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ERIC Number: ED387232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Pages: 13
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Library Media Learning and Play Center.
Faber, Therese; And Others
Preschool educators developed a library media learning and play center to enable children to "experience" a library; establish positive attitudes about the library; and encourage respect for self, others, and property. The center had the following areas: check-in and check-out desk, quiet reading section, computer center, listening center, video corner, and dress-up area (where children could dress for role plays). Teachers talked with children about how libraries work and how books should be handled. Teachers also conducted several activities with students, including learning how to: role play, use computers for both creative and academic pursuits, use the library, act out stories, and write and illustrate a book. From the project, teachers learned that: (1) as children were less tired, they used the center more appropriately earlier in the day; (2) teachers needed to be familiar with the center in order to facilitate its use; (3) children did role play, check out books, and take them back to their classrooms; and (4) children enjoyed being in the center. Seven activity plans for use with the library play center are included. (JW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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