Let’s pull together what we’ve learned about child development, as well as what we’ve learned about programming. Here’s an exercise where we’ll create age-specific programs that fit our community’s needs.
Please assign someone in your group to write down and speak for the group.
Group 1: Ages: 18 months – 3 years. Community: strong diversity in backgrounds and ethnicities. History in the Library: Some have attended lapsit storytime, many have not
Group 2: Ages: Tweens (3-5th Grade). Demographics: Majority male. History in Library: Often in trouble for being noisy after school while playing computer games.
Group 3: Ages: Kindergarten-2nd grade. Community: High percentage of free & reduced lunch in schools. History in Library: Attended storytimes but haven’t been using the library regularly since then.