Parenting Kits

The Children’s Department’s New Parenting Kits are available at the Library on a first-come, first-served basis. Kits include books, media, and sometimes toys related to the topic.

So far we have 20 kits, but we’re growing! If you have suggestions for more topics you’d like to see in our Kit section, stop by our desk or email us at childrens@scrantonlibrary.org.

ABCs
Learning the ABCs is a stepping stone to early literacy. Whether your child is just starting out or needs extra help, this kit can help teach the ABCs with its colorful and engaging visuals

Adoption 
Families come in many different forms, and when adoption happens, it is a big part of a family’s story. Learn about adoption and the love that makes a family in these books.

Anxiety
Feeling anxious is a typical and normal reaction to stress. Understanding the way anxiety presents itself helps the reader gain a sense of control over a situation.

Bedtime Stories
Time and again research shows that sleep is one of the most important components of well-being. Help your child gently fall to sleep with our collection of bedtime stories.

Bilingual: English and Spanish
¡Hola! It is time to practice your reading in English y en español. Master the art of being multilingual with these fun-to-read books!

Bullying
Bullying can have negative impacts on all involved. Reading about bullying can help children recognize bullying behaviors in themselves and others while learning tools to stop the behavior in its tracks.  

Colors
Identifying colors is an important milestone for many kids. Knowing colors can help children process the world around them. Learn about a variety of hues in this all-encompassing kit.

Count with Me!
Counting is a great way to jumpstart math skills! Count together with easy-to-understand stories covering the 123s.

Diversity
Learning to love each other for our differences is what acceptance is all about. Teach your kids to embrace their own unique them, and others too, with our diversity kit!

Divorce
Getting divorced can affect a family in many different ways. With this kit, we aim to help children identify emotions and nurture their sense of belonging as the family dynamic shifts.

Emotions
Why do we have so many different moods? With materials covering topics from happiness to hurt feelings, this kit can help children understand their emotions and express how they’re feeling in healthy ways.

Grief
Grief is a difficult process to navigate at any age. The books in this kit can help your child understand the stages of grief, and feel safe and supported through trying times.

I’m in Kindergarten!
Starting Kindergarten is a big deal! Help kids feel safe and excited about their new environment with these loveable Kindergarten tales.

Manners
Knowing good manners is a great way to show respect for others, but it also teaches your child that they deserve respect too! This kit covers everything from asking nicely to owning one’s mistakes.

New Baby
Welcoming a baby can be both an exciting and challenging time for kids. The stories in this kit are meant to make children feel secure in their families as they welcome a little one into the mix.

Potty Training
Learning to use the toilet is easy for some and not as easy for others. Through supportive words and images, you can encourage children to navigate the potty at their own pace. 

Pride!
Love is love! Within the pages of these books, learn how to embrace your own unique identity and become an ally to your fellow humans!

Self-confidence
Practicing self-confidence can do wonders for a child’s ability to handle real-world situations. Read through these endearing tales of courage and self-efficacy to help children understand how trying, again and again, can pay off.

Shapes
Triangles, circles, and squares…oh my! Shapes sure are everywhere. Learn the basics in this kit and then practice your skills by identifying the shapes all around you!

Universe
There are so many unanswered questions about how the universe works. Find out about what we do know in this space-themed kit!