22 05, 2020

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten at Home

By |May 22nd, 2020|

We all know a lot has changed in these last few months. Familiarity with things like e-learning, washing off groceries, and wearing face coverings has increased, while things such as in-person playdates or visits to the Library are off-limits for now. Thankfully, many things haven’t changed, such as the

24 10, 2017

Getting Your Little One Ready for Kindergarten

By |October 24th, 2017|

We are often asked here at the Library, “How can I help my child learn to read?” Our answer is, “Read to your child...a lot!” Reading to your child gets them ready to read, exposes them to new vocabulary, helps them understand narrative, and, most importantly, teaches them that reading

5 09, 2017

STEAM in the Kitchen

By |September 5th, 2017|

We’ve moved from the backyard to the kitchen, but we’re still celebrating science and math activities that you can do with your child. There are many activities to do in and around your kitchen to help your child develop math and science literacy.   Magic Milk is

24 08, 2017

Building Literacy through Singing

By |August 24th, 2017|

We clap and sing hello, we clap and sing hello! Did you know that singing is one of the five early literacy practices that you can engage in with your child? Along with reading, writing, talking, and playing – singing is a valuable (and fun!) way to help your

8 08, 2017

A STEAMy Summer

By |August 8th, 2017|

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.

31 05, 2017

Summer Reading Program 2017: Reading by Design

By |May 31st, 2017|

It's the time of year we've all been waiting for... our Summer Reading Program for kids, teens, and adults kicks off on Saturday, June 10! From architecture and engineering to graffiti and street art, this year's Summer Reading theme, Reading by Design, is meant to inspire readers to explore their own creativity.

25 01, 2017

Practical Screen Time Tips for Parents

By |January 25th, 2017|

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

1 11, 2016

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

By |November 1st, 2016|

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

By |January 14th, 2016|

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)

By |November 12th, 2015|

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.

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