Free Webinar – Infusing Preschool Early Literacy with STEAM, Music, and Movement

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Place: Online at
Presenter: Stephanie C. Prato, Director of Play to Learn Services, Fayetteville Free Library, NY & Kristen Hanmer, Catalog and Processing Manager, Fayetteville Free Library, NY
Cost: Free to MVLS libraries

Explore engagement tools that promote early literacy skills and bring early learning home to families. Learn about the importance of play in early learning and discover ways to infuse literacy programs with music, science, technology, art, math, and movement. Learn how the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) provides high-quality early learning experiences to children through our innovative, research based, community-driven programs like Tinker Tots, Yoga Storytime, Signing Storytime, and Free to Be.  Participants will also explore ways to incorporate digital technology in to early learning through services and collections.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will learn innovative, playful ways to support early literacy through programs, services, collections, and spaces. They will leave the session with practical ways to engage preschoolers and their families around early learning. After participating in this webinar, attendees will:

  • Understand relevant research that supports the importance of early learning
  • Discover new ideas for how to infuse music, science, technology, art, and math into existing programs
  • Find inspiration for creating new learning opportunities for preschoolers and their families
  • Learn how to link digital technology to early learning  and how to be a “media mentors” to families
  • Have practical strategies for accommodating siblings in multi-age programs

Who Should Attend

Librarians and staff in public and school libraries.

Teachers and preschool teachers and other childcare providers.

Anyone who works with young children and their families.

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