Big San Francisco Playdate: No New Media and That’s OK!

Screen Shot 2014-05-01 at 11.17.17 AMLast Sunday I was pleased to attend one of the Big San Francisco Play Dates with my own little person at the Visitacion Valley branch of the San Francisco Public Library. Along with some of my colleagues from the California State Library’s Early Learning with Families 2.0 Initiative we played with bubbles, built structures out of blocks, crawled through carboard boxes, created three dimensional shapes with newspaper & masking tape, tossed some balls around, wore funny hats and made new friends (Hi Eve!) What a fantastic program! Kudos to Christy Estrovitz, who came up with the idea. Let’s hope lots of libraries replicate this idea!



Posted on May 2, 2014, in Literacy. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Ward, Kristin

    Do you have Christy’s email? I do a similar program in El Cajon and I would love to get some new ideas.


    Kristin Ward
    Librarian II ~ Youth Services
    San Diego County Library
    El Cajon Branch

    619-588-3718 branch
    619-588-3717 voicemail

  2. Wow! Thanks for the visit and the wonderful feedback. It was a real pleasure to have you at our branch and I was very happy to host this play-based program. Play is the way….to reading readiness!
    Eve Bekker
    Visitacion Valley Branch

  3. I love the name, “Playdate”. We do a family storytime two Thursday nights a month. I am seriously considering renaming them Playdates. That is exactly what I am trying to do.

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