A Tour of the Soho Center
Soho Center's 6,500 sq. ft. facility includes a 2,500 sq. ft. Training Classroom / Resource Library
Soho's Resource Library includes over 20,000 children's books - many in multiple
editions and from different decades.
collection includes a wide variety of related props and learning
materials to promote children's literacy and love of literature.
Soho's Training Classroom / Resource Library includes thousands of
non-fiction children's books and related educational materials
Sections of the non-fiction collection (a portion of which is shown above) are devoted to animals, archaeology, geography,
Native Americans, American history, diverse cultures, earth sciences, nature studies, weather, space, seasons, habitats,
anatomy, and science projects. Several examples follow . . .
Books on early mankind, archaeology, skeletons, and bones (with related materials)
A part of the science section, here featuring astronomy and rocks and fossils
Birds and birds' nests above and the horse section of the animals collection
Part of the Native American section
A selection from the Architecture section
Part of the "found nature" collection
Books on science projects, health, first aid, and bodies - with related
educational materials (microscopes, magnets, first aid kit, etc.)
Some of Soho's resources for teaching math concepts, including telling time, measurement, weight, fractions, money, and graphing
The math section includes a collection of math-related children's books for toddlers through middle school
Demonstration area for early writing skills, shapes and patterns, and small motor skills
because reading and writing go hand in hand
The block area (designed to attract both boys and girls) includes children's books on transportation,
farm animals, and starting school - plus related props.
Part of Soho's collection of "board books" to introduce very young children to picture book reading
Back room - more resources for teacher training and to support children's development
90 drawers of additional educational resources - from art supplies and multi-purpose puppets to animal tails and doctor bags
A-B-C books, "word" books, children's dictionaries and thesauruses plus books on punctuation and idioms
Soho's conference room with a collection of teacher training and parent education books
Another view of the conference room
Samples in the Resource Library of the hundreds of thousands of quality children's books that the Soho Center
donates to Head Start, Boys & Girls Clubs and other after-school programs, home-visiting programs,
hospitals, and other child-related organizations to promote children's literacy and a love of books
Soho's large-scale Book Giveaways are done from Soho's warehouse.
To see it in operation and Head Start children receiving books, please click here
Soho's media facility has broadcast-level post-production video capabilities, including two Lightworks systems
Over the years, Soho's Resource Facility has been used for a variety of training sessions for child care providers and parents
A teacher training collaboration can include actual demonstrations of excellent teaching - with the option of
full broadcast-level video documentation and post-production for outreach
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