Just Add Music

I recently wrote about how I use music in story time.  Some recent studies have shown that music help babies learn better.  Maggie Fox of NBC News wrote that “Nine-month-old babies taken through 12 music sessions lasting 15 minutes showed more brain activity than babies who went through play and enrichment sessions without music, the team at the University of Washington reported.” Continue reading

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Getting Crafty

I like crafts although I am not a particularly crafty person.  But when it comes to story time the benefits of adding a craft are many.  Not only is it a creative outlet for both the parent and child it is also a bonding experience to work on the project together. Continue reading