Kids Rule at OPL.
Oakland History is Black History at Children's Fairyland
Ideas for Family Fun
Read ideas for engaging activities your whole family can do together.
Kids' Reading Lists
Wondering what books to choose for your kids? Try these OPL staff favorites!
New Children's Books
OPL's online resources for kids will get you through any report.
Storytime at OPL
Developing your child's literacy skills
- Respond to what your child says. If your toddler says “truck,” you can say, “We saw a truck today.” You can respond to babbling or even silence.
- Talk in the language most comfortable for you. Babies’ growing brains can easily learn more than one language.
- If you read books about animals, make the animal sounds.
- Let your child play with books. Try making a tower and knocking it down.
- Sing the A-B-C song, nursery rhymes, funny songs or any songs you like.
- Clap to the rhythm.
- Sing songs in any language.
- It’s okay to read just a little bit of a book.
- Try board books. They have hard pages your baby can throw, bite, and hit.
- Your toddler can flip the pages and play with the book.
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