The Rochester Public Library was recently chosen as a project partner for the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s ‘Play-Based Learning For All’ program, allowing staff a way to continue their mission of encouraging play-based learning.
According to Children’s Librarian Christina Paquette, the support from the Children’s Museum will allow staff the ability to rotate play activities and offer more play programs throughout the year.
“As a partner, we received a “Play Based Learning” activity kit filled with a variety of hands-on manipulatives for children ages 0-5 years,” said Paquette. “Along with the kit comes a monthly activity guide filled with ideas on how to use the supplies.”
The kit, valued at $500, contained a variety of exciting, quality materials.
In addition to being chosen as a partner to the Children’s Museum, the Children’s Room received a $250 grant through the New Hampshire State Library and the University of New Hampshire practice-based Coaching Team and Southern New Hampshire Services, supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative.
Paquette says the funds will allow staff the freedom to purchase items of their choosing.
“We look forward to purchasing loose parts, building supplies, and other items to use for our new ‘experience art’ programs,” said Paquette.
To learn more about Play-Based Learning For All, visit the Children’s Room at the Rochester Public Library, 65 South Main Street.