Detroit Public Schools to offer more math, reading
-from Wednesday’s Detroit Free Press.
While this story doesn’t involve Ferndale, or our library, and while it also goes into math (–one of my most feared studies of academia–), still, it touches on important concepts regarding the teaching of reading through active learning.
From Peggy Walsh-Sarnecki’s article: “At Pasteur Elementary School, for instance, teachers are using a new program that involves the students in their lessons far more than the traditional methods of reading and answering questions about what they read.”
Our Ferndale Library engages in a form of active learning through children’s reading programs, Toddle Time (a lap sit story hour for toddlers (with parents), 2 & 3 years old; 20 to 30 min in length with sessions including stories, fingerplays, action games, & crafts.
Pre-school Story Hour for children aged 3 1/2 to 5; 30 to 45 minutes in length. Sessions include stories; told &
Read, fingerplays, movement and crafts.
Klip Klub – A craft & and story program for school age children in 5 to 8 years old.