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Come Play With Me

Monday, April 1st, 2019
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room

This series of five Come Play With Me workshops, designed for children ages 1- through 3-years and their parents and caregivers, will encourage parents and children to play together, meet other parents, become familiar with the librarian and library resources, and meet local health and human service professionals. It’s an opportunity for parents to learn more about and bond with their children in an informal, interactive setting. The Community Room will be set up with toys and activities including blocks, puzzles, gross motor toys, books, manipulatives, transportation toys, dramatic play, music, and an art or exploration activity. A different local family service professional will be available at each of the workshops along with a variety of books and other resources. 

Come Play With Me is based on research about the connections in the brain that need to be made at this very early age. The workshops emphasize and support learning through play; the role of the parent as a child’s first teacher; facilitate early intervention; and teach strategies that promote healthy child development and literacy. We offer these workshops periodically as a part of our role as a Family Place Library. Family Place Libraries™ are a nationwide network of hundreds of libraries who embrace the fact that literacy begins at birth, and libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. A proven change agent, Family Place Libraries transform libraries into community centers for early literacy & learning, parent education and engagement, family support, and community connectivity, helping to ensure all children enter school ready and able to learn.

Space is limited and registration is required. We request that families attend all five workshops. Register for the series below or by calling 610-828-0441. Please note you are registering for the series, not for individual dates.

Funding for these workshops is made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.


Contact:

Rachel Fecho   rfecho@mclinc.org   610-828-0441 ext.104

Location:

Community Room