Be a Nature Explorer

Nature is a giant classroom filled with endless possibilities. If you’re looking for ways to inspire an appreciation for the environment while having a good time, check out these fun resources!

Behind the Scenes: Storytime

The end of the month marks my seventh year here at CLP – Squirrel Hill. It’s been an amazing time full of growth and exploration. I feel pretty lucky to have a job where singing the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and reading picture books to kids, is the norm.

Explore Sensory Discoveries

At the beginning of October, my colleague Michael and I began presenting Sensory Discoveries storytime at CLP – Squirrel Hill. Sensory Discoveries is a program designed for children with autism and other sensory processing disorders, as well as peers of all abilities. It is a warm and welcoming space where children and their caregivers can gather to share stories, songs and hands-on activities.

The Power of Play

Along with the other early learning activities–singing, writing, reading and talking, playing helps children build early literacy skills and is the foundation for school readiness.

Get Dirty! Nature Appreciation for the Young Child

Exploring the world is not only natural for young children, but also essential. And fostering a sense of respect and appreciation for nature when children are young, is key to keeping this world healthy and happy.

Alphabet Trail and Tales

Celebrate letter knowledge by checking out the annual Alphabet Trail and Tales event in Frick Park on Saturday, September 10th.

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday and the release of the new book at CLP – Squirrel Hill. Get sorted, explore Hogwart’s classes and let the wand choose you!