Tue, 09/03/2013 (All day)
St. Louis County Library has expanded its popular FLIP kit collection to all 20 branches starting September 9. The kits are part of the Family Literacy Involvement Program (FLIP), a nationwide effort to involve parents with the development of language skills in their young children. Previously, the kits were available at only six of the library's branches.
The expansion is possible because of a grant from the Allan P. and Josephine B. Green Foundation. The foundation's mission is "to improve the quality of life in Missouri."
The cornerstone of the FLIP kits is the understanding that early involvement promotes reading readiness in young children. Each kit will include at least one book, a guide for parents, items and instructions for a fun, book-related activity. The book and activities will be appropriate for children from infancy to grades 2-3. In addition to language skills, the activities will encourage math, science and art skills all while promoting one-on-one activity with a parent or adult caregiver.
A full list of available FLIP kit titles can be viewed here
The FLIP kit learning program was designed by the Children's Museum of Houston in partnership with the Houston Public Library and the University of Texas Children's Learning Institute. Major funding has been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
For more information about FLIP literacy kits please call 314 994-3300.