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Activities for Babies

A baby's brain more than doubles in size the 1st year. By kindergarten, the brain is the same size as an adult's (and continues developing). Learn the secrets of healthy, happy, early learners with The Very Ready Reader and other programs @ Longview Public Library. Programs run between April 7 and May 9.

Fingerplay Camp

Saturday, April 19th, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
MJO Activity Room

Action rhymes for infants and toddlers (0-3 years) with a parent or caregiver.

Fingerplays or action rhymes such as "Itsy Bitsy Spider" or "I'm a Little Teapot" are wonderful early literacy tools. They enhance your child's gross and fine motor skills, increase vocabulary and language development, grow imagination, teach basic concepts like counting, improve your child's memory, and so much more. The best thing is that the rhymes are a fun way for you talk, sing, and play with your little one. Join Jennifer King for a half hour of rhymes appropriate for babies and toddlers. Bring a favorite rhyme or song to share, and take home some new ones. After the program there will be free time to visit and play with age-appropriate toys in the MJO Activity Room.

Mother Goose Time

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Babies 0-24 months and the grownups who love them will enjoy joining Family Literacy Coordinator Jennifer King for this bouncy, bubbly, book time!
Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., starting April 9th

Fun Hours

No registration necessary!
CChildren 5 & younger with an adult are invited to drop in for these unstructured play dates in a learning-rich pre-literacy environment. Board books, foam blocks, sensory play and more!
Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon

Good Books
for Babies

100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Get a Clue!
Penguins & Snow: board and picture books
Halloween Books for Babies and Toddlers (PDF file)
Panda Pic