Do These Books Ring a Bell?

Have you heard about Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy and their annual book award? Every year, CLEL releases a shortlist of 25 high-quality children's picture books in five categories: read, write, talk, sing and play. On February 5, 2018, CLEL chose a winner from each category. See if your favorite made the list…
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A B C D Sing to Me

Spice up your alphabet song repertoire with these variations of everyone's favorite song! "ABC Stop!" Start out singing the alphabet, but yell, "Stop!" at the natural pauses. For example, "A-B-C-D-E-F-G STOP!" Then, do the song, but place the stop at different intervals. "A-B-C-D STOP!" Your children will give you strange looks at first, but they'll…
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These Are Your Teeth on Sugar

Having a hard time getting your children to brush their teeth? Don't get soft, cavities are lurking everywhere! This mom from Feels Like Home decided to show her children the effects pop, juice and water will have on eggs. I'd love to see the experiment done with milk, coffee and tea, too. Have you done…
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Healthy Smiles Go for Miles

February is National Children's Dental Health Month, so let's keep those pearly whites shining bright! Let's find out how to keep your children's teeth looking their very best: Mouth Healthy, by the American Dental Association, has an FAQ about teeth for babies to six years old. They also cover common dental concerns and what to…
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The Olympic Mascot in Action

Watch this video to introduce your child to the 2018 Winter Olympics! Soohorang the White Tiger sails through a sampling of Olympic events. Say the names of the sports to your child during the video. When you're through watching, talk about how each sport is played. You'll get your child excited about the Olympics and…
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On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!

February is off and running, so let's discover our Activities category in the picture book section! Want to get your Olympic spirit fired up? Thinking about starting your little one in dance lessons? Are your children into cooking, reading, art or Skyping with Grandpa? Then Activities is the place for you! What is your child's…
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App Review: Monster Mingle

Exercise those fine motor skills necessary for writing with the app, Monster Mingle! This silly, colorful and bouncy app opens with the beginnings of a monster for your child to build. Using their finger, your child guides the monster around the open scene, finding food and new monster parts along the way. Test out new…
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