Inspiration And Play Are Still Essential For Children
Whether you’re thinking about resilience, change-making or conquering more concrete goals, like a child’s fear of lightning – inspiration and play are essential ingredients.
COVID-19: Quick Resources for Caregivers and Mentors of Teens
One time, at least five teens and I were all playing solitaire — alone, together — on the floor of the Library. It was spontaneous, solitary (of course), yet unifying. … Continued
You Are Not Alone: Pittsburgh Health and Safety Resources for Teens
Do you have a question? A fear? An idea to explore? Could you use some support? Even if you feel alone, there are a lot of places to turn. Here … Continued
Teen Winter Reading Raffle
In Youth Services, we focus a lot of our energy on Summer Reading to prevent Summer Learning Loss and build a community of readers. But what about the rest of the year? Read on to learn more about the Teen Winter Reading Raffle.
Bilingual Storytimes at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Children’s Specialists at the Carnegie Library developed a pilot program of bilingual storytimes in a way that grew volunteer partnerships and served speakers of world languages.
Every Child Ready to Read: Playing Tips
Play is widely acknowledged as the true work of a child, but how can we honor that in our busy lives?
Every Child Ready to Read: Writing Tips
Reading and writing go hand in hand. If a child is able to develop motor skills, has access to plenty of books and can scribble as soon as they can hold a large crayon, they are on their way to reading readiness.
Every Child Ready to Read: Singing Tips
Singing to young children is critical. The development of phonological awareness, or the ability to hear and manipulate the smaller words in sounds, will help a child become ready to … Continued
Every Child Ready to Read: Talking Tips
Talking is one of five activities you can incorporate into your daily routine to help your child get ready to read.
Every Child Ready to Read: Reading Tips
Last week, a teenager walked into the Library and asked me for books that would teach their three year-old sibling to read. Apparently, the summer project they had been charged … Continued