Grant County Library and Russell Child Development
Building Blocks Parent/Child Workshops
The Parent/Child Workshops are for children 0-3 years old and their parents/caregivers. During this special time, the library provides the setting in which children and parents can learn and play together, while also introducing parents to some of the many local resources available to help them in the rewarding but challenging task of parenting. There are three sessions starting on Monday December 2nd, December 9th, and December 16th from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Early Child Nutrition
Triple P Positive Parenting
Early Hearing and Sight Screenings
This free program is limited so come by and sign up today!
The following guidelines apply:
1. Workshops are for children 0-3 years.
2. Siblings 5 and under may attend
3. Stop by the Grant County Library at 215 E. Grant or call 356-1433 to register.
The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), and Tumble Puzzles & Games.
National Geographic videos paired with non-fiction titles are also available!
Kansas Humanities Talk About Literature In Kansas
What is it? A program for every Kansan who loves to read and discuss good books.
When is it? The last Monday evening of the month; typically, at 7:30 p.m. ( A specific schedule can be picked up at the front desk.)
Where is it? At the Grant County Library in the Cooper Clark Meeting Room.
So it’s a book discussion group?….. Yes! All adults in the community are invited to attend. A scholar will lead each discussion, give insight to the author and plot of the story, and encourage lively discussion!
If you enjoy books that are… interesting…entertaining..enlightening…AND the energy a great book discussion creates…. Check out what the current series is now! Books are available at the front desk!
This program is free for adults! Bring a friend! Refreshments served!
Current Series: The Great Plains Spirit:
Our Children’s Department has a new collection of parenting books and videos in English and Spanish.
Here are just a few you may be interested in….
~Pregnancy Information For Teens
Provides teenage mothers with the information they need to stay healthy during
pregnancy and to provide the type of environment necessary in order to raise a
child. It includes information on prenatal care, nutrition, and why it is
necessary to avoid risky behaviors such as smoking, drinking alcohol and
caffeine, and using drugs
~The Baby Book
Affirmative, encouraging, and practical, The Baby Book provides everything parents need to know — from pregnancy superfoods and labor tips, to first check ups and breastfeeding secrets — while presenting this part of life as something to be celebrated, not feared. Sharing real-life questions and answers, ideas for caring for and having fun with baby and toddler, and more, The Baby Book is the perfect guide for parents as they welcome and nurture their new bundles of joy.
~Baby & Toddler on the Go – Fresh Homemade Foods to Take Out and About
Packed with more than 75 simple-to-prepare and easy-to-transport recipes made
with fresh ingredients, “Baby and Toddler On the Go”–follow-up to the
bestselling “Baby and Toddler Cookbook”–offers a tasty and nutritious approach
to feeding children from 4 months to 3 years Feeding your baby or toddler a
healthy homemade meal while you are on the go may seem like a daunting task, but
with the easy-to-prepare recipes and guidance found in this cookbook, you can
make it happen without a lot of time spent in the kitchen. Life is busy,
especially with a little one in tow, and it doesn t leave much time to plan,
prep ingredients, and prepare wholesome meals that are easy to take along,
whether you are traveling by car or plane, heading to daycare or the park, or
simply running errands. The more than 75 wholesome, yummy recipes found here,
plus loads of tips and tricks for planning, prepping, cooking, packaging, and
feeding, will set you up for any situation. “Baby & Toddler On the Go” takes
you through each stage of eating, from introducing purees at 4 to 6 months, to
bite-sized mini meals packed with nutritious ingredients by 12 months, to
sandwiches and finger foods appropriate for toddlers 18 months to 3 years and
beyond. Plus, nearly all of the recipes found here can be made in advance and
stored in the freezer, meaning that you can have a array of different meals at
your fingertips, anytime. So, no matter where you are, it s possible to feed
your child tasty meals and snacks that are sure to elicit a smile.
~Sweet Booties! -Blankets, Bonnets, Bibs & more
These irresistible and simple sewing projects—more than 30 of them—come from the freshest indie craft designers around! And that sets them apart from other collections for small fry; every blanket, bib, bonnet, and more is fashioned from contemporary fabrics and features a modern, slightly edgy aesthetic that moms and dads will really appreciate. The adorable, stylish creations range from a pair of tiny flowered shoes tied with a ribbon to a pair of witty bibs for boys and girls. A brightly striped sunhat glows with the warm colors of summer, while a sweet blankie showcases the stitched outline of a doggie in an airplane with a border of little bones. Other projects flaunt lovely embroidered and appliquéd embellishments. A “Sewing 101” section makes a great intro for beginners or a helpful refresher course. It features valuable tips specifically for baby projects, including laundry-friendly fabrics and safety advice on adornments.
~Yoga for Children
Help your kids de-stress and get healthy! Yoga for Children will encourage your child to learn about yoga with an attentive, at-home instructor–you! Even if you are new to the practice, author, mom, and children’s yoga expert Lisa Flynn will guide you and your child through more than 200 yoga poses, meditations, and activities that are suitable for children between the ages of two and twelve. Complete with full-color photographs, instructional scripts, and pose modifications, Yoga for Children will help build your child’s confidence, self-awareness, and focus while strengthening your connection–one yoga session at a time.
~Positive Discipline for Preschoolers
Caring for young children is one of the most challenging tasks an adult will ever face. No matter how much you love your child, there will be moments filled with frustration, anger, and even desperation. There will also be questions: Why does my four-year-old deliberately lie to me? Why won’t my three-year-old listen to me? Should I ever spank my preschooler when she is disobedient? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust the Positive Discipline series and its commonsense approach to child-rearing. Now completely updated to report the latest research in child development and learning, Positive Discipline for Preschoolers will teach you how to use methods to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful.
Parenting Your Powerful Child – Bring an End to the Everyday Battles
Powerful kids don’t just happen. They’re created. Whether loud and
temperamental, quiet and sensitive, or stubborn and manipulative, powerful children can make living with them a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be that way. All children need to face the realities of life, and the best place for them to do so is in the safe place of their home. For all the parents out there at their wits’ end, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman offers the fail-safe action plan to redirecting power surges into positive traits that will prepare the powerful child for a successful, happy, productive adult life. Parents will learn how powerful children are created, what makes them tick, what makes them explode, and what they can do to change the power plays . . . for the good of the entire family. All it takes is determination, persistence, willpower, and advice that works–guaranteed.
Playful Learning – Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder
Parents have a unique opportunity to harness their children’s curiosity and channel it into the development of habits of heart and mind that will serve them throughout their lifetime. Playful learning is the magic that takes place when we meld a child’s sense of joy and wonder with thoughtfully planned learning experiences.
Baby Knits Made Easy
From a sweet bobble pom-pom hat and charming mittens, to a Fair Isle jumper and cuddly rabbit toy, Baby Knits Made Easy shares more than 50 easy projects for knitters. Beginners will welcome the techniques overview, as well as projects that can be whipped out in just a few hours, while experienced knitters will be inspired by the advanced patterns. Each craft is beautifully and appealingly photographed for extra inspiration, and with options for making projects for boys, girls, babies, and toddlers, Baby Knits Made Easy is perfect for anyone wanting to knit something lovely for a child.