Are you familiar with our Play As Learning kits and our Little Red Reading Bags? Well, hold onto your socks, because the library now has new kits available for check-out, too! Our Learning Props Game Kits are for preschoolers and kindergartners. The 11 different game kits cover a variety of school-readiness skills such as counting, color recognition and language development. Each bag contains a children’s concept book, fabric game mat, die and game pieces.
We have also added two new themes to our Play As Learning kits: Encouraging Science Play and Encouraging Fine Motor Skills. Remember, all of our kits check out for four weeks to give you plenty of time to explore and discover with your child. Come to the library to check one out or place one on hold today!
April Showers are upon us! I used to love those first cozy rainy days with the kiddos in my day care. And maybe the second. But by the third muddy day, we were a little more crazy than cozy. If you need a new rainy day trick, or a whole new bag, consider picking up a Little Red Reading Bag the next time you are in the library!
There are 12 different themes, and each Little Red Reading Bag contains books, a DVD, a music CD and a couple of awesome toys. Bags also include a skill sheet with suggestions of activities to support early literacy skills. (But don’t tell the kids – they just think it’s fun!)
Let’s say we check out Little Red Reading Bag B: Classic Tales. Inside we find four puppets. Maybe they are the characters from “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”! Let’s turn a table on its side…instant puppet theater! Continue reading
They’re here! Our new Little Red Reading Bags for ages 3-5 are now available for you to take home. You can come to the Columbia Public Library to check out one of these kits, or you can place one on hold in our online catalog. The bags contain books, DVDs, music CDs and toys on twelve different themes, plus a sheet of activities to support children’s early literacy skills. Check one out today!
In early fall, a new version of the Little Red Reading Boxes will be available for check-out. This revamped service will be called Little Red Reading BAGS. We have new themes in the works and will be packing these story time kits with shiny new books and other updated materials!
Beginning June 1, the Little Red Reading Boxes will no longer be available for check-out; this will allow time for the completion of our transition to the Little Red Reading Bags. In the meantime, check out our other kits!