Play K – A Home for Me and a Home for You

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/25/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
Somerset County Library - Main

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Playscape 2: A Home for Me and a Home for You. This playscape explores the theme of house and home, including the different kinds of houses that people live in within communities. Toys include a puppet set, a rhyming game and a “House Building Center” to provide opportunities for STEM exploration and play.

About Play K
Somerset County Library has received materials from The Office of Commonwealth Libraries to start a series of Play K programs for children and their adults through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant.  The Play K curriculum allows children entering Kindergarten in the fall to “play Kindergarten” using materials from different “playscapes”. Children will practice activities centered around a theme that are aligned with the PA Learning Standards and Kindergarten readiness skills such as using scissors, going over a calendar and taking turns.
About Each Playscape
Within each playscape, the nine key learning areas from Pennsylvania’s Learning Standards for Early Childhood are reinforced as children and parents play and learn together. Materials and books (fiction and informational text) for hands-on learning are provided. Through the games and activities, children will develop fine motor skills, spatial skills and problem-solving skills, build their vocabulary, use their imagination, improve letter recognition and number skills, and grow narrative skills and comprehension. In addition, the playscapes are designed to encourage interaction in order to develop social and emotional skills. The best part is that all of this will be learned while children are playing and having fun!

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