Parent Child Workshops

Registration is full. Please register for our next event in Fall 2018.

Fridays, Feb. 9 - Mar. 9  9 - 10 a.m.   Library Auditorium

The Parent/Child Workshop is a five week program that involves toddlers and their parents/caregivers; features local professionals who serve as resources for parents; emphasizes the role of parents as the first teachers of their children; facilitates early intervention; and teaches strategies for healthy child development and early literacy. These workshops will be offered every fall and spring.

For children 3 and younger and their parent/caregiver. Children 5 and under are welcome.

Space limited to 15 families. Registration is required.

 Date  Topic
 Friday, Feb. 9  Introduction, Early Childhood Literacy
TBA  Music and Movement  
TBA  Speech and Hearing
TBA  Child Development
TBA  Nutrition
What is a Family Place Library?

Family Place Libraries™ is a network of children's librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. Family Place Libraries™ promotes a national model for transforming public libraries into welcoming, developmentally appropriate early learning environments for very young children, their parents, and caregivers. Based on research about the importance of early brain development, Family Place Libraries™ supports the essential role of parents as first teachers and addresses the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive aspects of child development to help build a foundation for learning during the critical first years of life.


This program is possible thanks to a grant from the Texas State Library Archives & Commission and funds from the Friends of the Tyler Public Library.

Changes in the Library

Grant & gift funds have allowed the library to add new developmental materials for the public and a selection for program use.

The material for the public is in our Cottage, located in the children's area. The program material is used in story times and during Parent Child Workshops.

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