Recently my manager shared with the staff ideas she had saved from an informative session on how to enhance early literacy for the very young in the library by adding display elements that are easily visible to the very young (at their height level) and that are visually appealing and stimulating as well.

Based on some of the pictures she shared with us, I thought I could try out some of these ideas. Below is a photo of my colleague sitting at the Children’s reference desk, with my first experiment — putting attractive numbers at the front of the reference desk, at the eye-line of a very young child.

To my delight, the kids seem to be getting a kick out of these!