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Mother's Day

I never thought I’d be a mother. I didn’t even have a true interest in getting married. In years past, I’d dated and had a couple longterm relationships. 362 more words

Mom

Digital Poetry Anthology 2017!

Hi everyone!

I don’t know about you, but I am SO excited about the Poetry Picnic tomorrow!

We spent most of April writing poems in the library about all kinds of topics and using all kinds of forms–and they’ll be on display outside the library in time for the picnic. 112 more words

They All Saw A Cat

Fridays at the library are “Small Fry Fridays”. Tiny humans and their grown ups line up at the doors awaiting a morning filled with stories, maker crafts, snack and free play. 275 more words

Library

Come to the Castle!

It’s time to “Come to the Castle” and hear stories from the King. We can’t wait to share both this theme and these stories with you. 187 more words

FirstLook

Not Parenting: Giving a Kid Space

Everybody needs space for themselves. Everybody.  For kids, I have incorporated it with these two methods.

  1. Independent Play. Find a time during the day for each person to do separate activities.
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Childcare

A Picture in Time: Writing Anecdotal Notes

A well written anecdotal note draws a picture of a child’s development in a moment in time.  Many early childhood curriculums use observation to document a child’s development.   954 more words

Child Care

What’s in a Name? (Part 1)

Activities that incorporate each child’s name can support learning in several developmental areas.  Think about the daily routine.  How many times a day is a child exposed to their name or each child’s name. 162 more words

Child Care