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Singing!

Singing helps your child get ready to read! How’s that you ask? Engaging your child in singing everyday is one of five early literacy practices that experts have identified will help your child get ready to read. Songs are a natural and fun way to learn about language.  Singing develops great listening skills and helps […]

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Let’s Play at Madison

We had our first Let’s Play Workshop at the Madison Square Branch on Thursday. Let’s Play is a five week workshop series for 0-5 year-olds and their parents. One of the goals of the workshop is to encourage social and verbal interactions among both parent and children. This was only the first day and parent […]

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Is there an app for that?

It seems there is an app for everything. I recently was alerted of an app from Zero to Three called Let’s Play! I, first, chuckled (since the library has the Let’s Play! Workshops), then looked over the app and decided to download it. The app breaks activities such as chores, boredom busters, meal time and […]

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Reading and your Toddler!

One of the great benefits of working in the library is the access to so many books. I have read to my daughter from the day I brought her home. For a long time, her favorite go-to “toy” was her bucket of books. She’d pull a book or two (or more) out, and we’d sit […]

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Book Help: Can’t get baby to sleep?

Are you awake because baby is too?  Pack up baby and come to the library to take out these books that will help you solve your baby’s sleep problems. Here are some books to read to your baby and toddler: Try these newer books for your 3 to 5 year old: I don’t want to […]

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Fun Songs to Sing

At night, after I’ve gotten all the children tucked into their beds, I love listening to their little voices as they sing themselves (and each other) to sleep. When they were babies, I would rock them and sing them to sleep, and now as they grow older we will sing in the car, or as […]

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Let’s Build!

Come construct some spring break fun at the library!

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Let’s Talk!

When a niece was just a wee baby, her mom (my sister) and she were grocery shopping. My sister talked to my niece about the food they were selecting and asked what other items they should choose. Now, as I mention, my niece was just an infant, and a stranger pointed this out to my […]

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Ha Ha Ha! LaughFest and Your Library

We’ve got funny events for everyone!

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Best Books for Baby?

So, you know that its important to spend time reading with your baby, but aren’t quite sure what books you should be reading? Take a look at a few elements that make a book one of the best books for your baby. Books with bright colors – While their ability to see colors is still […]

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