October 10, 2014

Farm animal fun at Yates Community Center

This week at Play & Learn we read and sang a board book version of the classic Old MacDonald Had a Farm. Singing the song after reading the book gave children the opportunity to direct the group by naming the next animal and the sound it makes.
Those farm animals got hungry after playing for a while. So, we pretended to feed them a bit of deer corn.
The playground adjoining the community center made it easy to add some large motor development to our activities.
There are many variations of Old MacDonald available at the library! You might enjoy this book by Jane Cabrera.

Meet us at the Yates Community Center this Tuesday at 9:30AM, if you would like to join in the rhyming, singing, reading, playing fun!

October 2, 2014

What do Jack and Jill, Old Macdonald, and Humpty Dumpty have in common?

These fun rhymes will be part of our next Play & Learn series. Rhymes and songs help children build phonological awareness, a sense of rhythm, and aural discrimination. We'll also incorporate lots of movement as we read, rhyme, sing and play together.

In addition to the beautiful indoor space of the Jean Yates Community Center, you and your child will want to spend some time outside on the play structures suitable for toddlers and older. Please, join us!

September 24, 2014

Lockwood Park Play & Learn

Please join us one more time for Play & Learn at Lockwood Park this Tuesday, September 30, 1:00-2:30pm.

Located at 801 N Olive St, the Lockwood Park Community Center is a stone building with lots of play space inside and an adjacent play structure to enjoy in our slightly cooler fall weather.

September 18, 2014

Fun Ways to Raise Readers

This year Little Read Wagon will offer "Fun Ways to Raise Readers," a series of eight workshops for parents and informal caregivers. The first workshop, "Big Dreams: Getting Kids Ready for Bed and Ready to Read," will be October 1, 6:30-7:45pm at the Johnston Branch Library.

We’ll share ideas with each other and you’ll make a simple learning tool to take home and use with your child. Child care will not be provided. Please register at least three days in advance of each workshop: http://bit.ly/saplfwrr or call (210)207-2531.

Each workshop is based on Every Child Ready to Read, a national early literacy project of the Association for Library Service to Children and the Public Library Association.

View a printable flyer here. View the Little Read Wagon workshop calendar here.

September 16, 2014

It's a Playdough Extravaganza!

Little Read Wagon will be at the  Woodlawn Wi-Fi Room  this morning, 9:30-11:30 with a wild variety of doughs for you and your child to mold and sculpt.

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