With a growing understanding of the importance of early learning, there is an increased demand for caring, passionate, qualified professionals to work with our youngest learners in early childhood centers. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Early Learning BLAST Specialists strive to provide what these educators need in the field of early literacy by offering professional development opportunities.
We are the Library’s BLAST outreach team. BLAST stands for Bringing Libraries and Schools Together. Do you know who’s who on the BLAST team? Read on to find out.
You are your child’s first and most important teacher. The Library is ready to support you as you help your child get ready for school!
Blow bubbles with the Carnegie Library at two exciting events this spring! Read on to learn more about these events and the benefits of bubble play.
So your child had a visit from the local CLP Children’s Specialist. What does that mean?
Reading to your little one is a wonderful way to spend some special time with him or her, but it is also an opportunity to teach your toddler a little more about things they experience in life every day, including what “angry” feels like, how to cope with disappointment or why it’s worthwhile to share with a friend.
When it comes to those five early literacy skills, the term “writing” can be misleading, especially in the context of infants and babies. Read on to learn more about encouraging this early learning skill.
It’s never too early to start reading to your baby, and we hope that the Best Books for Babies booklist in combination with future Baby Book Showers will continue to inspire caregivers to share books with their babies.
Narrative skills is the ability to describe things, talk about events and tell stories. A very useful (and entertaining) way to encourage the development and use of narrative skills is through the use of wordless picture books.
April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate with your young child!