App Talk: Drawing Apps with a Purpose (Episode 2)

In episode 2, App Talk looks at using drawing apps with a purpose. Drawing apps can help build fine motor skills and narrative skills. Make sure that you test out the drawing app before handing it to your child, so that you can make sure the app is simple and easy to use. This month’s […]

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App Talk: Apps as Inspiration (Episode 1)

App Talk was created to help you think about using tablets as early literacy tools and about mindful family media usage. Each episode will focus on a digital literacy tip. We’ll look a look at helpful app features and resources to help you decide what is best for you and your child. Sometimes that decision is […]

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Library Make: Peppermint Playdough

Let’s use our senses to help boost your child’s literacy skills. Don’t forget an apron, things are going to get a little messy! Sensory play is an important part of your child’s early literacy development. By exploring the world with their senses they are building their vocabulary, strengthening their fine-motor skills and exercising their creativity. We’ll show […]

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Library Make: Alphabet Bunting

Bunting is mere party decoration. Says who? By adding letters onto the triangles of bunting, you can create an interactive literacy craft! Playing with alphabet bunting is a fun way to increase letter recognition, spelling ability, and vocabulary. Attaching the triangles with clothespins allow you to replace letters and create new words. When your child is manipulating the clothespins, […]

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