No Cost Early Learning Environments in Libraries
September 27, 2018 – The “Library Early Learning Environments” Issue
Is it possible to create a functional, healthy learning environment for young children and their families in a library, museum, or other public space at no cost?
At Queens Library we tried it and it is working!
Along with Queens Library branch managers and children’s librarians, we analyzed the needs of young patrons and caregivers. Based on our results, we’ve worked on defining and understanding learning and play as adults to adapt each branch children’s room to serve the Queens Library audience best.
During dynamic and active PD sessions and one-on-one site consultancies, we agreed that movement, imagination, self-awareness, physical confidence, sensory agency, pre-literacy, relationship with adults, and social-emotional skills are the core of healthy development in early childhood even in libraries.
Now, at Queens Library, play is learning through discovery and learning comes from the children. Adults need to be aware of every aspect of play to assist the children as they deserve.
Enjoy the Queens Library Case Study:
“No Cost Learning Environments for Young Children in Libraries!”
Talk soon! Tommaso
Embodied Learning at the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)Webinar:
Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Spaces & Behavior ManagementMore details in the upcoming newsletter.
A life without a swing is a misunderstanding.