As fathers we are the windows through which our children see their dreams. When our children look through us, they see the possibility of accomplishing their dreams or overcoming the insurmountable odds that discourage them from dreaming.
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!
Pennsylvania’s One Book, Every Young Child celebrates early literacy during the month of April. Read on to learn more about this important initiative and how you can get involved.
So your child had a visit from the local CLP Children’s Specialist. What does that mean?
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.
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.
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.