Play and Learn Groups

At Spokane County Library District, we encourage parents and caregivers to interact with their children through a variety of activities at our Play and Learn Storytimes each week at all ten libraries.

We start with a half-hour Storytime that includes books, songs, fingerplays and rhymes. Then we set out learning stations for children and adults to explore together. Types of learning stations vary. A station may have a craft that helps children express their creativity while developing fine motor skills through the use of scissors, crayons and glue. Or a station may have blocks and other construction toys for children to play with together, which helps them develop social and emotional skills by sharing supplies and planning their building project. A station with flannel cutouts allows children to tell stories and repeat rhymes. The parachute station, which is always a favorite, enhances large motor skills and inspires collaboration.
Who knew that having fun at playtime would jump-start your preschooler's love of learning?

Find a Play and Learn Storytime near you at


Gwendolyn Haley, Youth Services Manager | Spokane County Library District
Phone: (509) 893-8362


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