Bilingual Story Times

By FPL_EricaA

Great communities make great public libraries. A large part of the reason the Frisco Public Library is such a dynamic organization is the diverse and engaged community we serve. With the participation of enthusiastic volunteers, FPL is beginning an exciting new series of bilingual story times.

Each event features a second language commonly spoken in our community, including Hindi, Spanish, and Chinese. Volunteers work with FPL’s early literacy specialists to create a multicultural program that will give guests exposure to stories, fingerplays, and songs in multiple languages. The programs are designed to be suitable for children of all language abilities. 

Why bilingual story time? Research shows that the sooner a second language is introduced, the easier it is for a child to pick up the unique phonetic pronunciations. We lose the ability to hear, much less produce, certain sounds if we aren't exposed to them before age three. The benefits of being bilingual are well documented. Bilingual speakers have increased critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, as well as larger vocabularies.

Join us for Spanish story time on Monday, February 24 at 10:30 am and 6:00 pm on the 2nd floor Children’s Program Room. Check the calendar for upcoming dates.

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