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Little Learners @ Home

LITTLE LEARNERS @ HOME

Online programming throughout the week to keep you and your family engaged and connected through stories, songs, movement and more!
Check back weekly for new content.

STORYTIME

Storytime on Facebook Live

Join us on SPPL’s Facebook page Tuesday through Thursday at 10:30 am for stories, songs, and movement to support development and learning.

ART-A-LONG

Create, explore and experiment with our weekly Art and STEM programming.

MUSIC-A-LONG

Wiggle, sing, and move with weekly programs including concerts, sing-a-longs and dance parties.

KALEIDOSCOPE

Performances for the very young.

Storytelling with Auntie Beverly

Auntie Beverly shares her love for the oral tradition by presenting activities and experiences that are engaging, affirming, and supportive.

Available through June 12.

COMPAS Teaching Artist Beverly Cottman, also known as Auntie Beverly Storyteller, believes in and values the inherent ability of every person to be creative and to experience joy in that creation. As a storytelling teaching artist, she shares her love for the oral tradition by presenting activities and experiences that are engaging, affirming, and supportive. Beverly has 30 years’ experience as an educator.

Afoutayi Dance

Afoutayi Dance, Music, and Arts Company inspires and engages people to dance, drum, sing, tell stories, and experience the beauty of Haiti.

Available through June 23.

Founded by COMPAS Teaching Artist Djenane Saint Juste who is a native Haitian artist with extensive experience in dance instruction, choreography, acting, and storytelling, Afoutayi Dance, Music, and Arts Company battles the misconceptions of Haitian culture through educational and expressive arts. Together, they hope to inspire and engage people of all ages to dance, drum, sing, tell stories, and experience the beauty of Haiti.

NATURE-A-LONG

Nature-A-Long: "If Rocks Could Sing"

Join Miss Carla as she reads a book called If Rocks Could Sing and invites kids to go outside and start a rock collection!

STORY STROLLS

Get outside and walk your way through a story!

Story Strolls will be available at a variety of parks through Saint Paul and spaced to allow for social distancing.

The Saint Paul Public Library is partnering with the Department of Parks and Recreation to provide oversized storybooks in parks and green spaces across the city to allow families to enjoy reading and get outside!

Visit Story Strolls at Phalen Regional Park and El Rio Vista Recreation Center after Memorial Day.

To make Story Strolls safe for all, please keep at least 6 feet between others enjoying the story. We recommend one family per page at a time.

Even before remote learning, children spent an average of seven hours a day on screens and an average of seven minutes in unstructured outdoor play. The City of Saint Paul encourages young people and families to explore and learn in nature. Time spent in nature improves health and academic outcomes and promotes well-being.

Birth to KindergartenBirth to Kindergarten

Early learning, getting ready for kindergarten, information for parents and caregivers, and more for our littlest learners.
Early learning, getting ready for kindergarten, information for parents and caregivers, and more for our littlest learners.

Discover more resources, news, and staff picks for the very young.

Curated early learning resources you can access from home. Check back for updated resources that encourage curiosity and support your little learner’s growth.

Birth to Kindergarten

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