The shock of an innocent game of Peek-a-boo is thrilling and exciting for most babies. However, getting startled begins to wear on the psyche of toddlers and preschoolers, making the spooky Halloween season a particularly terrifying one. Fear is a perfectly normal emotion and can help children stay safe and cautiously approach new experiences. By… Continue reading Virtual Sunshine Squad: Be Brave!
Hands-On Busy Bags
Busy bags are little kits of pure 10 minute happiness. They're meant to be stowed away in your diaper bag or purse until that moment when you need a quick distraction for the kids. Another benefit to busy bags? They are educational through play! At my library, I hosted a busy bag party for two… Continue reading Hands-On Busy Bags
Boxes at the ready, get set, GO!
Due to the rave reviews of my colleagues, I decided to follow the massive librarian/parent following behind Drive-In Movies at the library--for the littlest hands. You can find other examples bathing the internet in a sort of brownish, boxy glow here, here, here, here, and here, and probably here. Sweet corrugated biscuits, let's get down… Continue reading Boxes at the ready, get set, GO!