Metro Parks Tacoma has a series of programs geared towards teaching youngsters letters in conjunction with nature activities. At the Tacoma Nature Center, staff use hands-on participation, songs, nature walks and crafts. Adult participation is required for children under the age of 4. On May 6th, they are going over R is for Roots. And, on May 20th, they are going over S is for Snake Lake. This could be a lot of fun, plus educational for the young ones. Cost is only $6. See http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/18870/87403/pub/ for more details.