Honoring the sense of awe and wonder that drives children, the Night Catch GLU Kit fosters the natural scientist and born learner in every child. Kit includes the books Night Catch, On Earth, Me on the Map, Space, MCEC's Tell Me a Story: Family Traditions for All Seasons, as well as both an inflatable globe and information sheets covering age appropriateness, pass of time, reference libraries, and tips on reading information books aloud. Activity ideas address the challenges of deployment and separation, explain location and introduce geography, discuss the passage of time, and instill a love of learning and foster strong research skills. Designed for young children, preschool through second grade.
Growing, Learning, Understanding (GLU) - Making Meaning Through Early Literacy was designed by the MCEC to develop early literacy skills in children from birth through second grade. All GLU Kits are built around carefully chosen resources that parents and child care providers can expand upon, adapt to the needs of their own children, and use over and over again as children continue to grow and learn. Each kit includes ideas and activities adaptable to a range of ages and developmental levels. Over 35,000 kits have been distributed since their introduction.