Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Welcome to KDLville!

Puppet Theater
It was party time Tuesday at the Alpine Township Hall! Pre-schoolers celebrated  with Katie L. the elephant as she cut the ribbon and welcomed everybody  to KDLville, KDL’s new early literacy play space in the library. Families with children ages 6 and under had fun with crafts, games, balloon animals, face painting, and a dance party. And everybody  enjoyed a piece of the special KDLville cake!

KDLville is an interactive early literacy learning center where young children and their caregivers can play, grow, and read. The spaces will contain a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate activities that focus on different skills that will help children get ready to read. Some examples might include a puppet theater, a play grocery store, a train table, pre-writing games, etc. The activities will be rotated so patrons will get fresh experiences every couple of months. Promotional materials that contain caregiver education on reading readiness will also be provided in the play space

kids enjoyed the balloon animals
Welcome to KDLville
KDL Communications Director Eric DeHaan,, KDL Board Member Penny Weller and Branch Manager Laura Weld were busy cutting the cake.
The kids enjoyed many of the activities along with the festivities

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