Read! Build! Play!
Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 2:48pm
Come join us every Friday in May from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for DUPLO playtime!
PLAY is one of the five activities identified as important to building early literacy skills by the Association of Library Services to Children. Through play, children can strengthen their imagination, creativity, storytelling and narrative skills, and fine motor skills -- all elements that are crucial to becoming strong readers and writers!
So please join us in the Children’s Room for DUPLO playtime! The blocks are safe for children of all ages. We will provide the blocks, a place to play, and a selection of books to take with you when you go.
Early Literacy Suggestions:
- Play with your child: Playing together will strengthen the bond between child and caregiver.
- Ask your child questions as they play. For example: “What are you building?” “What colors are you using?”
- Encourage storytelling by asking narrative questions. For example: If the child builds an animal you might ask: “What is your animal’s name?” “What is your animal doing?” “What does your animal like to eat?” or “What will he do next? Why?”
- Build comprehension skills by starting with one of our recommended books, and then asking the child to build something from the story!
This program is a product of a partnership between the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and LEGO.