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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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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 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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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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Speech Development and Children

Learning how to talk is an important journey that little ones take in their early development and as they prepare for literacy. Some children may experience more difficulty, while others will develop ahead of the curve. Some factors that may affect the different ways in which young ones learn include: gender, how many languages being […]

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Fun Toys for Play

If you go to any local store and look in the toy department you might be overwhelmed with the choices. I have highlighted five fun toys for play with children, including some that you can make on your own. Blocks are great for getting the creative juices going. Building towers and knocking them down, or […]

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Really!? all that happens at a storytime class?

What’s so special about pre-reading classes at the library? We have trained and enthusiastic staff to help your child get ready to read and we know your child will learn so much each week, that’s why! These fun hour long classes include reading, writing, playing, talking and singing: Sing: We use egg shakers, bells, rhythm […]

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Parenting is hard

Even I know that and I’m not a parent!  There is no one manual given to you when you become a parent that tells you exactly what to do and when to do it.  But there is one place where you can gets lots of great information to help you on your parenting journey: the […]

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