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Reading & Writing

Many families are familiar with classic books like Goodnight Moon and read them over and over with their very youngest children. Here are some more recent titles and reissues you and your baby will both love.

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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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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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Books, activities, and ideas as you and your child explore and observe nature together.

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

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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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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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Ideas to find inexpensive books and surround children with a variety of books to encourage a love of reading. 

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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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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 that last into adulthood. Physical activity also helps children develop large and small muscle skills that form the basis of their ability to be active later. 

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