For the twentieth time since 2000, a group of local librarians and child development experts has sorted through the previous year’s publications to select and promote the ten Best Books for Babies. The Best Books for Babies project is intended to encourage reading beginning at birth and recognize publishers who create excellent books for the […]
Each year since 2000 a panel of Pittsburgh librarians and child development experts have curated a list of books perfect for sharing with the very littlest listeners. As in past years, the Best Books for Babies 2019 list includes titles that will delight and engage babies age birth through 18 months and their caregivers. This year’s selections help parents dip their baby’s toes into experiences that revolve around different animals, colors, shapes and cultures, as well as exploring different actions, expressions, words and sounds.
Librarians can serve as media mentors for families by suggesting apps and media use tools. Very young children learn best from real world interactions, and we give parents the tools they need to connect the learning happening in apps to everyday activities. Here are a few of our favorite apps for little learners, along with tips and activities to support early literacy.
Avoid busy malls and long lines this holiday season when you stop by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh this month. Start by signing up for a free Historical Tour at CLP-Main that transports you back in time through an informational and fun fact-filled journey of our Italian Renaissance-style building. Join a tour on a Wednesday and […]
Preparing children to read and succeed is a big job! Pittsburgh Ready brings together a strong team designed to help young children grow into successful readers.