Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Family Playshop

The Family Playshop, also called the Parent/Child Workshop, is a unique program that focuses on a parent and child being together. A parent is a child’s first teacher and the Family Playshop’s emphasis is on parent involvement in a child’s earliest learning experiences. It also encourages parents to make use of the vast amount of library resources available for borrowing. Parents and children ages 1-3 play together in a safe environment at the library.

Each week the Family Playshop focuses on a different theme. A resource professional from various community agencies is on hand to answer parent’s questions about their child. The resource professionals may include specialists in child development, speech, health, nutrition, play, dental hygiene, art, and literacy. The Family Playshops are held at 4 different Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations: East Liberty, Hill District, Homewood, and Woods Run.

Contact these libraries for more information.
Miss Caralee is a Senior Librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's East Liberty branch. She has fun programs and reaches lots of neighborhood kids through her visits to schools, daycares, and headstarts! -- Miss Constance

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