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