Saturday, September 29, 2012

Baby Play
In keeping with providing information on activities and child development weekly, I found a great website with lots of easy-to-do-at-home activities for you and your baby. This was an especially exciting discovery for me because in the next couple of months, I will be gearing up for the library's first ever Baby Bounce!  This program, slated for December 6, at 5:30 p.m. will be for babies ONLY. It will be a great chance to connect with and focus on just the baby of the family, while gaining information about child development and having lots of fun with stories and activities geared to babies birth to 12 months.

Enjoy the site.  You may see some of these activities in December!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dragon Days Pictures

Sabrina Offutt breathes fire at Dragon Days.
Another fire-breathing dragon!

Knights and princesses take aim to pop bubbles.
Peekaboo! at the puppet theater.

Privett's work to create fire.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Motor Milestones

This website has lots of low-cost activities... many of which work on motor skills.

How can you support your child's early motor development?  Here's a nice printable about the reasons some of the activities we naturally do with babies can be so beneficial.

The following is a link to a great articles about what motor milestones to expect when.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Reading Aloud to Your Child

While this Friday's post doesn't specifically outline what to expect when as far as development, it does focus on how to help your child to develop to his/her fullest potential through reading aloud. As we know from our Summer Reading Program, many of you are already reading aloud to your children.  Are you making the most of that time?  Take a look at this blog for pre-reading, reading and post-reading ideas.