Birth to Six
Just add water
Cover Art My daughter recently received her first Lego set as a gift, complete with directions that were a little advanced for her. However, she was so excited, we worked our way through them, and by the end she was understanding how things worked. Imagine my surprise when I found that IKEA directions and Lego directions are very similar. So she's now built her first bed frame (with a little help). While there aren't any words, there are sequential and spatial skills that may be developed.

Carry that into the kitchen where we enjoy cooking together. Recipes (another form of directions) are also great for building reading and logic skills. And what about those directions I printed offline to find my way to a play date? All around me I'm finding opportunities to learn and explore together.
 
posted Apr 29, 2013 by Larry Longard

What's new in children's picture books?
Cover Art Don't miss our list of selected New Picture Books. Every two months we update the list with some of the most appealing, eye-catching, and charming books that we have added to our collection.
 
posted Apr 22, 2013 by Amy L.

How to Choose
Cover Art Whether you're a brand new parent or a seasoned picture-book reader, the rows and rows of easy fiction at your local library can seem overwhelming. How do you know if a book will be beneficial as well as fun for your little one? What features make a picture book stand out?

We've put together a list of types of books we think are especially valuable for young readers, from textures to concepts. Use these recommendations as an easy guideline for finding enjoyable and educational picks. And check out our outside link for other great information on choosing picture books for your child.
 
posted Apr 15, 2013 by Anne P.

Welcome to the new Birth to Six!
Notice anything new? We've updated Birth to Six to make it easier to discover how to Talk, Sing, Read, Write and Play Together with children to help them get ready to read. We've also added a new Tech Together page that offers resources for adults about technology and digital media for young children, and redesigned our Stories and Games page. Of course you will still find all our great book lists and information on Storytimes. Please explore our new site and let us know if you have any comments and feedback.
 
posted Apr 9, 2013 by Amy L.

Happy Birthday, Pigeon!
Cover Art The pigeon in the beloved books by Mo Willems has been asking to drive the bus for ten years! Celebrate the pigeon's antics with the Actvity Kit that includes coloring sheets and instructions for drawing pigeon.
 
posted Apr 4, 2013 by Amy L.


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