BirthtoFive_newpicmonkeyBirth to age 5 is a critical time of learning and growth. Your child’s brain is born ready to learn with 100 billion neurons, and by age 5, her brain is 90% of its adult size! Lots of learning is packed into the first 5 years. You are your child’s first and most important teacher.  Children learn best through everyday moments spent with you. Young children learn by using all of their senses, so everyday activities (that might seem boring to adults) are not only stimulating, they’re wonderful opportunities to learn.

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Bullying Resources: Young Kids

March 16, 2017|0 Comments

Bullying goes beyond the occasional name-calling or teasing; it is repeated and deliberate name-calling, physical attacks, and exclusion. Deborah Carpenter's article "How to Handle Preschool Bullies" explains [...]

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Free Parent Talk: Parenting in an Age of Digital Attachment

February 27, 2017|Comments Off on Free Parent Talk: Parenting in an Age of Digital Attachment

Technology is here to stay and is a part of all our lives. Come for a far-from-anti-technology talk geared toward what your child is facing [...]

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Yum, Yum Baby! Early Literacy Activities at the Grocery Store

February 21, 2017|Comments Off on Yum, Yum Baby! Early Literacy Activities at the Grocery Store

Exposing your children to the world around them and talking about what they observe helps build their early literacy skills while going about your daily [...]

Let’s Take This Outside

February 10, 2017|Comments Off on Let’s Take This Outside

Inside of a library are lots of books to befriend. But what if you can’t get to a library? Thanks to library outreach volunteers, readers of all ages can enjoy the library’s treasures, even if they can’t get to the library.

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