Come play with us! We've joined the Family Place Libraries network. Families and caregivers of children age six and under will enjoy new experiences at Wichita Public Library. While people know and love our storytimes, we're adding new programs and services specifically for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, parents and caregivers.
The first three years of life are the most important. They build connections and skills that set the stage for learning when children enter school. We're providing special space, new resources, and educational opportunities to help parents and caregivers connect, discover, learn and thrive with their child.
Located inside the Children's Pavilion at the Advanced Learning Library, Wichita Public Library's Family Place is a community destination providing:
The signature program of the Family Place initiative is a multi-week workshop for toddlers and their parents/caregivers. This fun, informal, play-based program provides a rich environment of toys, books, and art activities. Families have the opportunity to spend time together, make new friends, and talk one-on-one with a different community resource professional concerning their child's development each week. You can find a schedule of upcoming workshops and sign up for them in our online calendar.
When you talk, read, and sing with your child – even before she can use words – you're building her brain and helping to prepare her for success in school and in life.
But it may not always be easy to talk to babies, especially when they can't talk back. To help, we've pulled fun tips and resources grounded in the best science, to help you talk, read, and sing with your child every day.
Cuando habla, lee y canta con su niño, hasta antes de que pueda usar las palabras, usted desarrolla su cerebro y ayuda a prepararlo para el éxito en la escuela y la vida.
Sin embargo, no siempre es fácil hablar con los bebés, en especial cuando ellos no pueden responder. Como ayuda, hemos reunido algunos consejos divertidos y recursos basados en la mejor ciencia, para ayudarle a hablar, leer y cantar con su niño cada día.