A Block, a Bandana, and a Box: Why Less Is More When Choosing Toys for Baby

Fred Rogers said, “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.  But for children play is serious learning.  Play is really the work of childhood.”  But why is play so important, and how do you know which toys you should buy for baby? Play is essential for early brain […]

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Reading Baby’s Cues

No matter how cute your newest addition is, you’ve probably had (or will have) your share of baby tears.  Fussing and crying are normal for infants, especially in their first three months of life.  In fact, some experts estimate that the average baby will spend between one and three hours crying every day. Babies cry […]

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Learning with Lullabies

Do you have a favorite song or rhyme that your remember from childhood?  Parents and caregivers have been singing to babies for centuries, and this music is passed down from one generation to the next.  Why not start a musical tradition with your new bundle of joy? Baby brains are already prewired to learn both […]

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Homework Help with Tutor.com

Mixed up in math?  Science got you stumped?  Not feeling right about writing?  Whatever your homework troubles, Tutor.com can help.  Live, online tutoring daily from 2 PM to 11 PM and access to a variety of useful learning resources any time – it’s all free with your library card! Tutor.com Ages:  Kindergarten to adult Requires:  […]

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Babies Change Everything!

Whether this is your first baby or another addition to your existing family, having a baby changes everything.  These changes aren’t bad, but it’s a good idea to be prepared for them. Bringing a new baby into your home means plenty of cuddles and cuteness, but it can also mean fatigue, added work, crying, and […]

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