Don’t Cry, Baby!

Baby tears can mean anything from “I’m tired!” to “I’m hungry!” to “I’m bored!” Babies have a whole range of cries, from tiny whimpers to full-bodied shrieks. These cries are normal, and sometimes inconsolable, but it’s important for parents and other caregivers to distinguish between what’s “normal” and what could indicate a more serious problem. […]

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Literacy Craft: Sight Word Rubbing Cards (LIBRARY MAKE)

It’s no secret, reading and writing go together, but children don’t necessarily need to learn one before starting on the other. Children begin preparing for a lifetime of writing before they write their first letter – sometimes even before they speak their first words. For a child that still has a less than steady grip, […]

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You + Baby = Change

Someone once said, “A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.” No matter how you look at it, having a baby changes everything! Routines can help your family find structure, but what else can you do to manage […]

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Join us at Family Place Playgroup!

Raising children is often full of questions. What should you expect? Is that normal? What do you do next? And, more than anything, who do you ask for help? The Family Place Playgroup at Harrington Library offers parents and other caregivers the opportunity to ask important questions from child development experts. Harrington Library is part […]

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Literacy Craft: Say It Fast Say It Slow (LIBRARY MAKE)

An important part of early literacy is developing your child’s phonological awareness. Combining and separating sounds is a great way to introduce reading. Here is a simple activity you can do with your child. Practice talking by separating the word card and saying the word slowly. You may sound out the letters. Then push the […]

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