In preschool we were lucky enough to raise money, through a sponsored alphabet hunt, to buy a library for our garden. The library has been up and running for a while now and it is so lovely to see children and adults choosing books, talking about books and finally enjoying reading the books together at home.
Life is very busy and finding time to go to the local library can be tricky. The garden library is there to help; allowing families the opportunity to spend time looking for a book to share at home at drop off and pick up times.
There is an ‘honesty book’ which is a way of signing the books out and then back in again. The children enjoy telling the preschool team the book they have chosen and whether they need to change their book to get a new one!
We have now even introduced a book swap for the grown ups too!
We really do love books in preschool!