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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App Talk: Exploring Music (Episode 5)

One, two, cha-cha-cha! Music plays an important part of a child’s development. It helps build their mathematical reasoning, helps build social skills through collaboration and learning to express themselves, and encourages play. This month, Kate from Parr Library showcases two free apps that help you and your child explore music.

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App Talk: Using Apps as a Family (Episode 3)

App Talk took a little break for the summer, but we are back with a brand new episode! In Episode 3, we explore ways to use apps as a family. As you engage in a conversation with your child they are building their narrative and socialization skills. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center has a wonderful […]

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App Talk: Drawing Apps with a Purpose (Episode 2)

In episode 2, App Talk looks at using drawing apps with a purpose. Drawing apps can help build fine motor skills and narrative skills. Make sure that you test out the drawing app before handing it to your child, so that you can make sure the app is simple and easy to use. This month’s […]

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Zero to Three – Let’s Play

Today’s app is a little different – it’s an app for parents to share with their kids!  Do you ever struggle to come up with a creative way to play with your child?  Are you looking for activities for specific situations, like going to the store?  Then check out the Zero to Three Let’s Play app, a […]

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