Imagination, creativity and expression are key elements in letting a child grow and prosper in life. Literacy is an essential building block in life that can easily incorporate those expressive components important to childhood. We’ve incorporated these important ideas into early childhood classrooms, playgrounds and activities — which often transfers into the homes – but beyond those two places, exploration for young children can be limited.
Bettendorf Public Library (BPL) has made it their mission to ensure that even in the world outside the classroom–the home or the playground–a child can continue to explore, create, dream, grow and prosper through their Child’s Play: Create, Explore and Experience program.
During BPL’s Child’s Play program, children participate in 30 minutes of active imaginative play, where they have an array of options to dress-up, build, create, and more. This activity time is followed by 15 minutes of story time, in which participants read several different types of storybooks, filled with music, rhyme, and cheer!
Child’s Play is recommended for ages 2-6, and takes place on Saturday mornings, from 10AM to 10:45AM. No registration is required. For more information, visit the Bettendorf Public Library website, or contact then at (563) 344-4194.