Two phases: magnet board, grant. Goal: to create active learning environments.
Active learning environments, school readiness info, PLA ECRR and MMSR linking play to school readiness
Background on MMSR. How playing links symbols to concrete objects. Mention other domains.
Special opportunity for librarians to reach stay-at-home parents and model early literacy skills.
How are your children’s spaces being used now? Difference between chaotic play and purposeful play. What are some ways to redirect that energy?
Noise, Running, Writing in Books, Using books/ materials as toys, Fighting/ HorseplayParents on computers?
Talk about ways to redirect chaotic play into purposeful play. Problems equalOpportunity for Play
• Children become more involved in sustained literacyplay when objects are clustered together to createschema or meaning network.• Studies show that smaller, well defined niches andnooks seem to encourage greater languageexperiences and collaboration with peers and adults.Let them discuss ways to rearrange their space.
What concerns do you have about creating opportunities for play in the library?
Brainstorm issues. Brainstorm solutions.
Read, play, thrive! worc presentation
Read, Play, Thrive ! Or How You Will Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Early Literacy Centers
PURPOSEFUL PLAY PREPARESPRESCHOOLERS TO PARTICIPATE PRECOCIOUSLY
“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” -Maria Montessori“Play is the highest form of research.” -Albert Einstein
Why Play in Libraries? • Children learn through play • Play in libraries fosters a love of libraries • Play in libraries supports early literacy • Creating opportunities for purposeful play in the library can lead to better behavior
PlayingPlaying helps children put thoughtsinto words and think symbolicallyso they understand that spokenand written words can stand forreal objects and experiences.
Maryland Model for School Readiness Language and Literacy Standards • Vocabulary • Concepts of Print • Comprehension • Letter/Sound Relationships • Phonemic Awareness