Parents of children under five can take advantage of Rock Island Library early learning programs designed to help children be ready to read and learn in 2017.
Parents of children under five can take advantage of early learning programs designed to help their children be ready to read and learn in 2017.
2017 kicks off with Play and Grow for ages three and under and their caregivers. Play and Grow is offered at 10:30 am on Tuesday, January 3 at the Rock Island 30/31 Branch, Wednesday, January 4 at the Rock Island Southwest Branch, and Friday, January 6 at the Rock Island Main Library. Activities follow the Every Child Ready to Read Talk, Sing, Play, Read and Write learning model to support the learning and developmental needs of young children. The structured play group meets on the first week of each month, and is free.
In the second week of January, Rock Island Library offers "Toddler Tales" weekly story times for ages five and under. Toddler Tales are offered at 10:30 am on Tuesdays, January 10 to 31 at the 30/31 Branch, Wednesdays, January 11 to 25 at the Southwest Branch, and Fridays, January 13 to 27, at the Main Library. Each Toddler Tale event features several stories on a central theme, music, movement, and a craft. Storytime themes in January include:
Toddler Tale story times are free and do not require registration.