Todo Math

Did you know even babies learn about math?  Daily routines can build math skills, even when you’re not thinking about it.  Children learn about numbers by hearing you count objects, hearing numbers in order, and even talking about things using words like “more.”  Having these skills will help your little one grasp math and reading […]

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Goodnight Safari

Many parents wonder whether sharing stories with their children on tablets or other devices counts as story time or screen time.  Digital books are a great way to provide access to books, especially on the go.  No matter what type of book you use, your story times should include imagination, curiosity, and conversation.  If you […]

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ABC Workbook

Did you know that writing starts with the same simple grasping motion you use to hold a spoon?  If your little one is grasping spoons, toys, and other objects, it’s not too early to introduce early writing concepts.  Writing is so important to your little one’s brain, even when it is just scribbles.  Scribbles on […]

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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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Sports Apps for Families

Yesterday was the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.  To celebrate, check out some of these sports-themed apps.  What’s your favorite Olympic event? The Olympics – Official App for the Olympic Games by International Olympic Committee Ages:  4+ Requires:  iOS 6.0 or later or Android 2.3.3 and up Compatibility: […]

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Travel Apps for Summer Trips

Summer is a great time for road trips and travel.  If you’re looking for some fun travel apps to keep you entertained on the go or at home, check out some of these free travel-themed apps. Kids U.S. Atlas by Planet Factory Interactive Ages:  9 to 11 Requires:  iOS 6.0 or later Compatibility:  iPhone, iPad, […]

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Summer Reading…with Reading Apps!

Summer reading starts today!  For a tech twist on summer reading, try some of these free reading apps to combine learning and fun. Pango Free by Studio Pango Ages:  5 and under Requires:  iOS 4.3 or later or Android 2.2 and up Compatibility:  iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android Explore reading with these interactive stories, featuring […]

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