For immediate release Friday, Sept. 9, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams
Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067
Birmingham Public Library kicks off new sessions of 1-2-3 Play with Me in September
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-Playing with your baby is not only important for bonding, but is also an educational experience for your child.
The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is providing a special time and place for parents to visit the public library and spend one-on-one time playing with their babies or toddlers. This five-week program involves children birth through age 3 and their parents or caregivers. The library will have age-appropriate toys, books, and art activities just for you and your child. Also, BPL will invite special guests from the community to join parents/caregivers each week to answer questions about parenting.
1-2-3 Play with Me
emphasizes the role of parents as the first teachers of their children, facilitates early intervention and teaches strategies for healthy child development and early literacy. 1-2-3 Play with Me
is the signature event for Family Place Libraries and is a community project grant recipient of the Junior League of Birmingham, said Janine Langston, Western Region Coordinator for the Birmingham Public Library.
1-2-3 Play with Me emphasizes the role of parents as the first teachers of their children, facilitates early intervention and teaches strategies for healthy child development and early literacy. 1-2-3 Play with Me is the signature event for Family Place Libraries and is a community project grant recipient of the Junior League of Birmingham.
“So often we see children playing in the library, but Family Place
, and especially 1-2-3 Play with Me,
makes it okay for parents to play too,” Langston said. “Thanks to interactive and self-selected play, the library is a destination place for many families. It is a place where parents and children feel at ease and can bond and learn together through play. Library programs like 1-2-3 Play with Me provide a positive early learning experience designed to strengthen families and prepare children for school.”
Here are the following BPL locations and dates this fall for 1-2-3 Play with Me
- Avondale Regional Branch Library, 509 40th St. South, Sept. 7-Oct. 5, 2016 – every Wednesday at 10 a.m.
- Five Points West Regional Branch Library, 4812 Ave. W, Sept. 6-Oct. 4, 2016 – every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
- Springville Road Regional Library, 1224 Old Springville Road, Oct. 6-Nov. 10, 2016 – every Thursday except Oct. 20 at 10 a.m.
- Central Library, 2100 Park Place, October 11-November 8, 2016 – every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
- Pratt City Branch Library, 509 Dugan Ave., Oct. 12-Nov. 9, 2016 – every Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Here is a blog with more background on 123 Play With Me: http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-birmingham-public-library-is.html
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BPL
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at www.bplonline.org
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