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Calling all parents and caregivers! Want to learn some new techniques for fostering literacy skills in young children? Consider registering for the Books Aloud! program. This… continue reading 2011-2012 Books Aloud! Workshops Have Begun

By written by Sarah S.    October 20, 2011    4

Parkway Central Children’s has recently added more than 30 brand-new books in Hindi. A few are even bilingual Hindi/English, so you can enjoy them even if you don’t read Hindi. The… continue reading New Hindi books for Children

By written by Sarah S.    October 11, 2011    2

Do you have a preschooler and live in the Northeast?  Think about stopping by the Lawncrest Library on Rising Sun Avenue.  Besides offering a wide variety of children’s books and… continue reading Preschool Spotlight on...Lawncrest Branch's Preschool Programming and Branch Head Debra Mikus

By written by Sarah S.    October 5, 2011    1

  Childhood development experts recommend limiting “screen time” for preschoolers, and for them, screen time refers to any time plopped in front of an electronic device, whether… continue reading Raising a Reader: Early Literacy iPad Apps

By written by Sarah S.    September 27, 2011    4

Raising a Reader--Phonological Awareness Are you trying to raise a reader? One of the key skills young children develop on their way to reading success is phonological awareness, or the ability to… continue reading Raising a Reader: Phonological Awareness

By written by Sarah S.    September 21, 2011    2

Parkway Central Children’s has recently acquired a collection of Children’s books in French that are both classic and popular.  These beautiful books include tales from Tomi… continue reading New French-language Books for Children

By written by Sarah S.    August 31, 2011    2

Twitter, the microblogging site that allows anyone and everyone to share their opinion on issues large and small, has been in the news quite a bit the past few years. From Kanye West’s… continue reading Twitter for Parents and Caregivers of Young Children!

By written by Sarah S.    May 12, 2011    7

The Very Hungry Caterpillar was one of my favorite books as a child, and when I stumbled across this video of author and illustrator Eric Carle explaining the idea behind the popular book I was… continue reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar

By written by Sarah S.    April 26, 2011   

Are you trying to raise a reader ? Even babies and toddlers who can’t talk yet are learning skills that will make them better and more enthusiastic readers. By inspiring and encouraging… continue reading Raising a Reader: how encouraging play wires stronger brains

By written by Sarah S.    April 19, 2011    3

Narrative skills-- the ability to tell or retell a story, or to narrate a series of events --are key pre-literacy skills that every child needs in order to become a motivated and successful… continue reading Raising a Reader: how picture books help develop narrative skills.

By written by Sarah S.    April 5, 2011   

Looking for quirky, fun ideas for storytime?  Just ask Northeast Regional’s Christine Cornwall, and you’ll be amazed at what she comes up with!  Christine has worked in the… continue reading Preschool Spotlight on…Children’s Librarian Christine Cornwall at Northeast Regional Library

By written by Sarah S.    February 24, 2011    2

Although small children live their lives in the here and now, it’s never too early to start sharing our past with them.  The story of the African American people is fundamental to… continue reading Celebrating Black History Month with Preschool Children

By written by Michelle S.    February 4, 2011    3

Books Aloud! is the Free Library’s early literacy program. The goal of the program is to encourage parents and child care providers to READ, SING, PLAY, TALK, and WRITE with children in the… continue reading Early Literacy Sparks Life Long Learning

By written by Jennifer W.    February 1, 2011    4

This Sunday, January 30, Wonder Spark Puppets will visit the library to present the classic tale Little Red Riding Hood. The puppet show will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Montgomery Auditorium. This… continue reading Puppet Show!

By written by Jennifer W.    January 25, 2011   

New Year’s Resolutions can be great ways to add new things into your life. This year try to find a time each day when you and your children can share books. Try out one of these times and… continue reading New Year’s Resolution – Share Books with Kids!

By written by Chris C.    December 30, 2010    1

The holiday shopping season is in full swing in Philadelphia. As you think about the children in your life, remember books can be really fun gifts, too. Below are some recommendations of books… continue reading Give the Gift of Books

By written by Sarah S.    December 1, 2010    6

Thanksgiving is once again upon us! But before you succumb to pre-shopping anxiety and turkey-induced food coma, don’t forget about sharing the spirit of the season with the little ones.… continue reading Celebrating Thanksgiving with Your Preschooler

By written by Sarah S.    November 22, 2010    4

Looking for some great kid-tested, librarian-approved books for autumn? The children's librarians at the Free Library have put together a list of a few of their favorites. … continue reading Autumn Books, Songs, and Rhymes for Kids

By written by Sarah S.    October 28, 2010   

It’s been a week and people are still talking about the New York Times article titled " Picture Books No Longer a Staple for Children ," which ran on October 7, 2010. From the more… continue reading Children and Reading

By written by Sarah S.    October 19, 2010