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Superheros and early skills

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Young children often have their favorite superheros and parents often question whether these superheros are of value with the influence that these superheros can have on children. Superheros can actually offer the opportunity to develop early learning skills in a positive way.

There is a wealth of books with superheros as the main character. These characters teach valuable skills such as honesty, trustworthiness, and problem-solving skills. Children will readily read stories about their superheros even if they will not choose other reading materials. Boys benefit from great read-alouds with their favorite superheros as the main character. Early early childhood educators often use intriguing stories with superheros as central characters to create interest in reading. Superheros can also be instrumental in teaching skills in cooperation and working together with peers. Exercise and physical fitness can also be part of the interest in superheros.

Selby Library in Sarasota is offering a Superhero Training Academy for ages 4-11 on February 26 from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Bring your young superhero to participate in super activities and create their own mask and cape for dressing as their favorite superhero.

Selby Library is located at 1331 1st Street in Sarasota. Parents may log on at to access more information about this activity or other activities that are offered by Sarasota County Libraries.



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