Early literacy activity boxes for children and their caregivers are now available to use at the Library. The boxes contain activities such as sorting tubes and jars, building bricks, lacing cards, magnetic boards, and more. Intended for cooperative play between adult and child, the activities can help with fine motor development, color and shape recognition, letter recognition, counting, imaginative play, pre-writing, and other important skills to help children get ready to read and write, and prepare for Kindergarten.
Play is one of the best ways for children to learn language and literacy skills. They learn about language through playing as the activities help them put thoughts into words and talk about what they are doing, which helps their narrative skills (or the ability to describe things and events and tell stories).
Here’s how it works:
- Choose a box of fun
- One activity per family may be used at a time at the Library
- An adult (18 or older) must accompany child while using box as some boxes contain small pieces and the boxes are intended for cooperative play
The early literacy activity boxes were purchased by the “I Hope You Know…” project through the Transylvania County Library Foundation. This project was developed by Rebecca Worley and the Transylvania County Library staff to honor her son, Benjamin Flynn Smith, who died unexpectedly in August of 2016. The funds have been used to purchase books and other materials available to all, but targeted especially to get boys reading and learning. The Library Foundation and Ben’s family continue to welcome contributions. Donations to “I Hope You Know….” may be sent to: Transylvania County Library Foundation, 212 South Gaston Street, Brevard, NC 28712.