Communicating with Baby

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

Buckle Up! It’s Going to be a Bumpy Ride!

This week it’s all about THINGS THAT GO!  With that in mind, I thought I would mention car seat safety and how important it is to keep little ones safe and secure.  Kids Safe offers some fabulous tips and resources about car safety.

If you would like professional advice about your child’s car seat the Novi Fire Department provides free child car seat safety checks and installations, seven days a week by babycarseatappointment only. It’s a good idea to have a certified and licensed Child Passenger Safety Technicians provide the most updated information and a free check of your child seat.

We are having lots of fun learning about cars and trains, boats and planes, diggers and bulldozers.  Green means go, red means stop, and yellow means go very, very, slow.  And don’t forget to buckle up — it’s what you gotta do, cause it’s the rule.

Next week – Thanksgiving Week – there will be no story time.  We will start again the week of November 28th.  See you in the Story Time Room.

This week’s handouts:  bt-nov-14-things-that-go  tottime-nov-14-things-that-go

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Extending Story Time – Having Fun Everyday

Upstart created a monthly calendar to help parents and caregivers extend the story time experience of reading, writing, singing, talking and playing.  This fabulous resource offers simple activities you can do at home with your little one.  Science and math ideas are included too.  These activities are fun easy and your child won’t realize they are “learning” and you are “teaching.” Continue reading