Strawberry Mansion: Widener Library Block Party Teaches Vocabulary


It was a sunny and cool afternoon for the Widener Branch Library’s first Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative block party. Words at Play, hosted by PNC, is a community-wide initiative to show the importance of learning vocabulary at a young age through playing, singing and reading.

“It helps families teach their children how to learn new words,” said Naisha Patterson, PNCWords at Play program director. “It’s just really an important movement for the simple fact that these two neighborhoods have low literacy.”

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