Literacy Craft: Gingerbread Baby (LIBRARY MAKE)

Ready to craft a creative holiday treat? This Library Make episode features a a book and craft combo sure to bring a smile! Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett is a fabulous book with delightful illustrations sure to spark your little one’s imagination. Aim to practice three early literacy skills with this fun activity: reading, talking, […]

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Literacy Craft: Board Game (LIBRARY MAKE)

Time for a family game night! Does your family play board games together?  Playing together not only strengthens your family, but board games have great lessons for kids, lessons like counting, patience, taking turns, and fair play! Counting happens to be an important pre-literacy skill, so in this tutorial we’ll show you how to make […]

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Building Blocks of Learning

Space explorer Anousheh Ansari will be visiting Haggard Library on Saturday, November 4 to share her experiences in space.  Did you know that you can start your little one on the path to a STEM career with something as simple as block play? There are 8 major stages of block play, ranging from simply discovering […]

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Literacy Craft: Sensory Learning Cards (LIBRARY MAKE)

As learners, we all react to using our senses differently when discovering new things. Traditional learning usually involves just sight and hearing, but this DIY learning craft uses your little one’s sense of touch to aid in learning shapes and more! In the DIY cards, three senses are exercised to help master shapes, numbers, and […]

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Literacy Craft: Mini Puppet Stage (LIBRARY MAKE)

Of the five early literacy practices recommended to parents – talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing – playing is one of our favorites.  Through creative play, your child can explore the world in a safe space, and by playing pretend, your child can practice telling stories.  The ability to tell a story, AKA narrative skills, […]

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