Posts in “early-literacy” (174)

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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 Great Books for Babies

By written 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 February 2016 Early Literacy Calendar

By written 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 Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative Enters Its Second Year!

By written 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 StoryUP: Tell a Story, Act a Story, Write a Story

By written 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 December 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written 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 October 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written 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 Bringing Literacy to Life – Professional Development Workshops at the Library!

By written 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 Featured Resource: Tumblebooks

By written 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 September 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written 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 3 Great Books to Read Before Starting School

By written by Sarah S.    September 1, 2015   

As you get in gear for the new school year, know that the Free Library has your back! We, too, are gearing up for the homework, projects, and papers the school year brings—not to boost our… continue reading Heading Back to School in a Library State of Mind

By written by Julie B.    August 31, 2015   

Whew! Hot enough for ya? Why not stop in at your local neighborhood library for one of our many  Children’s Events and Activities ? Or maybe add another book to your Summer Reading… continue reading August 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    August 4, 2015   

We hope you're having a great summer so far! At the Free Library, we have been enjoying all the fun activities that are part of our Summer of Wonder 2015 Summer Reading program. To celebrate… continue reading July 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    July 2, 2015   

Need another place to find book reviews for great new children’s books? Well, good news! The Free Library of Philadelphia has an exciting new feature in The Notebook , the newspaper for… continue reading Children's Book Reviews now in The Notebook!

By written by Sarah S.    June 9, 2015   

The unofficial start of summer is under way and the next few months feature the promise of warm weather, outdoor activities, and time spent with family and friends. Good thing you can download… continue reading June 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    June 1, 2015   

Walk outside, take a deep breath, and feel the warm sunshine on your face—Spring is in full swing! The month of May is full of fun little holidays that you can celebrate with the children in… continue reading May 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    May 4, 2015   

We’re taking a break from our normal book reviews to look at our historical collections at the Free Library. The Children’s Literature Research Collection (CLRC) houses premier… continue reading Aliki's My Five Senses

By written by Sarah S.    April 30, 2015    3

Spring has finally sprung, so what better way to celebrate the end of winter and the refreshing shot of warm weather than with a new Early Literacy calendar! Today marks International… continue reading April 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    April 2, 2015   

What better way to kick off March then celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday? Today marks the 111th birthday of the legendary children's author, as well as National Read Across America Day .… continue reading March 2015 Early Literacy Calendar

By written by Sarah S.    March 2, 2015   

Happy Women's History Month! Anyone who has any contact with children is aware of the incredible popularity of Disney’s Frozen . One of the movie’s appeals is the strong female… continue reading Great Books for Strong Girls

By written by Sarah S.    February 26, 2015    1