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Physical activity is important for the health and well-being of children.  Not only does staying active help children keep fit, but it helps children form active habits!

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When is the last time you talked to a children’s librarian? If it’s been a while, this is a great time to strike up a conversation. You’ll be surprised at the innovative activities, programs, and services children’s librarians offer young children, and families.

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Young children learn to think in new ways when they imagine, guess, describe, and wonder. Engage your child's curiosity with these books. 

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A powerful way to interest young children in reading books is to make books about their routines, life events and vacations. 

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As children listen to poetry, they hear rhythms, sounds, and language patterns important for literacy development. 

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When you talk to your child, you support her language development. Think of what you are saying from your infant or toddler’s point of view.

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When you read with your child, you cozy up with him and a good book because it’s fun. The time spent together is irreplaceable.

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Observation is an important science skill that includes far more than simply looking at an object.  Here are nine picture books that you can read with children to help sharpen these skills.

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Each young child is unique, with a wide range of interests and abilities. The characters in these stories are a little bit different, but all find ways to stay true to themselves.

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There are many ways to enjoy reading with your child. Here are a few ways to make reading a fun part of your everyday life.

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