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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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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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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