The Library’s Family Playshop series invites young children, birth to age five, to learn and grow at a library playtime. While playing and bonding with their children, caregivers will have the chance to chat with a child development expert like a doctor, speech therapist or dentist, about milestones, health and more. Librarians will have information about early literacy activities that prepare a young child for later school success.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh believes that caregivers are a child’s first and most important teachers. Research tells us that playing with our children allows kids to develop the benefits of play at a faster rate than if they had played without an adult. The benefits of play are extensive and the ways to play are endless! Problem-solving skills, critical thinking, social skills, self-confidence, fine and gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, spatial reasoning, language and vocabulary are all developed, supported and enhanced through play.
Check out Family Playshop—offered during the spring and fall months—at a participating Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh location.