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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Making Music

You don’t have to be a musician to make music with your baby! Sharing music with your child is an important part of his or her development – both in-utero and once baby arrives. Starting a musical tradition with your child is a great way to jump start learning, promote bonding, and build communication from […]

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Literacy Craft: Blue Bird Song (LIBRARY MAKE)

Singing with is a great way to learn language and improve listening skills. Singing often slows down words and sentences making it easier to differentiate individual sounds. Repetition in songs helps with memory and attention. Today we will be making props to help emphasize our Blue Bird song, and encourage interaction. Watch the video tutorial […]

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