Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another reason why library's should have toys

If you have toys in your library and people ask why, hand them a copy of this article:

Literacy at the Doctor's Office

A great article about how parents can share literacy activities while waiting at the doctor's office!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Building Math Skills

A great idea from PBS KIDS. Build math skills by graphing with those annoying stickers from fruit!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Check Up for Young Readers

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pennsylvania Association of Family Physicians and the Pennsylvania Library Association have formed a collaboration to promote the new statewide program, Checkup for Young Readers. In this program, pediatricians and other health care providers partner with local libraries to encourage parents to share books with their preschoolers.

We'd like to know what your library is doing with this great partnership opportunity. Please comment here to let us know what you and your health partners have been doing. If you have photos, send them to and I will post them here too.
For more information on this great program, please go to Check Up for Young Readers.
We also invite any health care providers to join our blog and post comments about your relationship with your local library and how it benefits your young patients.