LARK: Learning & Reading Kits
Based on best practices for childcare providers and educators, LARKs bring quality literature and interactive learning tools to our state’s youngest residents.
With more than 160 different themes, and many available in Spanish as well as English, Learning and Reading Kits (LARKs) are aligned with the Rhode Island Early Learning and Development standards. Each contains books, activity guides, music CD/educational DVD, worksheets, games, toys or puppets, and a bibliography list. Any Rhode Island child care center, family child care home, preschool, or kindergarten teacher may borrow the kits.
Each kit is bursting with 10-12 children’s books, music or video, visual aides like puppets and flannel boards, and a wealth of hands-on fun — games, puzzles, toys, costumes, posters and much more! An activity folder in each kit offers you a choice of activities/ideas, helping you to effectively teach thematic curriculum units in a developmentally appropriate way.
Borrowing LARK Kits
To borrow a LARK you must apply for teacher privileges at PPL. Bring a personal ID and verification of your current employment (i.e., statement on agency/school letterhead signed by the director/principal) to the Library to apply for teacher privileges.
To request a LARK Kit
Call the Children’s Room at 401-455-8098 and ask to speak with a children’s librarian, or email Anne Leyon Kilkenny, Early Childhood Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org with your inquiry.