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Little Play: Stripes and Spots by Dahlov Ipcar

Tuesday, April 25 - 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library
Audience: Kids & Families

Experience the magic of live theatre as the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine brings Dahlov Ipcar’s beloved book Stripes and Spots to life in the Sam L. Cohen’s Children’s Library. This preschool special Little Play provides the opportunity for the audience to play along with the actors. The production is designed to encourage literacy and this story is from the OWL pre-k curriculum.

This program is part of the Library’s early literacy series: Let Them Play! Play is one of the best ways for children to learn language and literacy skills.

About the Series » Let Them Play!

Play is one of the best ways for children to learn language and literacy skills. Join us for a series of programs focusing on play and the important role it plays in every child being ready to read!

*Pretend play helps children think symbolically and develop oral language skills. As children play store or pretend to be an animal, they talk about what they are doing. They practice putting thoughts into words.

*Dramatic play helps develop narrative skills as children make up a story about what they are doing. This helps them understand that stories happen in order: first, next, last.

*Make-believe also gives children a chance to act out real-life situations, work through worries and fears, and use their imagination to solve problems.

*Play helps children feel a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence.This motivates them to try new experiences and not give up when something seems difficult.