The Clean Up Blues

It's hard for children to stop what they're doing and move to another activity, especially when they're busy creating. Try these tips to help with the stress of transitions: Give multiple warnings that a transition is about to happen. Talk to them about what to expect during transitions before they occur. Give children enough time […]

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Pick a Song, Any Song

Use this craft the next time you need to fill your day with music! Together with your child, choose your favorite songs to sing. Write the names of the songs on index cards or squares of paper and place them in a box. When your child needs an activity to do, draw one of the […]

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Follow the Words

Print Awareness, or the idea that words on a page carry meaning, is an essential early literacy skill. When your children realize that those words have a message, their curiosity will be piqued and they'll want to find out how to decode the meaning. Write down the words to your favorite nursery rhyme and sing […]

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Free Music from Arapahoe Libraries

Did you know that one of our resources has a way to stream and download free children's music? It's true! The best part: you get to keep the music you download. Freegal Music has two components, streaming and downloading. You can download five songs digital rights management FREE songs to keep FOREVER and stream 3 […]

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Mini Pizzas

Teeny Tiny Foodie has an easy pizza recipe to make with your little ones. Before you start work, talk about each of the pictures with your child. Collect the ingredients and cookware needed together. As you go, point out each step in the picture. See if your child can tell you what they think the […]

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STEAM Heat

Want an easy way to include STEAM into your child's day? We have the answer: cooking! It's as simple as that! Measuring, stirring, heating the oven, following a recipe, adjusting for altitude, chemistry, time needed to cook, and final presentation make Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) exciting and relevant to your child. Interested […]

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This Bread is Bananas

Play to Learn Preschool's Recipe for Banana Bread Not only are there photographs with helpful hints about cooking with preschoolers (the idea about the rubber band and measuring cup, genius!), but there's a helpful step-by-step picture guide for children at the bottom.

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What’s Happening This Winter?

Cabin fever is no joke, but we have what you need to blast those winter blues away! January and February Programs Storytimes for all ages Building Blocks for ages 3 to 5 Storytime Plus for ages 2 to 5 Family Place Play and Learn for ages 1 to 3 Stories and More for ages 0 […]

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