It’s important for kids to have a pet so they have someone to blame. I’m kidding! But there are a bunch of reasons why kids and pets are a great combination. One Green Planet recently shared an article with 20 reasons why it is important to raise kids around animals. Continue reading
We are taking a two week break! Our regular Story Time schedule will begin again on Monday, February 20th. Why is there a Story Time break? The break allows the presenters to prepare for the next session. It is always our goal to offer the best story time experience. This takes intentional planning. Continue reading
Can screen time be story time? Yes! Used appropriately, technology can be just as effective as reading a print book. Apps and e-books, also known as digital media, offer the same benefits. We know the importance of reading to children beginning at birth. Digital media offers parents and care givers access to an online library of hundreds of books.
American Sign Language or ASL is a great way to “talk” to your baby and for baby to talk to you. Babies are able to recognize words and meanings long before they can form words. For instance, they learn to wave bye bye before they can say bye bye. So using sign language to communicate makes a lot of sense.
Did you know that using sign language helps children learn to speak sooner? Continue reading
If you have attended story time recently you may have noticed the addition of a screen and iPad in the Story Time Room. It makes sense that we have added technology – libraries provide access to information and in this digital age that means through the use of technology, computers and other devices. Continue reading
It’s the time of year for gift giving. And isn’t true that little ones like the box the gift came in more than the gift itself. Turns out that is a good thing. Playing with an empty cardboard box increases a child’s spatial awareness, imagination and offers a sense of empowerment. Continue reading
Time for bed. You’re ready, little one is not. Establishing an evening routine will make the transition to bedtime a lot easier for both of you. I think the best bedtime routine includes reading a book or two, but that’s up to you.