Posts in “early-literacy” (164)

By Becky Friedman and Ann Pearson Summer officially began on Monday, June 20th, but the Free Library’s Summer Reading Program has already been in full swing! We kicked off our Summer of… continue reading

By Ann P.   June 24, 2016   

It's never too early in a child's life to sign up for Summer Reading ! But how can babies, toddlers, and preschoolers participate in Summer Reading, when they can't even read yet?… continue reading

By Sarah S.   June 22, 2016   

How do you celebrate summer? Be sure to join us at the Free Library for Summer Reading ! Kids of all ages can visit their local neighborhood library beginning on Monday, June 13 to earn… continue reading

By Sarah S.   June 7, 2016   

The sun is out and it's time once again for Summer Reading ! Not only is this month's Early Literacy calendar full of fun suggestions that parents and caregivers can engage in with their… continue reading

By Peter SM   June 1, 2016   

The Free Library’s Summer Reading Program begins Monday, June 13 ! Neighborhood libraries will offer programs and activities for all ages, as well as Bingo with a literacy twist for… continue reading

By Ann P.   May 25, 2016    4

What better way to kick off Children's Book Week than with a new Early Literacy calendar from Free Library? This month's calendar and links, compiled by Free Library of Philadelphia's… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 2, 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

By Carrie K.   April 29, 2016   

Spring is unfortunately not quite in the air yet in Philadelphia : ( In the meantime, let's watch the video below with easy to read and listen to sentences as well as stunning springtime… continue reading

By Peter SM   April 4, 2016   

Hello March! The month has come in like a lion so far, but will it go out like lamb? Ever wonder where that saying originated from or what it actually means? Take it away puppets! No matter what… continue reading

By Peter SM   March 4, 2016    1

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

By Carrie K.   February 22, 2016   

You’re never too young to enjoy a good book. Although babies are still developing their coordination, eyesight, and language comprehension, giving them books to play with and explore is a… continue reading

By Sarah S.   February 5, 2016    1

It feels like it was just Groundhog Day this exact same time last year! ; P  As of this morning, warm weather lies ahead for us all as Punxsutawney Phil prognosticated an early Spring . No… continue reading

By Peter SM   February 2, 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

By Sarah S.   January 22, 2016   

StoryUP is an interactive storytelling program for all kids, from preschoolers to teens. Children get to write their own stories, pick the settings and characters, and help act out some… continue reading

By Elizabeth K.   January 15, 2016   

Hanukkah , Winter Solstice , Christmas , Kwanzaa , and New Years are all up on the horizon, with many chances to spend quality time with family and friends. What better way to engage with the… continue reading

By Sarah S.   December 3, 2015   

As if right on cue, as soon as the calendar page flipped to October this morning, we felt a crisp autumn air gust through the Free Library! Traditional and unique holidays this month include World… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 1, 2015   

Are you an educator or a parent? Would you like to find out how you can infuse fun, interactive literacy activities into every day with your children? Then Bringing Literacy to Life is for you!… continue reading

By Sarah S.   October 1, 2015   

The Free Library's mission is to "advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity," and few of our digital resources hit that mark as squarly as Tumblebooks.… continue reading

By Jamie W.   September 30, 2015   

We hope you've all been having a great summer! At least we know you have been reading, as we just wrapped up another wonder-filled Summer Reading season . We've also added another… continue reading

By Sarah S.   September 3, 2015   

Going to school is an exciting, nerve-wracking experience—whether it’s your first day of Kindergarten or you’re a wise, experienced third grader. Either way, having good… continue reading

By Sarah S.   September 1, 2015