Check out the Library of Things page for new Play-based Learning Toys available to borrow from NHSL
The following were prepared as a collaboration between the University of New Hampshire Practice-based Coaching Team and Southern New Hampshire Services. Flyers are supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDG B-5), Grant Number 90TP0060, from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant aims to understand the State’s early childhood system and to create a plan to improve outcomes for children, families, schools and communities throughout New Hampshire.
Xanthi and Meredith from the Children's Museum of New Hampshire talked about play-based learning and all the great resources from CMNH during the Together Tuesday Talk in April. https://childrens-museum.org/outreach/online-learning-fun/play-based-learning
In 2021 NH joins 12 other states in Year 2 of the The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM), in collaboration with the Pacific Library Partnership (PLP) and the California State Library (CSL), in a train-the-trainer program to equip librarians with the resources to help families and children ages 0-8 prepare for success in school and in life.
The Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit is a set of free, online research-backed school readiness activities and resources designed to provide librarians with strategies and downloadable content for caregivers to prepare children for school.
WHY This Aligns With Early Learning in New Hampshire:
This research based program aligns with NH's play-based model of learning for Kindergarten adopted in 2018.
This training was offered free of charge through a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as a part of a broader effort to disseminate the toolkit nationally. The toolkit was developed by the Bay Area Discovery Museum in collaboration with the California State Library and the Pacific Library Partnership. Find the toolkit here: https://bayareadiscoverymuseum.org/resources/educator-resources/library-toolkit
Mind in the Making (MITM) is a program based on seven Essential Life skills:
Social, emotional and cognitive learning are a necessary part of all of these skills. Found on the website, Learning Modules, Skill-Building Opportunities and Book Tips provide professionals and caregivers with many resources.
Bring Vroom to Your Community. Free easy-to-use learning tips for children 5 and under.
Keene Public Library
For more information contact:
Supplies resource: https://kodokids.com/
Learn more about Playwork and how to increase inclusion in library programs. You will pick up activity ideas and coaching with experienced librarians on conducting Playwork sessions and library programming that is inclusive of a broad spectrum of abilities and development.
Montana Rindahl, Librarian at the Mammen Family Public Library
Jill Wood, Librarian at the Parish School and Director of Bayou City Play
Joel Bangilan, Librarian at the Holocaust Museum Houston
CLICK HERE for the recording and handouts
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the New Hampshire State Library.