, Reading with Mini Silkies began. The pre-school and school aged Story Time programs that I have developed promote literacy, inquiry, and discovery while meeting a child’s need to have a safe place where they can be curious, play, discover and explore. It is an exciting gift to be able to give kids an experience that is so unique and engaging.

2019 Fall Sessions

Tuesday’s Story Time Session:

(12 months to 6 years)


9-17, 10-1, 10-8, 10-15, 10-22, 10-29, 11-5, 11-12

Thursday Homeschool Group:

(School-aged Child)


9-19, 9-26, 10-3, 10-10, 10-17, 10-24, 11-7, 11-14

The cost for the Homeschool session is 1st Child- 100.00, 80.00  (20% off) For the Second Child, 60.00 (40% off) For the third Child, 20.00 (80% off) for the Fourth through Sixth Child

Special Fall Sessions

(Sign up for these events is below)

Scarecrows and Sunflowers- Friday, October 25th, 10:00-11:15

Come ready to make your own scarecrow and have fun learning about the many fruit and vegetables that are harvested this time of the year. Some of the activities will be messy… dress accordingly!

“Inspired” Mini Session- Meets Fridays, October 25th, November 1st, November 8th, November 15th 10:00-11:15

This Mini Session will inspire kids through art, they will have the opportunity to create, imagine, explore, get messy and learn about artists that have inspired many people. The first session of this series will be “Scarecrows and Sunflowers”

The Gingerbread Man- Friday December 6th or Saturday December 7th

(Same story time two different days.)

Our schoolhouse will turn into a gingerbread house!! Come and enjoy decorating your own gingerbread person, reading a story, and many gingerbread-themed stations.

Please plan on staying with your child during this one-of-a-kind experience.

Due to the nature of the program, if you have paid in advance for the eight week session and are unable to make a Reading with Mini Silkies date you will not be refunded.

Payment for Reading with Mini Silkies must be completed before your arrival to class and is non-refundable.

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Scarecrows and Sunflowers

Friday, October 25th 10:00-11:15

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"Inspired" Mini Session

“Inspired” Mini Session October 25th, November 1st, November 8th, November 15th

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The Gingerbread Man- Friday

Friday, December 6th, 10:00-11:15

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The Gingerbread Man- Saturday

Saturday, December 7th, 10:00-11:15

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Contact Us

Please call 517-219-9130 or use the form below to contact Jubliee Farm via email.

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