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Play Time is Thinking Time for Children

Create a space for further exploration that engages and inspires young minds, encouraging literacy development.

Play Time is Thinking Time for Children

Create a space for further exploration that engages and inspires young minds, encouraging literacy development.

10 Tips for a Successful Early Literacy Space

  1. Play is a pathway to learning; provide a variety of experiences that encourage individual exploration as well as group play
  2. Engage all the senses in learning using interactive panels, learning walls, flannel boards and puppet theaters and stages
  3. Active minds and mobile bodies require open floor space for their explorations
  4. Scale all furnishings appropriately including your shelving and tables
  5. Include floor cushions and other low to the ground soft seating for storytime and programs
  6. Display picture books and board books in floor-level, face-out browsers
  7. Strategically place carpets for safety of children who are crawling and learning to walk
  8. Include engaging posters, artwork and other visually appealing items in the space
  9. Caregivers are always near-by, so be sure to include comfortable seating and a parent resource center within the space
  10. Make this space technology-friendly for adults and children

Ideas & Inspiration

Equip yourself with the core knowledge and materials you need to make storytime meaningful and to model effective early literacy techniques to parents and caregivers!

The Very Ready Reader Program

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