NEW CONTENT UPDATES!
A new resource for family engagement has been added to Cruise Libraries: Family Book Adventures!
Family Book Adventures are designed to provide all the support needed for libraries to host a one-to two-hour interactive family night. The activities in the guides are outlined for three different age groups of children: three activity stations to support preschool/kindergarten literacy skill building, an exploration table especially for toddlers, and extension activities that offer primary grade children the chance to take a deeper dive into the subject.
The purpose of these family night activities is to educate families about the importance of early literacy. The activities included in each resource guide will focus on the five research-based practices emphasized by the Every Child Ready to Read @ your library® 2nd Edition initiative: Singing, Talking, Reading, Writing, and Playing. This event has the potential to provide the perfect opportunity for partnership between early childhood programs and local libraries.
A preview of the latest Family Book Adventure Guide featuring the book, Up Down and Around, by Katherine Ayres is now available for DOWNLOAD. The complete guide will be available soon! Up, Down and Around is a former Pennsylvania One Book selection and you can find additional resources for the book on the One Book website.
The complete Family Book Adventure Guide featuring the book, Fabulous Fishes, by Susan Stockdale is available for DOWNLOAD.
Commonwealth Libraries will provide free copies of the featured books for each participating family while supplies last! Please contact Susan Pannebaker:
The Play K Curriculum Module is now offered online! Under the Professional Development tab, look for Play K: A Curriculum Overview.
The Play K curriculum and resources are now online! Under the PROGRAMS tab, look for the Play K & Kindergarten Transition page. RECENTLY ADDED - Playscape #7: Sets and Patterns All Around! & Playscape #8: Eating Healthy, Growing Strong!
You can now order ECRR & Cruise brochures, as well as Cruise Parent/Child Activity cards, directly at this new site! pacruisematerials.com