Toy Libraries

LETCEE runs 11 toy libraries in the following communities: Matimatolo, Mbuba, Enseleni, Njengabantu, Potspruit, Sgedlane, Barracks, Upper Thulini.

Each toy library is run and managed by a trained toy librarian. These toy libraries are important resources for communities, especially families with young children. It is a venue where children, their families and caregivers as well as other ECD practitioners access a variety of good quality play materials and resources.

Our toy libraries are stocked with toys, games, puzzles, books, educational resources (theme bags) and other play equipment. These resources help stimulate children's development and encourage active learning.

Our toy libraries offer the following services:

• Toy lending service to families, community members and ECD practitioners.
• Daily come-and-play sessions for community children.
• Caregiver workshops about child development and stimulation.
• Making toys and resources from waste workshops.
• A meeting venue for our Abahambi monthly meetings.
• Nutrition programmes including daily meals and a vegetable garden.