Great Books to Read to Newborns
Reading books to your infant is as important as reading to them when they are a toddler or young child!
Don't Forget to Sing! Benefits of singing with children
Many people know the benefits of reading to babies and children but what about singing?
All Together Now: How Community Helpers Improve Our Lives
The theme of summer reading is "All Together Now."
Catch Up with Pete the Cat
Check out your favorite Pete the Cat books. Meet Eric Litwin, original author of Pete the Cat, at the Central Library on June 1st.
WHY READ TO MY BABY?
Parents and caregivers are babies’ first teachers. Filling your interactions with lots of loving language nutrition provides the building blocks for your child to be more likely to succeed in school and have more positive social interactions. Reading to babies every day is a great way to do it! Reading to your baby daily:
- Promotes language and brain development
- Provides an understanding of the world that helps to build empathy
- Improves attention, decreases anxiety and behavioral issues
- Helps in the future development of writing and math skills
- Increases chances of graduating from high school and pursuing a college degree
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS & CAREGIVERS
Baby Talk Newsletter February 2022
Baby Talk is a free, one-way listserv that is distributed monthly. Each issue features high quality, readily available, and free resources.
Mother Goose on the Loose Newsletter November 2021
Mother Goose on the Loose (MGOL) is a research-based approach to helping young children learn.
Talk With Me Baby: Learn the Skills
Learn the skills needed to engage with your child every day in conversation.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Commit to reading 1,000 books before kindergarten with your child.