Christine Turner's blog

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.

Houston Grand Opera Will Be @ The Atascocita Branch Library!

 

I am excited to announce that on Monday, April 16th,  Opera to Go will be here to present 'The Clever Wife-A Chinese Folktale' and you are invited to attend. 

You do not want to miss this incredible program which has been created specifically for children and their families.

Learning Through Play, Great Activities for Two Year Olds

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone has heard the phases, "terrible twos."  While it is true that this age is associated with specific challenges, it is also the time when children begin to be more aware of their environment and they are in a stage of discovery. 

You can support your child's learning by providing an interactive environment, in which they will be able to seek out the knowledge that they so desire. The book I have selected suggest activities that encourage play, exploration and discovery.   

The Art of A B C Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concept books are not just for little kids for many reasons, but one of which is that many abc books have been created by some of the most talented photographers, artist and designers in the world. I chose the items below because each book has great appeal with children and they are visually creative. 

Spring into Health

You can support your child's physical, emotional  and mental health by the food and lifestyle choices that your family makes. Here are some great resources which will support you as a parent, and hopefully make your job a little easier.    

Weight Watchers Eat! Move! Play!: A Parent's Guide for Raising Healthy, Happy Kids.

A Hoot and Holler For Owl Books

This week, I wanted to share a few of my favorite owl books with you.  No specific reason really other than the fact that I adore owls.  I hope that you enjoy the stories and illustrations of these delightful picture books. 

To extend your reading experience, you will find project ideas at the end of this blog. I drew the image for my blog and I thought that you might have fun making one too. The information provided describes how to draw an owl.

Pokémon Club this Thursday @ The Library

 

Pokémon Club - Thursday, March 29th @ 4:00 pm

Basic Math Concepts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many children's songs and fingerplays help reinforce basic math concepts. Whenever possible, I incorporate objects that the children can count or other  visual images such as graphs. This not only makes the information easier for children to understand but also allows me to introduce vocabulary. 

At home, parents can help their children by creating activities and games to talk about math. Take children on a nature walk and allowing them to collect items such as, small stones, sea shells or leaves.

Audio Books Playlist For Children

Many of you will soon be celebrating Spring Break. So, I wanted to highlight audio books for young children. The items that I have chosen not only include the picture book, but they also include a musical CD version. I encourage you to try these out during your next car trip.

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