What is my baby trying to tell me??

Babies hear and understand the spoken word before they’re able to talk.  Try communicating in baby sign language, and both you and your baby will benefit! Baby sign language provides simplified signs (distinct from American Sign Language) that can help strengthen communication between baby and parent. Signs such as “milk,” “more,” “book, and “finished” are […]

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Summer Reading Lists!

In summer, there are more requests for reading lists.  While we encourage parents to allow children to select books on their own and read for pleasure, it can be helpful to get suggestions. To that end, here are a few summer book lists from reputable sources: The Association for Library Service to Children provides downloadable reading […]

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They All Saw a Cat

They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel It’s all about perception in this picture book about a cat who “walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears and paws…” The cat is seen by a child, a fish, a dog and more.  Each creature views the cat through different eyes, whether it be blurry, […]

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1,000 Books!

Plano Public Library is joining with 1000 Books Before Kindergarten to encourage parents and caregivers to read aloud to newborns, infants and/or toddlers.  Reading regularly to your preschooler helps prepare them for success in kindergarten. The early literacy goal:  Read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten!  (If you read just one book a night, you will […]

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