Monthly Archives: November 2015

Babsy B Tip: Housing Your Child’s Library, Part 2

Reading Head Start Shelve books with spines out so that little hands can select books. Space bricks or similarly heavy objects as book ends, so that books stay upright. Your child is learning how to care for books and to … Continue reading

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WOW! Word of the Week: EMBARRASS

Why do you think she felt embarrassed about her socks? I didn’t mean to embarrass you. Why did that situation feel embarrassing to you? What’s another time when you felt embarrassed? I like how you tried not to embarrass your … Continue reading

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Babsy B Tip: Books, Books, and more Books

Reading Head Start: Housing Your Child’s Library Put a box or basket of books in every room and in the bathroom. Keep a container of books in the car. Your child is learning to use books to entertain and occupy … Continue reading

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Ask Babs: Toddler Time Enhanced

Q: How can I interact with my toddler more and on a regular basis? A: Play a Senses Game: Listen, Listen! Sounds All Around! This is a fun and interactive game for you and your infant or toddler to play at … Continue reading

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WOW! Word of the week: FINAL

What’s your final answer about coming with us? You look happy that it’s finally time for dinner! How would you like us to celebrate when it’s finally your birthday? Let’s discuss a final decision about when we’ll go to Grandma’s. … Continue reading

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Babsy B Tip: Readaloud Poems

You can still read aloud if short on time. Read aloud up to 3 enticing poems from any of Babsy B’s poetry collections.  Read each poem twice. Before ending,  invite your child to choose one of the poems to read … Continue reading

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Babsy B Tip: Signage Fun, Part 2

While out for a walk, point and say, “I spy a sign on the car!” Similarly notice signs (license plates) on other cars and vehicles. Help child point out their own car’s sign and tell if on back or front … Continue reading

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WOW! Word of the Week: DISRUPT

We are careful to not disrupt readers at the library. Why is that loud banging disruptive? Our loud talk is disrupting other customers in the store. I wonder if the girl realized she was disrupting our conversation. I hope rain … Continue reading

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Babsy B Tip: Signage fun with your toddler

Reading Head Start: Signage Fun with Your Toddler While out for a walk, point and say, “Oh, I spy a street sign!” Similarly notice other signs, such as: stop sign; yield sign; private sign; house number sign; one-way sign; fence … Continue reading

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Babsy B Tip: Appreciating Oneself

How to Build Your Child’s Appreciation for All He Can Do Hang a full-length mirror on a door or wall in the kitchen or family room. Stand in front of the mirror often with your infant or young child. Wave … Continue reading

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