Creating Library Spaces for Very Young Children
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Is your library a sea of strollers and every story time program filled to capacity? If so, your community may be experiencing a population explosion!
Creating special spaces in libraries to encourage discovery, imagination, play and learning in a safe and stimulating environment is an exciting and challenging project. But have you asked yourself:
- Where does this happen in my library?
- Am I ready to host programs ranging from baby story times to school readiness that require developmentally sequenced environments and resources?
- How do young children's motor skills impact space design?
- How do I promote play in my library?
In this webinar, participants will:
- Learn how to create safe and stimulating spaces for tiny tot, toddlers and preschool children;
- Share tips from children's spaces that promote parental involvement and healthy childhood development;
- Borrow the best from children's museums and discovery zones;
- Discover the practicalities, pitfalls and messiness of creating spaces for the very young.
Libraries involved with the Early Learning with Families (ELF) initiative of the California State Library will find this webinar of particular interest.
Webinars are free of charge and registration is only done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required.
Speaker: Linda Demmers
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