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Has anybody set up a system for lending books for children to take home to share with parents?

We have lots of lovely books -too many to put on the bookshelves and I wondered about letting children take them home. What system did you set up?How did it work out?

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We have run a lending library for years. We number the books as we acquire them and have a notebook with the numbers and names of the books in. The children choose a book from the library each week to take home and we record the number on a register and tick it off as it is returned.

 

Some settings like Finleysmaid very successfully hand this over to the parents to record but I still use a member of staff.

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We have one it successfully for many years. We have had two systems over the years, one was a page a day diary where parents wrote down the child's name, and what they had borrowed, and we ticked them off when they were returned. The trouble with that was that if they kept the books a long time, then it could be hard to find the entry in the diary!

Now we have a ringbinder, and every child has a page (with a tab) and parents write the name of the book they have borrowed, and the date, and tick them off when they return them. We use coloured ringbinders for the different colour groups -helps cement in parents minds what key group their child is in too!

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We have books in a small bookcase in the foyer. We have a box containing book bags with the preschool logo on them and if there is a bag in the box then children can borrow a book. To show they have borrowed a book they take their coathook photograph (which is on with velcro) and add it to the board by the bookcase, this gives them ownership and responsibility for the book. We have lost a few over the years but not enough for us to introduce a more structured system

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Hi,

 

we've just started this also, and only use a sheet for parents to log what they've taken.

 

Because we call it our home learning experience, we've made a silly soup song sack that gets changed, puzzles and games for the children to borrow also. So far its been quite sussessful.

 

Good luck with yours

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We have always lent books to the children, and changed them on Mondays and/ or Fridays!

 

This term we started having parents come in to the nursery to change books themselves with their child so that maybe more than one or two books get shared each week.

 

Parents cross out the book they are returning and write down the name of the new book they are taking out. This info is in a folder with each child having their own sheet.

 

Some parents are using this new way and some are not! For the children whose parents are not changing their books with them, the staff have continued to do this with the child!!

 

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All our children are given a book bag with our logo on when they start pre-school, they then bring this in every session and choose a new book to take home to share with parents. We have been doing this for years and both children and parents love it.

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We send our pre-school children home with a book once a week. We try to pop a prop in as well if possible e.g. we put carrots in the bag if the child has selected Oliver's Vegetables, a soft toy kangaroo (from Ikea) goes with quite a few books, some appropriate finger puppets with nursery rhyme books etc.

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