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8 08, 2017

A STEAMy Summer

Even though our Summer Reading Program is over and school is right around the corner, there is still plenty of time, and many ways, to celebrate all things STEAM! Science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities are easy to accomplish right in your house and also in your backyard.

25 01, 2017

Practical Screen Time Tips for Parents

I have always valued the screen time guidelines set out by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as a way to promote the values of literacy and healthy media use. Before becoming a parent I intended to follow these guidelines to the letter. Yet like so many of the lofty

24 01, 2017

Reading Digital Picture Books with Your Child

When it comes to interactions with your child, reading is one of the best things you can do with them – whether you’re reading board books, picture books, or even a grocery list, this activity is important to their early literacy development. The physical acts of sharing print books –

1 11, 2016

Read, Write, Play, Sing & Talk @ the Library

The five early literacy practices get your child ready to read, are easy, fun, and can be done right in our Preschool Pavilion! Our Picture Book Notebook has booklists by subject matter. Read: This one is kind of a no-brainer, since you’re surrounded by books! Check out the Picture

14 01, 2016

Preschool & Early Childhood Fair at DPL

As parents of young children, we have all navigated a variety of issues. Remember sleep training? Did you use Ferber or Weissbluth? Introducing vegetables? Broccoli, meet floor! The potty? To bribe or not to bribe, that is the question. If you’re like me, you probably consulted books here at the Library

12 11, 2015

Building Literacy: The 5 Practices (Part 3 of 3)

In this series, we have been examining practices that will help you raise a reader:  reading, writing, singing, playing and talking. These easy- and fun-to-do practices are the early literacy building blocks. Today’s post on writing may surprise you, as there’ll be very little writing involved! Write with your child.

20 10, 2015

Building Literacy: The 5 Practices (Part 2 of 3)

A few months ago, I wrote about the building blocks of literacy:  five practices that will help get your child ready to read! These practices couldn’t be easier or more fun:  you just read, write, sing, play and talk with your child. In this post, we’ll look at the verbal

25 08, 2015

Building Literacy: The 5 Practices (Part 1 of 3)

The building blocks of literacy are five practices that are fun, easy-to-do, and – the best news is – you’re already doing them! Yep, you heard right:  if you play, talk, sing, write, and read to your child, you have already put the building blocks of literacy in place. Those