Welcome to the second in a series of blog posts written by the teens participating in the WorkReady Philadelphia service learning program at the Free Library of Philadelphia! Each week, you’ll hear from one of our participants about the important work they’re doing over the summer as Literacy Coaches to support youth literacy development throughout the Free Library system. This week, Andria shares a fun activity that she led at the Roxborough Library!
By Andria B.
At my branch yesterday, we did an activity related to our Beach Day theme, which allowed the participating children to imagine traveling to any place that they want and sending someone a postcard from there.
We set up a stack of books about various places in the world for the children to use as reference when they drew the pictures on their postcards, and we also showed them examples of postcards from Philadelphia, Paris, and New Jersey made by PYN teens. The children utilized the books we prepared for them, and they sent postcards from Italy, Hawaii, Hollywood, and Disney World. Their postcards were addressed to their friends and family, which was very sweet.
Although we did not have as many participants as we expected, the activity was a success because the children had a lot of fun, and they even learned some facts about places around the world just by flipping through the books we set up!
Philadelphia Youth Network,