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Author Grabarek, Kristin, author

Title Early learning through play : library programming for diverse communities / Kristin Grabarek and Mary R. Lanni
Published Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 168 pages)
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction -- What is early learning? -- Public library's role in early learning -- Every child ready to read (ECRR1 and ECRR2) @ your library -- About us -- Learning through play -- How play supports the rest of ECRR2 -- Participants in a traditional storytime -- In defense of storytimes -- A play-based learning alternative -- In summary -- Chapter 2. Creating an early learning program series -- Original creation of play-based early learning programs -- Little University: a note on Kristin's library community -- Family literacy: a note on Mary's library community -- Considerations for creating play-based programs in your library -- Cultural awareness -- Marketing -- Word of mouth -- Print collateral -- Following up -- Scheduling -- Building a core group of participants -- How to structure the program series -- How the program supports social-emotional skills -- The importance of learning together -- Last note -- In summary -- Your to-do list -- Chapter 3. Implementing the program series with a budget -- The conundrum of free things -- Your program series reflects your community -- How to approach community partners -- Developing programs with community partners -- Movement programs -- STEM programs -- Art programs -- Health and nutrition programs -- Wellness programs -- In summary -- Your to-do list -- Chapter 4. Early learning programs for tiny or nonexistent budgets -- Tiny budgets as an opportunity -- DIY programming examples and resources -- Movement programs -- Art and craft programs -- Community programs and destination storytimes -- STEM programs -- Wellness programs -- Language and cultural programs -- In summary -- Your to-do list -- Chapter 5. Conclusion -- Where we are now -- Maintaining relevance -- What to do next? -- Looking ahead: how to continue building your program -- In summary
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 08, 2019)
Subject Activity programs in education -- United States.
Children's libraries -- Activity programs -- United States.
Libraries and community -- United States.
Libraries and minorities -- United States.
Play -- Psychological aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Lanni, Mary R., author
LC no. 2019008303
ISBN 1440865833 (electronic book)
9781440865831 (electronic book)
(paperback) (acid-free paper)