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ERIC Number: EJ800943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
A Program Showcase: Ludeteca Movil
Kalinowski, Michael
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n182 p82-83 Jul-Aug 2008
This article describes a program that offers low-income children ages 2 to 12 years a space to grow and learn by providing access to toys, books, and educational materials. It is funded by donations of money, toys, and educational materials. The World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP) Mobile Toy Library started in Paraguay in 2001 with the help of the OMEP World Committee and has been working in low-income neighborhoods of Asuncion and nearby cities ever since. Since it relies heavily on volunteers, the Mobile Toy Library moves from one center to another on weekends and is set up in community centers, churches, or schools. Before each visit, the Mobile Toy Library goes to the neighborhoods and explain the importance of play to the parents and other members of the community. Children from 2 to 12 years of age are invited through home visits and posters.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Paraguay