There is so much information out there, and sometimes it’s not clear if the source is trustworthy and unbiased. This can be confusing for kids, too. Helping them to understand and evaluate what they see and hear will get them on the right track for the future. It will also help them with school assignments where they may have to do research. Here are some tips to help kids develop media literacy.
The Pittsburgh Ready project links the Library with five childcare providers to share robust early literacy resources. I began working on this project in July, 2020, but the project began in person in Fall 2019. At the height of the pandemic, it was a joy to become involved in work that got as close to Library […]
Whether you’re looking for kid-friendly ideas about how to connect virtually, high-quality materials that spark social experiences, or just looking to learn more about the importance of social connection, the Library has you covered.
Not only do these families share a talent for writing and illustrating, they also show that creating books is a great way to come together with loved ones. Collaboration is a common thread among all of these family stories. Celebrate Black History Month by reading some of their awesome books with your child. Maybe you’ll even create your own story together!
The act of sharing stories featuring Black characters results in positive racial identity and joy. When Black children see themselves in stories, they can see themselves as important and can experience a sense of belonging.
Check out some of the local children’s authors who’ve graced Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s shelves over the years.
On Monday, February 1, 2021, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is opening its virtual doors to the international storyteller, Donna Washington!
What makes a book high quality? How do you choose the best titles to read with kids? Here are some tips to help you select great books for your preschoolers, and kids of any age!
There’s more to playing than meets the eye. It burns off energy and strengthens muscles and critical thinking skills. It promotes literacy by creating connections with words and print. And, especially in these unpredictable times, it helps kids to make sense of both unexpected events and everyday life.
*This Virtual Conference concluded in February, 2021 and registration links have been removed from this page. Read on to see information about the sessions offered. We hope to see you are future events!* Young children need rich early literacy activities and interactions to be ready to read when they enter school. Educators and caregivers play […]