Many parents teach signs to their young children before they are able to speak. If you'd like to try signing with your baby, we have materials that can help you get started. Below are some suggested books and DVDs that can be found in the Parenting section in the Children's Department.
Baby signing: how to talk with your baby in American sign language by Andrea Fixell and Ted Stafford
Program Date: Tuesday, August 16 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Program Date: Saturday, August 13, Noon-2:00 PM
Storytimes will be at 11:00AM and 1:00PM.
Program Date: July 5, 10:00AM
The art book for children by text by Amanda Renshaw and Gilda Williams Ruggi
How to read a work of art by Laura J. Hensley
Art that moves: animation around the world by John Bliss
Exploring the life, myth, and art of India by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
Alex Fitzgerald's cure for nightmares by Kathleen Krull; illustrated by Wendy Edelson
Another day in the Milky Way by David Milgrim
Ben's dream: story and pictures by Chris Van Allsburg
The Berenstain bears and the bad dream by Stan & Jan Berenstain
The adventures of Marco and Polo by Dieter Wiesmüller; translated from the German by Beate Peter
All aboard!: a traveling alphabet by concept by Chris L. Demarest; illustrated by Bill Mayer
Bee & Bird by Craig Frazier
How to travel with grownups by Elizabeth Bridgman; pictures by Eleanor Hazard
12 fabulously funny fairy tale plays by Justin McCory Martin
15 Plays for Beginning Readers Famous Americans by Carol Pugliano-Martin
The abandoned lighthouse by Albert Lamb; illustrated by David McPhail
Stellar stargazer! by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser
The bedtime book for dogs by Bruce Littlefield; illustrated by Paul S. Heath
Hey Kids! Are you a lover of animals? If so, check out these awesome animal books and get your Animal Lover Badge.
My farm friends by Wendell Minor
Chicken, chicken, duck! by Nadia Krilanovich
Gilbert Goldfish wants a pet by Kelly DiPucchio; illustrated by Bob Shea
The adventures of Bert by Allan Ahlberg & Raymond Briggs
The adventures of Patty and the big red bus by Meghan McCarthy
The adventures of Polo by Regis Faller
All aboard! by James Stevenson
Hockey hotshots: young stars of the NHL by Steele Filipek; with photographs
Hockey skills by James MacDonald
Anansi and the talking melon by retold by Eric A. Kimmel; illustrated by Janet Stevens
Anansi the spider: a tale from the Ashanti by adapted and illustrated by Gerald McDermott
Andersen's fairy tales by retold by Friederun Reichenstetter; illustrated by Silke Leffler
Cookbooks for Kids
Banana split pizza and other snack recipes by Heather E. Schwartz
Batter Up Kids: sensational snacks by Barbara Beery; photography by Marty Snortum
Children's quick & easy cookbook by Angela Wilkes
According to Dr. Wegienka, exposure to pets after that first year of growth has little impact on a child's proclivity towards pet allergies.