Celebrate Asian Pacific Month with us. Enjoy crafts, games and snacks. Thursday, May 17, 3:30pm. Ages 4 and up. Hawaiian dress encouraged.
I hope that everyone has a beautiful Mother's Day.
Here are a few books that you might enjoy reading this weekend.
As many of you already know bluebonnets are the Texas state flower. Today, in Toddle Time, we had fun learning the Texas Bluebonnet song. If you were not able to attend, or would like to extend your experience, I have included resources below. The best time to see the bluebonnets is during the month of April, but you still might be able to find a few patches here or there.
1 Little, 2 little, 3 little bluebonnets.
4 little, 5 little, 6 little bluebonnets.
7 little, 8 little, 9 little bluebonnets.
10 little bluebonnets standing tall!
Parents often ask me what they can do to support language development. Of course, my immediate response is that they should read with their child. It does not matter if your child is an infant or a student in elementary school; they will greatly benefit from this one on one time.
The next thing that I recommend are wordless picture books. I understand that this idea may seem strange to you. So, I would like to explain why. Words are not the only way in which we communicate. Our world is filled with visual images and the ability to understand and communicate using a visual medium is an important pre-reading skill.
A lot of kids don't think they like poetry that is until, they listen to someone read a book that is funny. So, in honor of National Poetry Month, I would like to highlight two books that will tickle your funny bone.
Do you know that parents can request a library card for their child at any age?
“The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school.” - The Report of the National Commission on Reading
Getting a library card is easy and the first card is free!
Knowing how to communicate with your infant/toddler reduces stress for both parent and child.
Parent Resource Books
The Sea of Monsters / Rick Riordan
On Mysterious Monday, April 16, at 4 pm, there will be a caterpillar craft for kids, "What's a caterpillar craft?" You'll have to come and see. On Thursday, April 19, at 4 pm , we're making origami rabbits. Don't forget our new Family Story Time on Saturdays at 3 pm!
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