Little Ones Rock Little Free Library Trio Celebrates Year #1
We are delighted that our Little Ones Rock Little Free Library (LFL) Trio is celebrating its FIRST anniversary!
Take Your Parents to the Playground 2017
The dedication of the LFLs during our Take Your Parents to the Playground event combined two important family activities, playing and reading.
A year later, it appears we are right!
We are fortunate to live in a community where neighborhood parks continue to thrive. Our LFLs at Winthrop Park’s playground is ideal as the park and the playground are enjoyed by children and adults of all ages from the entire community.
Why a Little Free Library?
Because language development is the foundation for literacy and learning, a stronger language foundation culminates with increased success at school and in academics. The connection is undeniable.
The Community and the LFLs
Beginning six weeks after the dedication of the LFLs, it became clear that the community was eager to sustain the libraries by sharing books. As the stewards, we continue to monitor and share books to keep all three libraries filled with a variety of books.
Celebrating #1 Year!
By our estimate the books shared and borrowed exceeds 2,000 and surely could be more!
While we have been celebrating since the dedication, you can expect more now that it’s our first anniversary!
Starting with May, which is Better Hearing and Speech Month and includes Take Your Parents to the Playground Day, we added bookmarks, blank books for young authors to create their story and illustrations, and of course, our hand-painted rocks with positive messages, Little Ones Rock Be Rocks from A to Z . Be on the look out for more to come this summer!
This summer, we continue to focus on Language, Literacy & Learning with family reading ideas. Watch for our book suggestions, activities that include reading throughout your day, and the benefits of family reading.
What Can Parents Do?
Continue to let your children ‘take you to the playground’ engage in play with them at the park, on the playground, and at home. And, read with your children, to your children, alongside your children!
We have joined the Read Aloud organization and support there mission to have family’s Read Aloud 15 minutes. Every child. Every parent. Every day.
NEWS Featuring the LFLs
Read the article published in the Tallahassee Democrat sharing our Take Your Parents to the Playground event where we highlighted family reading, dedicated our Little Free Library trio, and learned about the importance of play.
Are You Concerned About Your Child?
If you are concerned about your child’s speech, language (understanding, speaking, reading, or writing), contact as ASHA* certified, licensed Speech-Language Pathologist experienced in your area(s) of concern.
We are available to answer your questions, so please contact us.
*American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)