The library’s early literacy center (ELC) play spaces encourage learning through play. ELC space is designed for parents and caregivers to help their young children enter kindergarten ready to succeed.
Children who are playing are actually engaging in many learning activities. When a young learner tells a story, they are practicing their narrative skills. When a young learner balances blocks, they are using critical thinking skills, increasing their attention span and learning math skills like estimation and measurement. When a young learner paints or colors, they are strengthening the muscles that allow them to write their name.
The library’s goal is to provide all families opportunities to be active supporters of their young children’s development.