Early Bird Learning Activities

Miss Shelley shares books, activities, videos, and resources to help children on the path to reading.

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Collaborating for success: Supporting early learners & caregivers

By Shelley Harris, Children’s Librarian By now, you’re very familiar with our new Early Bird Learning video series, right? Each week we share a new video, alternating between content to watch ...
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Introducing Early Bird Learning videos

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris Let’s take a walk through memory lane! In January 2016, Jenny (pictured above with Ruthie the camel) and I launched the Early Bird Reader program, ...
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Learning through gardening: Videos & activities for early learners

by Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris Have you ever explored the little side yard of the Maze Branch Library (pictured above)? It’s not exactly quiet, because it’s right next to the ...
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Exploring social-emotional learning: A new virtual tutorial for caregivers & early learners

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris At the library, we often hear from parents, teachers, and other caregivers that social-emotional learning (SEL) is important to you. What exactly is SEL? Let's ...
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Spring sensory play: Videos & activities for early learners

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris Play is how kids learn. We say this so often because it’s one of the most important things for adults who raise or work with ...
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April is Autism Acceptance Month

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Did you know that April is Autism Acceptance Month? This month devoted to celebrating autistic people and autistic experiences was created 11 years ago by ...
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Nature fun: Videos & activities for early learners

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Jenny and I are huge fans of nature programming at the library. We’ve offered nature classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, elementary-aged kids, and kids of ...
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Women’s History Month: Videos & activities for early learners

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris How young is too young to introduce kids to history? There’s no such thing as too young! There are so many delightful and age-appropriate ways ...
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