early childhood literacy

New Family Learning Space Opens This Saturday

literacyThe North Channel Library will be unveiling our new Family Learning Space this Saturday, October 1st at 11 am. Thanks to generous funding by the North Shore Rotary Club, the North Channel Library Family Learning Space will be an area in our children’s department focused on encouraging early literacy through play. The development of language and literacy skills begins at birth and children develop much of their capacity for learning in the first three years of life. During this time, we can stimulate a young child’s brain not only through reading with them, but also by providing opportunities for unstructured and dramatic play with materials such as blocks, puppets and more.

50 Books Your Child Should Read Before Kindergarten

Reading on a Dodo at Evelyn Meador Branch LibraryWe know, parents, we know. It seems like every time you turn around there's another talking head telling you that your child needs to do this and do that, or else...well...the talking head shudders to think of the dire consequences for your kid's future. Of course, this all plays on your natural fears, and of course, you would do anything to help little Joe or Jolene grow up to be a happy, successful adult, so you play Mozart around the clock even though both you and your child would rather listen to something just a little more funky, you flash flashcards at the breakfast table, you tilt the foot of the bed up 3 degrees so that the blood circulating through that precious little body bathes the pituitary gland. The end result? You're exhausted, your kid is bewildered, and a new talking head is lurking inside the TV waiting to pounce the next time you turn it on.

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