Among the most significant services public libraries provide are toddler and preschool programs that expose very young children to stories, song, movement and social interaction. These activities support early brain development , help prepare them to learn to read, and help ensure that when they begin kindergarten they are ready to learn. Through these programs libraries also help parents’ learn to be their child’s first teacher.
Here are just a few early learning resources.
Ele – Early Learning Environment – The Fred Rogers Center has created this incredible collection of web-based learning activities for parents to use with their very young children and to educate themselves about how to assist their child’s learning.
Librarian-Selected Apps for Early Literacy IPad Kits – Those wonderful folks at the Darien Library (Darien, CT) have put together this list of iPad apps, along with a rich collection of early leaning resources.
Birth to Six – Multnomah County Library – The Multnomah folks offer extensive information about brain development and early learning and resources about early learning and along with links to an extensive array of resources.