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.
Play is widely acknowledged as the true work of a child, but how can we honor that in our busy lives?
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.
As part of Love Your Library month, we’re highlighting some of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s most-loved programs and services here on Eleventh Stack. If you’ve ever taken a look at the extensive list of language classes offered by CLP and wondered how we manage to offer everything from Arabic to Spanish, you’re in luck — today’s post is all about taking you behind the scenes and into the world of the library’s amazing language volunteers!
How can zines help us tackle community issues and national concerns? How can we investigate data creatively?
A couple of months ago, rap superstar Jay-Z made headlines when he released his thirteenth studio album, 4:44. The album made headlines because Jay was the most open and vulnerable that he’s ever been. On the title track, Jay address the infidelity that Beyonce talks about on her album, Lemonade.
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 read. Song also has the power to soothe, connect and refocus. Caring adults everywhere need not be a pop star or choral genius. Even the […]
On Tuesday, August 22nd, pop superstar Bruno Mars came to town. It was the Pittsburgh stop on his 24k Magic World Tour. It was a sold out concert and Mars showed up and showed out.
A lot of descriptions that I read for the book, Final Girls compared it to a slasher movie. After reading the book, I can see why. The premise is the same. A group of college kids go on a weekend trip to a cabin and then they get murdered by a crazed killer on the loose. This sounds like most slasher movies of the late ’70s and the ’80s, like Halloween and Friday the 13th series for example. There’s even a lone survivor left to tell the tale.
Talking is one of five activities you can incorporate into your daily routine to help your child get ready to read.