Playing together is tons of fun, but did you know that it’s also the very best way to help your little one learn? In fact, many experts agree that play may be our brain’s favorite way to learn new things. Children use playing to help stimulate their minds and make new connections. Choosing the right […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]