Dear Parents and Friends
Toy Library Ghana opened its doors 1 year ago and we are working hard as ever to make it better and more accessible to as many children as possible. After a few fits and starts, we have expanded services and increased our toy inventory. We have some exciting news to tell you.
First I am pleased to introduce Dr. Susanna Stevens, our Public Health consultant who has taken on the many tasks of promoting, managing and helping to developing new ideas and concepts for the library. Many of you have met Dr. Susanna already! She joined CHILDAccra this past March and has done an incredible job. Thanks to her, the library now provides a couple of new services, Story time with puppets and Play dates where we come to your home. Dr Susanna comes from the Netherlands and is a Physician.
The Second big news is that TOY LIBRARY GHANA will soon have its own website and mobile link. Keep a watch out for our big announcement when it is completed. You will be able to access the website through your smartphone or tablet.
Other news for you to know about are as follows:
- Regular Library time in the clinic is still Tuesday – Friday 9-4 and Saturday 9-12.
- Mobile service is available to schools and agencies where we are go out and children who are members can choose a new toy each week. If your child’s school is interested in being a participant, please let us know.
- Story telling puppet show time: Toy Library Ghana now offers a story telling time with different books suited for children of different ages. the story-time will be a little show with (hand)puppets (stuffed animals) also, to make is even more fun and educational.
- Our newest service are play dates: Toy Library Ghana now offers play dates, where Toy Library Ghana will bring all sorts of toys and games to your home for a very special play date. We will instruct kids and caregivers how to use the games and the playing will be overseen by our Librarian. We will also make sure all goes well and the kids get along. We are child specialist and upon request we can observe for any developmental difficulties in the children participating. A play date will last one hour, and can take place anywhere (in consultation with Toy Libary Ghana). Parents are highly encouraged to participate as well to make it a parent-child play date!