NOTE: Smart Starts Play Stations replace High Hopes on Sept. 7, Oct. 5 and Nov. 2
Registration is required. Call (920) 236-5208 or visit the Children's Department Service Desk to register.
Enjoy songs, fingerplays, stories and movement while learning how to teach your baby or toddler the skills they will need to become readers.
June, July, August 2022 Schedule
WED | June 1 – Aug. 31 | 9:30 & 10:15 a.m. | Infants and Toddlers | Lower Level
THURS | June 2 – Aug. 25 | 9:30 a.m. | Infants and Toddlers | Lower Level
September, October, November Schedule
THURS| Sept. 1 - Nov. 17 | 9:30 a.m.| Infants and toddlers | Lower Level
WED | Sept. 14 - Nov. 30 | 9:30 & 10:15 a.m.| Infants and toddlers | Lower Level
No session on Nov. 23
Check out High Flyers: This free, self-paced program is open to children from birth through 4K and will help parents to track how often they engage their child in the five key activities – talk, sing, read, write & play - that build pre-reading skills. We’ll provide age-appropriate examples to practice, library programs, and resources to help support parents on this important developmental journey.
Get your child ready to read!
Watch on YouTube
Parents can increase their children's brain and vocabulary development through talking, reading and singing together. Virtual High Hopes Early Literacy Storytime is led by a children's librarian with lots of experience teaching early literacy. These videos feature songs, fingerplays and rhymes. They also include tips on how to teach your baby or toddler important literacy skills every day.
If you'd like more ideas or support, please contact the Children's Department at 236-5208.
Talking is Teaching
"Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing" is a public awareness and action campaign that helps parents recognize their power to boost their children’s early brain and vocabulary development through simple, everyday actions - like describing things while walking outside, or singing songs together during bath time. Using books, parent videos, text messaging, social media, and information from expert partners, Talking is Teaching empowers parents and caregivers with fun and easy ways to improve their babies' learning.