All you need is Love

Our “Inside A Child’s Mind” speaker series will conclude for this season on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m.,with the appearance of Kapila Love, children’s librarian and early literacy specialist. “Education and reading seem to be a competitive sport,” says Love.” I want to focus on the fundamentals of reading, and children’s reading particularly, in a way that is compassionate, humanistic and downright magical.”

Love has been a lecturer at Rutgers School of Communications and Information Program in Library and Information Science. She is regarded as an inspiring instructor, and has taught popular courses on children’s literature and library youth services. She also has contributed to the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s (CSLP) Early Literacy summer reading manual for preschoolers.

This is the season’s concluding event in the “Inside a Child’s Mind” speaker series, aimed at parents, grandparents, caregivers, and educators and anyone interested in early childhood development. The series began in September 2011 and the events have featured Gordon Sherman, executive director of the Newgrange School and Education Center; Sam Wang, Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Princeton University; and Christiane Fellbaum, Princeton University professor with a research focus in early childhood language acquisition.

The series will continue in the fall of 2012 with talks focused on young children and their development, and include topics such as the effects of media, food and eating habits, and ADHD.

Professional development credit is available for educators who attend “Inside a Child’s Mind” events.

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