Parent's Resources

The National Library Board reaches out to children of all ages through a wide variety of programmes and activities. Children up to the age of 12 years will find relevant and engaging programmes for them at our public libraries. Parents, grandparents and caregivers can also join in the fun with the children in some of our programmes which are specially designed to promote bonding and fun. Please browse below for more information and check these out today!

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Activities for 0 to 6 months old.

The first six months of baby's life are amazing time, as he transforms from a floppy-headed newborn into a tiny person who can sit and play when propped up. While your baby will develop at his own pace, there are ways you can encourage that growth—and compelling reasons to do so.

"Stimulating your child's brain during this time and providing situations where they can explore helps them to learn things that get them in touch with their environment," says child and adolescent psychologist Robert Myers, Ph.D., founder of the Child Development Institute and assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. "Doing developmental activities with them also bonds parents to their child and makes them a better observer, so when they go to the pediatrician, they can give the doctor good information about where the child is developmentally."

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Tips for Spending Quality Time With Your Child

A recent study in the Journal of Marriage and Family questions the impact the amount of time mothers spend with their children has on the academic achievement, behavior, and emotional well-being of their children. This is not to negate the importance of time spent with children, but rather, to reinforce the point that quality of time is much more important than quantity of time. Children need high-quality time with parents and caregivers—that is what is most beneficial to children and what can have a positive effect on them as they grow. It isn’t about endless hours of time—it’s about how you choose to spend that time that truly matters.

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