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Explore Pre-reading for 1 Year Olds

Now your baby will start exploring his world through movement! Attention spans are diminished now that there is always something more interesting across the room, down on the floor, or up on the table. The best thing you can do is to keep reading time fun.

  • Short active stories may work best - clapping and bouncing songs are great!  If you don't finish a story, that's ok. If your child wants to move around while you read to them, that's ok, too.
  • Familiarity and predictability offer your child comfort, and the best time to learn is when one feels safe and happy.
  • Peek-a-boo books and lift-the-flap books are great now for their surprise element and are fun for both of you to play with.
  • Sign language is a great way to explore words and for your child to be able to express their needs before they can say the words. This is known to increase your child's vocabulary and lessen frustration. Research has shown that learning sign language does not interfere with normal speech development.

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Wonderful Ones Storytime

Library staff share short books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays in a 15 minute session. Followed by 15 minutes of playtime!

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