Literacy Craft: Squishy Sensory Bag (LIBRARY MAKE)

By involving multiple senses to assist children write, draw, or play, they can have tons of fun while practicing fine motor skills. For learners who are just starting to write and draw, this craft is a sensory experiment in trying something new – without the stress of putting pencil to paper. Writing is one of […]

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A Block, a Bandana, and a Box: Why Less Is More When Choosing Toys for Baby

Fred Rogers said, “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.  But for children play is serious learning.  Play is really the work of childhood.”  But why is play so important, and how do you know which toys you should buy for baby? Play is essential for early brain […]

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Reading Baby’s Cues

No matter how cute your newest addition is, you’ve probably had (or will have) your share of baby tears.  Fussing and crying are normal for infants, especially in their first three months of life.  In fact, some experts estimate that the average baby will spend between one and three hours crying every day. Babies cry […]

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Literacy Craft: Color Search Game (LIBRARY MAKE)

In this craft we will build a color wheel and spin it to search for, identify, and talk about objects that match that color. Use full sentences when speaking about the objects and encourage your child to do the same. To incorporate counting, roll a die and search for a certain number of items in the color. Your […]

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Learning with Lullabies

Do you have a favorite song or rhyme that your remember from childhood?  Parents and caregivers have been singing to babies for centuries, and this music is passed down from one generation to the next.  Why not start a musical tradition with your new bundle of joy? Baby brains are already prewired to learn both […]

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