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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Free Vision Screenings for Kids 3-7 years

January 14, 2019|Comments Off on Free Vision Screenings for Kids 3-7 years

The Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries are hosting free vision screenings for children ages 3-7 years through See to Read*, a statewide initiative focused [...]

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Preschool Power STEM Storytime- Cookies and Math!

January 2, 2019|Comments Off on Preschool Power STEM Storytime- Cookies and Math!

Today we read books about cookies and had a little math fun, as well. Preschool age kids are learning math concepts all the time and [...]

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Preschool Power STEM Storytime- Snow!

January 2, 2019|Comments Off on Preschool Power STEM Storytime- Snow!

We read picture books about snow. Even simple stories offer lots of opportunities to talk about basic STEM concepts. What is the weather outside today? [...]

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Recommended Read-Alouds for Preschoolers

December 19, 2018|Comments Off on Recommended Read-Alouds for Preschoolers

These are some books that my own children have enjoyed as they were growing up and I wanted to share them with you.  I hope [...]

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