Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Inspiring Imaginative Play in Your Library

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”- Fred Rogers

The following 4 Wisconsin public libraries received mini-grants to establish or enhance an early literacy activity area. Here is how they developed interactive areas that help kids and grown-ups play and learn together. 

A puppet theater encourages children and caregivers to invent narratives at the Brown County Library

A play kitchen invites children to narrate cooking sequences at the Oxford Public Library

There's a whole lot of vocabulary in store at this grocery play area at the Horicon Public Library

This shape-sorting vehicle at the Lester Public Library of Arpin inspires conversations between caregivers and children.