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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Fun with Kitchen Utensils!

November 9, 2020|0 Comments

Your kitchen is chock-full of interesting things and using regular items in a novel way can be a thrill to your preschooler. Varieties of pasta can be sorted, colored water can be [...]

Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Scissor Skills

November 2, 2020|Comments Off on Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Scissor Skills

Putting a pair of scissors in the hands of a preschooler can sound like a scary thing.  But with the right scissors, age appropriate activities [...]

Fitness and Wellness For Your Family

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For over 5 years, the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District has been partnering with Cedar Mill Libraries by bringing information, crafts and activities directly to [...]

Back to School Books and More

August 17, 2020|Comments Off on Back to School Books and More

Summer is almost over and school looks very different this year.  Are you embracing the new reality or in a panic (or a bit [...]

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