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!
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Kids love to play dress up. That’s probably why Halloween is such a popular time of the year (yes, and the candy). Did you know this kind of pretend play is important for children’s development? Continue reading
Is it diaper changing time…again? Baby is on their back and looking up at you. Now what? Talk and sing! Diaper changing is the perfect opportunity for emotional bonding with your baby while you work on the early literacy practices of talking and singing! Continue reading
It seems that everyone is in full Halloween mode this time of year. With ghosts and goblins in the grocery stores and witches and mummies in schools and other public areas, toddlers see the fun building all around them. As much as they would like to participate in the festivities, not all little ones are ready or prepared for this kind of Halloween fun. Continue reading
Did you know that picture books introduce children to words that are not heard in every day language? Hearing these rare words increases their vocabulary knowledge and will help with reading comprehension later on. So what can you do to increase this knowledge? Continue reading
Here at the Library we are always talking about those oh so important skills to help your child get ready to learn to read. Talking, reading, writing, singing and playing all play a role in building literacy skills. You get all of these at story time but what can you do at home? Continue reading