The New Jersey State Library gives its “Best Practices in Early Literacy” Award to four libraries each year, and Franklin Township Library is one of the four chosen for 2014 for its Scribble Time program.
Scribble Time introduces toddlers, ages 12 – 36 months, to the type of art media that helps develop the fine motor skills used in writing. This introduction is more about the experience than the final product. The child uses a single crayon and a large piece of paper in one session, while other sessions introduce the use of a glue stick and bits of paper, or cotton swaps and paint, or play dough.
We talk about what we do as toddlers explore what they can do with each type of media, thus developing vocabulary and language skills as they explore.
We sing songs, making up words to familiar tunes to describe what we are doing, and best of all, we have fun!
Scribble Time is offered at both the main and the branch libraries.
We look forward to seeing you at Scribble Time soon!