Smart Starts: Creating Meaningful Play Programming

Bari Ericson


How many “golden moments” have you had at your library this week?

You know what I mean . . . Dad and Sam discussing how to make their block structure stronger, or Nanny and Emma creating a puppet play intermixing two languages, or Grandma and Parker fitting together puzzle pieces while conversing about words starting with “M.”

How can you create an environment at your library to expand the opportunities for these golden moments? By creating intentional, educational play programming at your library.

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Anne Burke, Ready to Learn: Using Play to Build Literacy Skills in Young Learners (Markham, Ontario: Pembroke, 2010).



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