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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Public Libraries to Launch New Early Literacy Program

According to a news release from the Department of Tourism and Culture, families with young children will soon have access to new early literacy programs at their local public libraries, including:
  • starting in January, free Preschool Story Time programs offered weekly at 25 branch libraries across the province. Each week, children aged three to five, along with a parent or caregiver, can visit their library for a 30-minute interactive program, which will include stories, rhymes, music, finger plays, and felt board activities.
  • online multimedia storybooks called Tumblebooks accessible on the PEI Public Library website. These interactive books contain illustrations and stories from hundreds of published books. Children can read the stories aloud by themselves, read along with the narrator, or listen to stories while learning to recognize words and sounds. The Tumblebooks collection also includes games, puzzles, and books for school-aged children.
  • access to Early Literacy Computer Stations at several library branches. These computers are equipped with games that feature popular children’s characters and help children with literacy and numeracy.
For more details, visit the PEI Government website at: http://www.gov.pe.ca/news/getrelease.php3?number=7512

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