In the wonderful world that my nephew lives in, I can thoroughly understand his incessant 3-month old babble. Speech development is one of the cornerstones of literacy and much like rolling over or walking, every child develops at their own pace. There are a number of factors that may affect development including: gender, how many languages […]
Grand Rapids, MI, has a strong Dutch and Christian background, and this tradition carries into the modern day. However, Grand Rapids is becoming steadily more diverse, and the city’s religious institutions have grown to reflect that.
If you go to the toy department of your local stores, you might be overwhelmed with the variety of choices. What should you get? Here are some suggestions from the library. Blocks are great for getting the creative juices going. Building towers and knocking them down, or building a house, helps children work on their […]
Kent County provides a myriad of resources for parents and children in areas such as family health, food, child care, and literacy. Below is a list of various community resources whose mission is to grow healthy families and help children thrive. For: General Information about Community Resources The United Way 2-1-1 service provides Information and […]
Kids can take part in science experiments, art, writing and craft activities.
A community exhibit honoring Day of the Dead
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Guest post by intern Abby Geluso We all know the Miss America pageant, right? The one the nation watches with rapt attention as fifty-two young women strut across the stage, dazzling the crowd with their smiles, sequins, and charm. For most of the country, that’s all there is to the pageant…and to the women. For too […]
You may think you know Michigan, but are you familiar with the 30,000 tiny islands in the Great Lakes Basin?
The Grand Rapids Public Library is the place to get back to your roots or branch out and explore. You know we have books, music, movies, and research databases. Here is a list of interesting programs and services we offer that you might not know about. Try one today! Children (Birth – 5) TumbleBook Library […]
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