So far, not much about 2020 has been predictable. And much of it has been unsettling at best. But one thing that we can count on is that babies keep being born and, even in these extraordinary circumstances, they need the same things: love, nurturing, encouragement—and books! Educators, child development experts, and librarians all agree […]
Preparing children to read and succeed is a big job! Pittsburgh Ready brings together a strong team designed to help young children grow into successful readers.
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!
When we think about STEM nowadays, we tend to picture robots rolling around the children’s space, iPads programmed with entertaining apps, or the newest buzzword in STEM: coding. And while, yes, all of those things do currently have the spotlight in STEM education right now, I’d like to talk about a branch of science that you might not think about as being part of STEM.
Selecting high quality, educational and fun apps is no easy task. These are some of our favorite apps for preschoolers, many of which are completely free!
Librarians can serve as media mentors for families by suggesting apps and media use tools. Very young children learn best from real world interactions, and we give parents the tools they need to connect the learning happening in apps to everyday activities. Here are a few of our favorite apps for little learners, along with tips and activities to support early literacy.
The Best Books for Babies list has been created annually since 2000 by a committee of local librarians, child development experts, and community members. Check out this year’s Best Books for Babies list, and start reading today!
Learning begins at birth! Not only are our Best Books for Babies Baby Book Showers a fantastic way to jump start your child’s education, they are fun, too! Join us Saturday, May 5th at CLP – Hazelwood and Saturday, May 12th at CLP – Allegheny, from 1:30-2:30pm to celebrate this year’s Best Books for Babies!
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.
There are a number of things parents and caregivers can do to support the development of their child’s early literacy skills. Among them are five simple practices: singing, talking, reading, writing, and playing.