RAISING READERS @ YOUR LIBRARY It's never too early to help your child learn skills to become a reader. Research shows that children learn skills that get them ready to read years before they start school. How? By talking, reading, singing, playing and writing with your child! You can find out more about Every Child Ready to Read at the Library. Or check out Ready 2 Read! brought to you by the Montana State Library for more ideas of activities you can do with your child.
BABY BRAINS Recent research findings and insights into the human brain make one thing is clear--the first five years of life are critical for brain development. What can you do to promote brain growth? Take a look at Zero to Three for some fascinating information.
Zero to Three's Baby Brain Map
MEDIA GUIDELINES Media is fun and kids enjoy it. Adults do, too. But there is so much out there it's hard to keep track of and know what to do. The Library has a printable handout with general guidelines for children. Additionally, there are a couple of websites worth looking at that specifically review books, movies, and websites. Take a look at some of the links below.
Common Sense Media