Friday, July 29, 2005
Whew! Or, Christmas in July
I just finished unpacking twenty-five boxes of children's books for ages 6 months to 5 years! See, in addition to being a medical librarian, I head up an early literacy project at the hospital where we give each child that comes through clinic in that age group a developmentally-appropriate book. The idea is that by the time they get to kindergarten, they have their own little libraries, and their parents have been encouraged to share books with them. Exposure to print is crucial to later learning, you see. We were lucky enough to get a grant for this shipment, so thank you, Reach Out and Read and Scholastic, that huge shipment of red and white boxes was perfectly timed and very much appreciated! Now, to lunch, for refueling.