When you think of a library, you typically picture people quietly reading and librarians shushing whenever their volume reaches a disruptive level. But that’s not the scene at Family PlayShop at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh East Liberty Branch. They welcome talkers! In fact, they encourage it. The children’s area is colorful, bright and noisy, […]
Single mothers are busy. I’m living proof! But that old saying, you can’t pour from an empty cup, rings true in our lives. We owe it to ourselves, and our babies, to practice self-care. And not the buzz word version of self-care. But the holistic word. The self-care that penetrates through making mani and pedi […]
If you’re one of the 100,000 grandparents raising a child in Pennsylvania, you might be looking for some fun – and free – activities to do with your little one. The New York Times reported families spent an average of $958 on summer expenses in 2014. Grandparents or caregivers who want to make the most […]
If you’ve been to a storytime program, you’ve probably seen us pass out scarves, shakers, or other props. They certainly add a fun element, but their value goes well beyond that. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular props and their benefits.
The simple act of reading to your child, even an infant, helps to build their early literacy skills. Those skills will support them when they are old enough to start learning how to read on their own. But, wait! The goodness doesn’t stop there.
It’s a new school year and that means research, science projects and homework. You can find a wealth of information on the Library’s databases, as well as homework help. Read on to learn more.
May 1st through 7th is Screen-free Week! Why not encourage your child to enjoy a few days with no TV, computer or tablet?
Some kids just don’t seem interested in books. So, how do you help your child get over their reluctance? Read on for suggestions and books to help your reluctant reader.
Studies have confirmed that when a child is read to, not only their reading improves – so do their confidence, social skills, vocabulary, and behavior.