Early Bird Learning Activities

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

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Celebrating AAC, ADHD & Down Syndrome Awareness Months: Activities for early learners & support for caregivers

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris October is a big month! Many kids are excited for Halloween, of course. We finally enter an autumn that will last a while; that’s usually …
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30 things to do with little ones this fall

Fall is festive and fun for families! Your public library and the Collaboration for Early Childhood have curated activities, events, and resources for you and your little ones to make …
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‘Won’t you be my neighbor?’ Videos & activities for early learners

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris “You’ve made this day a special day, by just your being you. There’s no person in the whole world like you, and I like you …
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Talking about emotions: Activities for early learners

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris It’s never too early to talk about emotions with children, even babies and toddlers. The end of summer and start of new autumn routines is …
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Disability Pride Month: Activities for early learners & caregivers

By Shelly Harris, Children’s Librarian July is Disability Pride Month! It’s been celebrated since 1990, when President HW Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, though …
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26 things to do with little ones this summer

Summer is finally, finally here! And with the help of our friends at the Collaboration for Early Childhood, we’ve put together a list of things to do, places to explore, …
A storytime in the park

7 ways to get children on the path to reading: A virtual tutorial for caregivers

By Children’s Librarian Shelly Harris For kids, play is serious learning. That means storytimes are both fun and serious learning! Every class we lead rests on the foundation of the …
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Visiting the Main Library Children’s Services: A virtual tutorial for kids & families

By Children’s Librarian Shelley Harris Sometimes kids and adults get nervous about visiting a new place for the first time. We get it! It can be useful to know what to …