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Children's Library: Preschool Busy Bags

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What are Busy Bags?

HBPL wants to help you become your little one's first teacher!

Preschool Busy Bags are early learning kits for preschoolers you'll soon be able to check out with your HBPL library card. Busy Bags help parents get their little ones ready for kindergarten through simple activities that involve talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing together.

In every Busy Bag from HBPL, you will find activities based on the what we call the 5 practices of early literacy: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. What's early literacy? It's everything your child learns about reading - before they actually start reading! Early literacy includes things like carefully grabbing and turning a book page; recognizing shapes, colors, and letters; and even guessing where the narrative of a story might go next. Storytime, craft time, and many other library programs are all geared towards improving your child's early literacy skills, and Busy Bags are here to help you continue this learning at home!

Want a Busy bag preview? We've done this program before during the pandemic closures as single-use take-home kits! You can access the full set of instructions from our first round of Busy Bags in the "Busy Bag Instructions" slider on this page. Download and print at home, or read online.

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Huntington Beach Public Library
7111 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone 714-842-4481