High Five: Play

Play serves many different roles in childhood development, including building language skills, strengthening motor skills used in writing, learning to explore and problem solve, and cooperating with others.  But how can adults support their child’s play? According to Early Learning librarian Susan Anderson-Newham, adults can alternate between being a partner, a stage manager providing the…
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High Five: Screen Time

Childhood development experts recommend limiting screen time for children under 5 years old to one hour of educational content per day.  Finding quality digital media and regulating screen time can be a challenge, but it can be an opportunity too. When you make technology time together time and access Chandler Public Library’s online collection, your…
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High Five: STEAM

STEAM is a teaching tool that helps children improve their literacy skills while also learning foundational math and science concepts. The acronym stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. By bringing together different areas of knowledge you encourage creative problem solving and engage different kinds of learners. Some of the science and math skills…
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High Five: Self-Regulation

Self-Regulation is a child’s ability to recognize and control their emotions and behaviors. This skill helps them develop positive relationships with friends and adults, follow directions in class, and feel happier and more confident in new situations. It’s important to teach and practice self-regulation in preparation for school. Luckily there are lots of fun ways…
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High Five: Sing

High Five keeps parents and children coming back to Chandler Public Libraries, in person or not! High Five is an early literacy promotion that introduces five key concepts: Talk, Sing, Read, Write, and Play. Read on for more ideas about how singing can get kids ready to read! Singing is an important tool for language development. Songs can…
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High Five: Nonfiction

High Five keeps parents and children coming back to Chandler Public Libraries, in person or not! High Five is an early literacy promotion that introduces five key concepts: Talk, Sing, Read, Write, and Play. Read on to learn a new tip for making reading fun – with nonfiction! Children are naturally curious about the world and how…
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High Five: Play

High Five keeps parents and children coming back to Chandler Public Libraries, in person or not! High Five is an early literacy promotion that introduces five key concepts: Talk, Sing, Read, Write, and Play. Read on to learn a new tip for making playtime fun – with clothes! For older children, dress-up is a great way to…
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