There are many ways to promote and encourage your child’s creativity at home. The good news is, you don’t need to call in HGTV to redesign your home to create an arts and crafts studio! Here are some ideas that can be done on a budget at the kitchen table or outside on the driveway or picnic table. Of course, if you do have the space and resources to create an art space at home go for it! Here are some aspects of learning and development that you may want to consider when gathering your art materials.[Read more…] about Arts and Crafts at Home
We’re thrilled to announce our new badge program for children ages 3—5: Let’s Play School!
With Let’s Play School children can complete challenges to earn cloth patches, and they’ll have fun while working on core language, motor, and cognitive skills.
Visit your branch to pick up Let’s Play School activity cards or download them from our website. Check our Events calendar, too, for information on special Let’s Play School storytimes taking place at our branches.
Baby Sign Language is a unique form of wordless communication that lets babies as young as six months old, express to their caregivers their wants or needs. Non-verbal young children usually cry when trying to communicate and cannot be understood. However, learning and using Baby Sign Language will break the communication barrier, and the crying and frustration between the young child and their caregiver will disappear. When using Baby Sign Language with your child you are helping to create a connection. [Read more…] about Discover Baby Sign Language
Looking for a compromise between the Frozen soundtrack and NPR (or Naptime Public Radio as the kids call it these days*)? Well look no further.
With more ways to access podcasts than ever before (I’m looking at you Pandora), engaging children in oral storytelling is easy-peasy lemon-squeezy these days. Whether your podcast agenda is audio learning, mindful moments, or just plain entertainment, we have a suggestion for you.
Move over Elsa, we’re letting it go with captivating podcasts you AND your preschooler will enjoy. [Read more…] about Podcasts for Preschoolers
We’ve expanded Sensory Storytime to five branches: Langhorne, Levittown, Doylestown, Quakertown, and Yardley-Makefield! [Read more…] about Sensory Storytimes Now At Five Branches!
These free online resources feature e-books, e-audiobooks, and storybook videos that are perfect for young readers. [Read more…] about E-Books and E-Audiobooks for Kids
Children are naturally active, but like adults, they’ll move more if they’re having fun doing it. If you’d like to encourage your child to get physically [Read more…] about Roar like a Lion, Jump like a Frog
It’s back-to-school time, and if we could, we’d give you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils to celebrate. [Read more…] about Back to School? These Student Resources Can Help.
With studies showing that children spend from 36 to 44 hours a week with electronics, there’s little time left for being outdoors. [Read more…] about Getting Kids Back to Nature