Christine Turner's blog

Let's Eat!

Getting children to eat healthy is not always an easy task; so here are a few books and resources that will make this topic a bit easier to swallow, for both children and parents.  

Too Pickey! Jean Reidy

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A Mother's Love Can Be No Greater

I hope that everyone has a beautiful Mother's Day.

Here are a few books that you might enjoy reading this weekend.

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Families Are Invited To Celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

Families are invited to enjoy a fun shadow puppet show, a craft and and a Thai treat.  

The puppet show will be presented by our Teen Advisory Board. 

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Texas Bluebonnets

As many of you already know bluebonnets are the Texas state flower. Today, in Toddle Time, we had fun learning  the Texas Bluebonnet song.  If you were not able to attend, or would like to extend your experience, I have included resources below.  The best time to see the bluebonnets is during the month of April, but you still might be able to find a few patches here or there. 

Bluebonnet song

1 Little, 2 little, 3 little bluebonnets.
4 little, 5 little, 6 little bluebonnets.
7 little, 8 little, 9 little bluebonnets.
10 little bluebonnets standing tall!

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Encourage Learning with Wordless Picture Books

 

Parents often ask me what they can do to support language development.  Of course, my immediate response is that they should read with their child.  It does not matter if your child is an infant or a student in elementary school; they will greatly benefit from this one on one time.

The next thing that I recommend are wordless picture books. I understand that this idea may seem strange to you.  So, I would like to explain why. Words are not the only way in which we communicate.  Our world is filled with visual images and the ability to understand and communicate using a visual medium is an important pre-reading skill.  

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Thursday, April 26th, Pokemon Club (7 - 10 Year Olds)

 

 

Children ages 7 to 10 years old are invited to join our Pokemon Club.
This meeting will be a great opportunity to meet other players and share ideas. Please make sure to bring your Nintendo DS, games, trading cards, and anything else you would like to share and discuss.

Pokemon Club starts at  4:00 PM
 

 

(CC) Image provided by Flickr member  KayVee.INC.
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Cultivating A Love For The Written Word

A lot of kids don't think they like poetry that is until, they listen to someone read a book that is funny.  So, in honor of National Poetry Month, I would like to highlight two books that will tickle your funny bone. 

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Library Cards Are Not Just For Adults!

 

 

 

 

Do you know that parents can request a library card for their child at any age? 

“The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school.” - The Report of the National Commission on Reading

 

Getting a library card is easy and the first card is free! 

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Baby Sign Language

Knowing how to communicate with your infant/toddler reduces stress for both parent and child.  

Parent Resource Books

Baby Sign Language Basics: Early Communication for Hearing Babies and Toddlers Monta Z. Briant.

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