2005 FoML Grant Recipient:
Friends of Skowhegan Public Library (Toddler Time)
Toddler Time is an early literacy and music program for toddlers and
their caregivers, with particular attention to non-traditional library users.
It will collaborate with the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program, Woman,
Work and Community and the Youth and Family Services in the area.
Its three parts are:
- Toddlertime - A bimonthly meeting to develop literacy skills
through music, rhymes, finger plays and creative movement. After story time
each child will receive a free board book to take home. Toddler-safe musical
instruments (i.e. shaker eggs, maracas, tambourines, bells, etc.) will draw
the children into the musical portion of the program.
- Books for Parents - A collection of some of the best books
on early literacy would be placed in the Children's Room, such as:
The Between the Lions Book for Parents, by Linda K. Rath, Louise
First Grade Success: Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Child Learn,
by Amy James
How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD, by Sandra F. Rief
The Happiest Toddler on the Block, by Harvey Karp, Paula Spencer
- Parent-Child Communication Workshop - This
is a practical interactive workshop focused on resolving conflicts and improving
family dynamics. It should appeal to a wide range of parents.
A volunteer with experience teaching the workshop will lead it and the 15
participants will use library copies of a widely acclaimed guidebook:
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, by
Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish.
Contact for More Information: Sherri Vigue,
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