Central Virginia Regional Library

Preschool

Discover what your library offers for youth of all ages! Here you will find program information and online resources to extend learning and fun. The events listed here are not a complete list of program offerings. Please visit our online calendar to view all events.

Programs

Baby Time

This program offers fun and bonding for babies (birth-24 months) with a parent or other adult!

Adults will practice ways to interact with babies to support talking and pre-reading skills. Everyone will have fun bouncing, tickling, and cuddling during this half hour program in the library’s children’s room.

Each week, we’ll practice songs and rhymes to develop language skills and sense of rhythm. We will also share a board book together and have a brief play time (for babies) and social time (for adults).

This program is currently offered at the Farmville Library on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m.

Story Time

Caregivers with children ages 2 1/5 – 5 years old are invited to share books, rhymes and activities each week! This program provides a great opportunity for preschool children to socialize with other children their age and develop skills to prepare for school.

Early literacy information will be available to take home. These tips will help caregivers share books and daily activities with children in ways that help them strengthen skills that help them get ready to learn to read.

This program is offered at the Buckingham Library on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. and the Farmville Library on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

 

Resources

ABCMouse is FREE to use while in the library, but there is a paid membership that can be purchased from ABCMouse for home use. This site provides activities for children ages 2—8, covering reading and language arts, math, science, social studies, health, art, and music. It is completely child-safe, with no advertising or links to other websites. ABCmouse features 8,500+ interactive learning activities, including books, games, puzzles, songs, art activities, and more.

Day by Day VA is an online calendar resource for parents and caregivers. Each day features a book, song, and activity to do with your young child. This is a wonderful free website provided by the Library of Virginia. TumbleBooks is no longer supported by the Library of Virginia. Many of the suggested books may be found through your local library.

Early World of Learning is a World Book Online site for children. It includes access to a child’s encyclopedia, plus fun learning tools. Early World of Learning features: read-aloud stories, lesson plans to accompany many stories, videos, games, and printable activities. The site is available in Spanish and English.

Storyline Online pairs actors and other famous figures with great picture books to create videos. The story teller will read aloud the story while the illustrations are shown.

Zero to Three is a national foundation that wants to give each child the best possible start to life by educating parents and caregivers. They emphasize nurturing infants and toddlers to create strong, loving connections that support a lifetime of learning. The website shares tips for raising infants and toddlers, as well as the science behind those decisions.

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.