As we discussed in section one, physical activity, auditory and visual stimulation of an appropriate nature is vital to the self-wiring process that is taking place within very young children. Parents and caregivers are responsible for this stimulation, yet many do not understand the importance of it the earliest months of life, or simply do not know how to introduce such things to their young children.
This is where libraries play an important role. By providing opportunities for “parent share” (parents discussing issues and developmental stages amongst themselves), in-services for day care providers, special storytimes and deposit collections, libraries have an effect on an individual child’s development. Regular interactions, whether active or passive, also play an important role in effective service to adults, consequently affecting a child.
Adult programming and services should be designed and implemented to assist adults in achieving positive, effective, and developmentally appropriate interactions with children.
Remember: whenever you affect a parent (or child care provider), you affect the life of a child.
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