an early literacy newsletter from Coos Bay Public Library
Farewell, Library Friends
Since 2013, I have been honored to be your Youth Services Librarian. The last eight years have been such a beautiful and fulfilling season for me, and it's all thanks to you-- Coos Bay library patrons. As I embark on a new adventure, I know I will be a better teacher, mother, community member, and friend because of what I have learned here with you. From my sweet Mother Goose babies to my creative LEGO engineers, and all you amazing parents-- I will miss you!
Summer Reading June 14 - August 18
New Extended Hours
Build Skills Every Day
Little interactions every day can add up to a BIG foundation for learning.
- Talk: New routines can sometimes be accompanied by big feelings! Give your child's vocabulary a boost by recognizing and naming these emotions and talking about appropriate ways to handle them.
- Sing: Do you sing lullabies at bedtime? Yes? Challenge yourself to learn a new one! No? Start simple with "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star".
- Read: If your child is too wiggly to sit and listen to a book, integrate board books into play time. Talk about what you see on the cover as you stack them up or roll toys across them!
- Write: Put shaving cream or whipped cream in zip lock bag. Squeeze as much air out as you can and place it flat on a table top. (You might want to tape it shut!) Demonstrate how your child can "write" letters or shapes in the cream.
- Play: Play catch outside with a soft ball. If your child is too young for throwing and catching, roll the ball instead. What a fun way to develop hand-eye coordination!