Activities & Events

Come Play Together

Learn about activities you can do and events you can attend with your child that enhance learning and fun. Also discover how you can turn ordinary moments into thoughtful learning.

Play Together

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Raising children is amazing and hard work.  You are not in this alone.  Learn about choosing child care, registering for kindergarten, the value of early education and what PBS has to offer.

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Health & Assistance

Finding Support Together

You don’t have to do this alone. There are lots of community resources to help you on your path to kindergarten. Explore health, financial, and intervention programs here.

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Are You Reading?

Reading together is a great way to spend quality time with your child.  Just a few minutes every day will not only provide you and your child with memorable and enjoyable experiences but will better prepare them for school and beyond.

Explore resources like your local library and learn about some fun reading games and activities you can do together.

Sharing stories with children can be a great way to start conversations, think about questions and connect with your child.

Reading together offers you and your child the opportunity to spend time together, to hear new words and sounds, to help to build their self-regulation and listening skills, to develop your child’s imagination, and more. The benefits are endless.
- Hannah Killian
Youth Services Manager
Dauphin County Library System

Tips for Reading Together:

  • As you start reading, look at the cover with your child and ask her what she thinks the story may be about based on the picture.
  • Pause periodically as you read to ask your child what he thinks might happen next.
  • Ask your child if they have ever felt the way the character in the story is feeling.
  • Follow your child’s lead if he has questions or points things out in the book.  The side stories that develop from reading together can help you connect with what your child cares about and is thinking about.
  • As you finish reading, ask your child for her opinion of the book.  Did she like it?  What was her favorite part?

Local Libraries

Libraries help you learn together, support parents, and provide free books, eBooks, movies, music, and more!  Visit early and visit often.

Reading Readiness

Families often worry about getting children ready to read.  These simple literacy learning activities will make reading fun!