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 toy can be hard, though. Do you need lights, sounds, and motion? Should you choose blocks over electronic buttons?
Join us for Read to the Bump on Saturday, May 18 at 11 AM at Schimelpfenig Library. Our friends from the UTD Center for Children and Families will help us figure out the basics of imaginative play and choosing toys for your little one. You can also participate in a read-aloud to your baby bump, learn and sing favorite rhymes, and talk with new friends about your experiences. We’re here to share great tips on how to read, write, sing, talk, and play with your newest family member.
For more information about play and your child, and even some Plano Library resources, check out our A Block, a Bandana, and a Box blog post. Or, check out some of these great articles:
“Pretend Play,” originally published in Gifts and Decorative Accessories
“The Realities of Play” by Bruce Bower, originally published in Science News
“Coming to Their Senses” by Jennifer Cox, originally published in Today’s Parent
“Let Them Play” by Claire Gagné, originally published in Today’s Parent
“It’s Time to Play” by Dr. Nancy Carlsson Paige, originally published in Mother & Baby
“Make Your Backyard More Fun” by Jocelyn Worrall, originally published in Parents