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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Unplug for the Holidays

With so much tech in our everyday lives, it can be refreshing to step away from the digital world and get hands on. Try out some of those Pinterest crafts for kids; there’s tons! One of my current favorites is the Paper Plate Snowflake Yarn Art. This project really helps develop eye-hand coordination, fine motor […]

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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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