Use Your Local Library as a Resource for Preschool Teaching Tools

Use Your Local Library as a Resource for Preschool Teaching Tools

Use Your Local Library as a Resource for Preschool Teaching ToolsToday I took my son to visit the local library for the very first time.  I wasn’t sure what to expect because the library close to our house is fairly small.  When we went into the library, I was amazed by the amount of books and activities that our local library has to offer the children.  Every week our library has a scheduled story time and other activities for the kids.  Since I started teaching my son preschool a few weeks ago, I realized that it is important for him to have the opportunity to be around other kids for socialization.  The library is also great opportunity for your child to learn and it is a great resource for gathering new teaching tools.


Disclosure:  All opinions reflected in this post are my own and I was not compensated for this post.

If you are homeschooling your toddler, check with your local library and see if they offer a weekly story time.  This program is free and you can also check out books to use during your daily lessons so that you have a variety of tools at your fingertips.

Here are some photos of my son playing at the library:

Playing with the bead maze.

 Library is a Great Resource for Teaching Tools

Working a puzzle.

Working Puzzles is a Great Way To Learn

Enjoying story time.

Story Time at Library Great Way For Kids to Socialize and Learn

The library is a great way to enhance your child’s learning experience and give them the opportunity to meet new friends.  The story time at our local library included: song, 3 themed story books that the librarian read to the children, craft time, and a snack.  This is a free event and it is a great way to meet other children and other mom’s.  Check out your local library!

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9 responses to “Use Your Local Library as a Resource for Preschool Teaching Tools”

  1. Debbie McCormick Avatar

    It has been years since I went to a local library. Funny how we get busy and stop thinking about simple things to do like that. Now I’m off to go find my library card! lol

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you for visiting Debbie, I hope that you find some great books at your local library.

  2. Taylor Avatar

    I love our local Library! My daughter enrolled in the Summer Reading program and spent a lot of time with her nose buried in a book. Between day camp and reading lots of books her Summer hours were well spent.

    1. Christy Avatar

      That is awesome Taylor, I hope that we can spend lots of time at the library too. I love giving my children the opportunity to read and learn.

  3. Emma White Avatar

    My kids all love the library and I have to admit I love it too. We often go to choose and loan books or sit in the kids corner and play games, its like a family day out AND the best bit is its free 😉

    1. Christy Avatar

      Great story Emma, thank you for sharing your positive experience. I love finding free activities for my children. 🙂

  4. Stephanie Avatar

    Stopping in from mom bloggers. Once I started reading your post, I could definitely relate. I take my daughter to our local library all the time. They have story time, and craft days. She’s 2 1/2, and we have been taking her since before she was one. It’s such a great place for learning, and it’s wonderful that they offer some hands-on activities. I love that they are also involved, and around other children their age. Great post! 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you for stopping by Stephanie. Friday was our first day at the library and he seemed like he was having fun so we will be visiting more often. 🙂 I have been homeschooling him for about three weeks now and it has been so much fun.

  5. Deanna Avatar

    Such a great idea! We have a new library opening up near us, we’re definitely going to visit!