Friday, December 28, 2012

Read, Build, Play with DUPLOs

Does your young child love to build with LEGO DUPLOs? What if we told you research indicates that playing with these toys in combination with reading and targeted discussion develops and reinforces early literacy skills?

Great news!? Come and join our Read, Build, Play program, a one-of-a-kind Early Literacy experience that combines reading and building with LEGO DUPLO bricks. The first one is scheduled for Monday, January 14, 6:30-7:00pm. This program is for ages 3-6 years and requires a parent and child to work together during the storytime.

Children and parents will work as a team to read a story and build with the DUPLOs according to the story. As the story is read, we will ask questions that encourage critical thinking skills and parent-child interaction. A variety of songs and activities will be used to extend the story and encourage children to follow directions and build together.

Adding play to storytime has been shown to help develop and reinforce early literacy skills. Play is essential to early learning as it allows children to express themselves verbally and make a stronger connection to letters, words, language, and story, paving the way for future reading skills.

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