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Recommended Watch: How every child can thrive by five

Recommended Watch: How every child can thrive by five

Molly Wright

“What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?” asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. Breaking down the research-backed ways parents and caregivers can support children’s healthy brain development, Wright highlights the benefits of play on lifelong learning, behavior and well-being, sharing effective strategies to help all kids thrive by the age of five. 

Suttons Bay-Bingham District Library

Suttons Bay-Bingham District Library

Education. Information. Recreation. Culture. Community. It is the purpose of the Suttons Bay-Bingham District Library to provide materials and services which will furnish opportunities for educational, informational, cultural and recreational enrichment to all of the people of the communities served by the library.

By committing themselves to excellence in all facets of the library’s service and operation, the Board of Trustees and Staff of the Library reaffirm the democratic ideals upon which the American Public Library is founded.

231-271-3512

416 Front St, Suttons Bay, MI 49682

information@sbbdl.org

Talking is Teaching

Talking is Teaching

When you talk, read, and sing with your child—even before she can use words—you’re building her brain and helping to prepare her for success in school and in life.

But it may not always be easy to talk to babies, especially when they can’t talk back. To help, we’ve pulled fun tips and resources grounded in the best science, to help you talk, read, and sing with your child every day.

Traverse Area District Library

Traverse Area District Library

TADL’s Main Library promotes reading to children right from birth with their 7-weekly story time programs, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. An ongoing partnership is in place with Born to Read (all free to participate just like our library card). In addition, a new preschool play space in the main library combines play and learning and celebrating Up North culture.

Their vibrant Youth Services department is always buzzing with the hum of readers greeting the fish and skimming the shelves, exploring our play area, craft kits, and events. Check in on our fish anytime with FishCam!

Traverse City Children’s Book Festival

Traverse City Children’s Book Festival

Traverse City Children’s Book Festival is a celebration of children, families, community and literacy, and provides an opportunity to obtain books the kids. It occurs on the 2nd Saturday in November at the TC Opera House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The audience is children, parents, grandparents, writers, book sellers, and anyone interested in early literacy. Typical child age is infancy to 10 years old, but there is fun for all ages including free entertainment and activities. The festival is another community asset promoting early preparation for successful reading.