Posts in “words-at-play” (10)

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November 14 is Young Readers Day, and while we believe that every day should be spent celebrating and encouraging our city’s littlest learners, we’re happy to take this opportunity to… continue reading Happy Young Readers Day!

By written by Kate C.    November 14, 2017   

Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative community partners are making big news! Jasmond "Jazz" Schoolfield, owner of Creative Image Unisex Salon on Cecil B. Moore Ave., is featured on the… continue reading Words at Play Gets National Recognition!

By written by Carrie K.    March 22, 2017    2

The City of Philadelphia has announced that it is expanding free, quality pre-K for 6,500 three- and four-year-olds over the next five years, with the first 2,000 seats available now! Families… continue reading Quality Pre-K Is Expanding In Philadelphia!

By written by Kate C.    December 9, 2016    2

What do Philadelphia and Ypsilanti, Michigan have in common? Both cities have barbershops that are giving discounts to children who read to the barber during their haircut appointment.… continue reading Words at Play Community Partners Are Doing Great Things!

By written by Carrie K.    November 22, 2016   

The PNC Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative kicked off the fall season with a Block Party at Widener Library this past weekend, where we were joined by Daniel Tiger from WHYY to greet a few… continue reading Friends and Neighbors Come Together for the Words at Play Fall Block Party

By written by Carrie K.    September 28, 2016   

The PNC Words at Play August Play Party series has started at The Advocate Center , located at 18th and Diamond streets. During the first session, families read The Listening Walk , made Listening… continue reading Family Fun Trips, Book Nooks, and Play Parties—Oh My!

By written by Carrie K.    August 16, 2016   

On June 25, Free Library staff from the PNC Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative presented a session outlining the program at the American Library Association ’s (ALA) Annual Conference in… continue reading Words at Play Takes Orlando!

By written by Carrie K.    July 1, 2016   

April has been a busy month for the Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative ! Words at Play staff presented to early childhood educators at a regional conference for the Delaware Valley Association… continue reading April Showers Bring Words at Play Book Nooks!

By written by Carrie K.    April 29, 2016   

The PNC-funded Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative is into its second year of providing parents with the tools needed to increase their child’s vocabulary. Children from birth to age five… continue reading Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative Brings STEAM to the Widener Neighborhood Library!

By written by Carrie K.    February 22, 2016   

We are happy to announce that the Words at Play Vocabulary Inititative is entering its second year! This PNC-funded program is a fun, family-focused series of programs in the North Philadelphia… continue reading Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative Enters Its Second Year!

By written by Sarah S.    January 22, 2016