Nature is a giant classroom filled with endless possibilities. If you’re looking for ways to inspire an appreciation for the environment while having a good time, check out these fun resources!
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.
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.
In Andrea Davis Pinkney’s new book, A Poem for Peter, the author beautifully depicts in verse the life of Ezra Jack Keats and the creation of his most famous character, Peter.
Confession time: I have recently become obsessed with bullet journals. It’s an organization system that takes the idea of keeping a planner, a myriad of Post-It to-do lists, and a journal and then throws them into a blender. You can keep all of that stuff tied together in one handy, non-digital notebook, hopefully with the result of being super productive.
Along with the other early learning activities–singing, writing, reading and talking, playing helps children build early literacy skills and is the foundation for school readiness.
Exploring the world is not only natural for young children, but also essential. And fostering a sense of respect and appreciation for nature when children are young, is key to keeping this world healthy and happy.
Celebrate letter knowledge by checking out the annual Alphabet Trail and Tales event in Frick Park on Saturday, September 10th.
Biking is a fun activity that keeps the whole family healthy! Celebrate BikeFest with BikePGH and check out these great books for young cyclists.
Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday and the release of the new book at CLP – Squirrel Hill. Get sorted, explore Hogwart’s classes and let the wand choose you!