Kindergarten Readiness through PLAY
PLAY K is based on the concept “PLAY is a child’s WORK.” Through play, children develop skill in social interaction, improve vocabulary and refine behaviors.
PLAY K participants will enjoy interactive Circle Time, discussing new ideas and new information, learning songs and playing games.
Age-appropriate crafts will help them learn to handle scissors and pencils.
There will be time to play. Each session will conclude with a chance for children and parents to play together with the high-quality, educational toys provided as part of the PLAY K program.
PLAY K is a program developed by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries to assist public libraries in providing quality early learning experiences. The Bloomsburg Public Library is the only library in the Columbia-Montour area offering this program.
We plan PLAY K programs in weekly hour-long sessions. Each session features programs on different themes, designed for children age 4 ½ to 6 who will be entering kindergarten during the next school year. In addition, take-home materials will be provided in a Parent Information Station.
A parent or caregiver will be expected to stay in the building and to participate in the play sessions following Circle Time.