The Kid Scoop News Literacy and Learning Lab Family Room with Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport provides a much-needed space for children to safely play and blow off a little steam while parents relax, catch their breath, and recharge their minds and devices.
Family Resource Group Inc. and Kid Scoop News are committed to providing engaging educational content to encourage early literacy, as seen by the room’s creative design featuring fun activities cascading on the walls of the room. The designs came right off the pages of an issue of Baton Rouge Parents’ Kid Scoops News publication that Brandon and Amy Foreman, in partnership with EBRPL, have sponsored the distribution to East Baton Rouge 1st-5th grade classrooms since April 2021.
Kid Scoop News continues to provide elementary-school children, free of charge, innovative and high-interest reading materials designed to encourage independent reading, both in school and at home. The more children read, the better they read. ACCESS to high-interest reading materials drives the MOTIVATION to read, which in turn leads to reading ACHIEVEMENT in school, and, ultimately, SUCCESS in life.
The Kid Scoop News Literacy and Learning Lab Family Room support the community’s early readers and those from across the region and nation who will be making stops at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport while traveling.
“The Kid Scoop News Literacy and Learning Lab is an extraordinary addition to the Baton Rouge Airport. I’m excited that our community recognizes the importance and urgency of providing children with interactive educational resources needed to succeed regardless of location,”
-Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome
“You all had such a great desire and vision to be a part of Louisiana’s Reading Revival and you all pressed on it until it happened in more ways than one. I am so proud of your work.”
-Quentina Timoll, Ed.D, Chief of Staff at Louisiana Department of Education
“What a wonderful way to enhance the travel experience! As families leave Louisiana, the Learning Lab will allow kids to spend time doing exciting, educational and creative things before boarding their flight. It also gives parents the opportunity to get some work done or relax while their children have fun in a safe environment.”
-Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser
“To have a facility such as this within our airport will help to provide a positive experience of air travel for children as well as their parents while they are waiting to board their flights.”
-Johnny Fife, Founder and President of Arkel Constructors
“We are excited that Baton Rouge Parents Magazine has partnered with the Baton Rouge Metro Airport to help reimagine our Children’s Playroom. When combined with the new Step ‘n Wash stations that we’ve installed in all of our restrooms, and private lactation rooms on every concourse, the addition of our new Children’s Playroom makes BTR the most family-friendly airport in the region. Having young children of my own, I know the importance of providing a fun, clean, and engaging space for them to burn off some energy while waiting for their flight to depart.”
–Mike Edwards, Director of Aviation at BTR Airport