Early Learning Hives = Learning Through Play
Early Learning Hives are designated spaces for children from birth through age 6 to develop skills through play.
- Unstructured/no end goals
- Chosen by the child
- Fun and enjoyable
Play is one of the best ways for children to learn language and literacy skills. Play activities help children put thoughts into words and talk about what they are doing. Children develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain confidence during play.
Games, puzzles, and toys help develop:
- Fine and gross motor skills
- Early literacy
Adults play an important role in early education. These spaces include activities for children and adults to enjoy together.
These Early Learning Hives are made possible through the generous support of the Unnasch family, the Friedman family, the Kazor family, and the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc.