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Play and Learn Kits Stimulate Learning

Looking for a unique way for the early learners in your family to learn the alphabet or about people in their community?  Or perhaps learn about odd and even numbers or ending sounds while having fun?  East Central Regional Library received a donation of 13 Play and Learn kits from the Cambridge-Isanti Early Childhood Coalition funded by the Initiative Fund.  The kits include:  Even Numbered Counting Tubes, Odd Numbered Counting Tubes, Bugs Building Game, pair of Soft Dice, two Rhymes with Sorting Houses, Pop and Match Ending Sound Game kits, Unlock it Alphabet Keys, Unlock it Number Match Keys, Number Robots, and two My Community Sorting Houses.

Research tells us that there are five basic literacy skills that help children learn to read and learn.  They include read, write, sing, talk and play.  The Play and Learn kits offer young children an avenue to practice their logical thinking, problem-solving and gross and fine motor skills by using one of the five basic literacy skills – play.  The kits are available for 3 week checkout.  Can’t find the kit you want at your local ECRL branch, then simply place on hold your ECRL branch library or online at ecrlib.org by simply doing a keyword search for “play and learn kits.”

Interactive plays makes learning fun.  With the Play & Learn kits for ages 3 and up, early learners can engage with rhymes, colors, numbers and more to stimulate learning!

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Jon Tatting

Growing up in Cambridge, Minnesota, I went on to enjoy a rewarding 14-year career in community journalism before switching gears to public library service. Every day I am grateful for and learn something new through my marketing and branch assistant roles at East Central Regional Library.

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