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Early Learning - WRITE & PLAY

This final post of the early learning series will highlight two prereading skills:  Write and Play 

Play is the work of children. They develop early writing skills by drawing and scribbling.

EARLY LEARNING TIPS

EARLY LEARNING ACTIVITIES

  • Let your child drop small items such as buttons and leaves into a glass (or bucket) of water. Observe, do they sink or float?
  • Hide objects or pictures around the house, then give your child a word and send her on a rhyming scavenger hunt.
  • Form green balls and yellow balls with play dough. Help your child make a patterned caterpillar body. Green, yellow, green...
  • Give your child bowls and a wooden spoon to “make dinner” as you’re making dinner.
  • Choose a letter. Ask your child to find as many objects as they can that start with that letter.
  • Play restaurant with your child using recycled containers and leaves for “food.”
  • Put together a puzzle together as a family.

 

Communty Partner Spotlight
Bananas Bunch 

BANANAS offers monthly workshops, classes, and support groups to help parents approach the child care selection process, improve their parenting skills, and learn new coping tactics for a range of issues.

Maker March 2020

Your Oakland Public Library empowers all people to explore, connect, and grow.

This March our adult programming focuses on Women's History, the Teens celebrate Maker Month and Children's Services highlights our build, make, play programs.

Explore our collection of craft books (745.5) 

Connect with others at these maker programs:

  • Wed March 4 Art Explorers 4pm @ Elmhurst

  • Fri March 6 Lego Mania 3:30pm @ Dimond
  • Wed March 11 Construction Zone 4pm @ Elmhurst
  • Thus March 12 Lego Mania 3pm @ Main Library Childrens' Room
  • Sun March 15 Mixed Media Workshop 1:30pm @ Main Library Childrens' Room
  • Wed March 18 Family STEAM Night 6pm @ Main Library Childrens' Room (reservations required 510-238-3615)
  • Fri March 20 Lego Club 3pm @ Lakeview
  • Sat March 21 Play Well TEKnologies 12pm @ Lakeview
  • Sat March 21 Shrinky Dinks 3pm @ Dimond
  • Wed March 25 Women's History Month Craft 3:30pm @ Dimond

Grow your skillset at these weekly programs:

Tuesdays 

  • 4pm @ West Oakland - Afterschool Art with MOCHA

Wednesdays

  • 2:30pm @ Montclair -  Build.Make.Play.
  • 2:30pm @ Main Library Children's Room - Art with Alejandra & Friends
  • 3pm @  Eastmont - Crafternoon

Thursdays

  • 3:30pm @ Lakeview - All Knit

Saturdays

  • 11am @ Temescal - Kids Craft