Sunday, September 9, is Grandparents Day and grandparentsday.org says “do something grand.” There are so many cute ideas to celebrate with another generation. And, guess what, it’s good for their health. Sharing care duties, playing, reading, socializing and laughing are key components to living healthy life. Continue reading
What exactly are fine motor skills anyway? It’s the ability to use the smaller muscles in fingers, hands and wrists. Fine motor development is an important skill for kids. In a recent article on ABC Radio Melbourne teachers expressed concern for the iPad generation and their readiness to write. They believe there is a decline in fine motor skills because kids aren’t holding crayons and coloring or using scissors to cut as much as they had in the past. Continue reading
Story time at the Library can sometimes be “SRO” or “standing room only.” We hate to turn anyone away because it is our mission to expose children to those all important early literacy skills of talking, reading, writing, singing and playing. With this in mind we have added a new collection of Story Time Backpacks. Continue reading
Parents ask me all the time. When will my child talk. Or they’ll tell me, with a worried expression, “they aren’t saying anything yet.” Often, in story time, parents see other children reaching milestones that perhaps their child is not. I’m here to tell you…don’t worry! Continue reading
We live in an amazing age of technology with new and exciting digital resources to discover. In order to help parents and caregivers, I share the best of what I find each week in Story Time. Last month, for our Bedtime Story Time Media Moment, I shared an innovative new app with our classes. It’s called Novel Effect . Continue reading
Many young children can have a hard time just sitting and listening for 30 minutes at story time–it’s a lot to ask of their little bodies and brains. That’s why we love to incorporate music and movement in all of our story times!
This approach is called Continue reading