Children and Parents
NYPL Shares New Children's Album NYPL Sings
The New York Public Library just released an album for children called NYPL Sings. This ten song album was a true collaboration from Library staff to bring children, caregivers, and librarians a fun and free way to expand their early literacy practices. Did you know that through different language exposure children develop their problem solving skills, creativity, and vocabulary? That's why this album features a variety of languages which also helps kids understand the value of diversity, empathy, and inclusivity.
Here are some of our favorite ideas behind NYPL Sings:
I Read Everywhere
You can read everywhere! As you travel around the city, point out words on street signs, bus stops, and shop windows, or go on a “letter walk” and ask your child to find a specific letter in the neighborhood. Always remember to sound out the words you see to help your child make the connection between how letters look and sounds.
Are You Ready to Move?
Move with your child! Engaging in physical activity with children promotes togetherness and builds healthy habits. Movement encourages creative expression in young children and lets them experience the rhythms heard when reading. Let your child take the lead as you boogie from the park to the kitchen!
Every Day Is a New Day
Get into a daily rhythm! Routines are really important for young children. Creating and discussing routines helps them make choices, feel independent, and gain valuable self-help skills. Establishing routines with clear transitions between activities also helps your child progress from one activity to the next and sets them up for school success.
NYPL Sings (Library Song)
Visit your local library with your child! Having books in the home is linked to school success, and the Library is a great place to find free books for every interest. Borrow books and read together every day to build the essential reading skills needed for school and life-long learning.