Little Steps is a new library idea which is currently being tried out in a select number of Lancashire libraries. Recommended for children 2 to 5 years of age, meet friendly jungle animals who will help you learn about new topics with recommended reading and exciting activities.
Find your voice with Pedro the parrot; discover new emotions with Theo the tiger; make new friends with Elsie the elephant; find out about families with Kody the koala; learn about growing up with Freya the frog; and boost self-esteem with Sami the snake.
For every character you meet there will be books to read, activities to try out, and stickers to earn. Complete all characters and you will receive a jungle badge which shows that you have learnt new words and skills, and even helped the environment along the way. Little Steps will be launching across all Lancashire libraries soon.
Information for parents and carers
Little Steps has been created to improve children's communication, support mental health and wellbeing, and get active.
The Little Steps recommended reading has been chosen by Lancashire library staff, speech and language experts, and health practitioners to help children develop new skills. To complete a character, children can also choose to read any book they want – it can be a book from home, the library, or an eBook or eAudiobook.
We hope your children will choose books that they will enjoy. Books that are appropriate to the reading level of your child are best.
Help us in encouraging your children to flourish through reading and activities with Little Steps.