KPL Hosts Workshops Designed for Toddlers and Their Caregivers

Aug 14, 2014 03:41:03 PM

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Kalamazoo, MI –

Kalamazoo Public Library announces two new 1,2,3 Play With Me, A Parent/Child Workshop for the fall! Spend time together, play, make friends and talk one-on-one with specialists on child development during this enjoyable, five-week workshop. These workshops are designed for children ages 1-3 years and their parents and caregivers. Siblings may attend with a registered toddler.

Session 1 
Date: Wednesdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24 & October 1
Time: 10:30 – 11:45 am
Location: Central Library: 315 S Rose Street

Session 2
Date: Mondays, September 15, 22, 29 & October 6, 13
Time: 10:30 – 11:45 am
Location: Oshtemo Branch Library: 7265 W Main

Registration is required: Please call 269-553-7804 to register.

1,2,3 Play With Me: A Parent/Child Workshop is part of Kalamazoo Public Library’s commitment to being a Family Place Library. A Family Place Library expands on the traditional role of children’s services, and builds on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parental involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in young children’s growth and development.  Family Place Libraries™ is a network of children’s librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. The Family Place Libraries network currently includes more than 300 sites in 23 states and continues to grow. More information can be found at http://www.familyplacelibraries.org/.

To view how a Parent/Child Workshop help grow toddler’s brains while teaching parents and caregivers the vital importance of play for their child’s healthy development, click here.

Family Place Libraries are committed to developing a family-centered approach to library services. Kalamazoo Public Library was recently selected to join more than 300 libraries in 23 states, which are committed to serving families with children from birth to age 5. Funding is provided in part by a special Family Place grant through the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

For more information about 1,2,3 Play With Me and Family Place Libraries, visit www.kpl.gov/familyplace.

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