Singing To Your Child...Even When You Sound Like a Strangled Otter!

Think you can't carry a tune in a bucket? (Or...sound like a strangled otter when you attempt to sing "Skip To My Lou"?)

Guess what?

Kids don't know, care, or mind.

If you are self-conscious about the quality of your voice, remind yourself that the very act of singing is what matters most, both to children's brain development but also their emotional connection to the adults who sing to them.

Babies and children are keyed into YOU and your loving attention when you sing to them, not whether you can consistently hit that C note.

Great new parenting book: "How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen"

More than 30 years ago, a little parenting book became a huge hit. "How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk" by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish was and continues to be an excellent guide to help parents and teachers communicate better with their children - which goes a long way to create family or classroom peace and harmony.

I’d Like To Get Involved In A Book Discussion Group. How Can The Library Help Me Do This?

Have you ever read a book that you enjoyed so much you just had to tell someone about it? Are you looking for a way to branch out from your typical reading tastes? Perhaps you just want to make some new friends who share your interest in books? Well, book discussion groups are a perfect way to accomplish any or all of these goals.

Get Your Summer Reading Prizes & More!

It's not too late to participate in the Summer Reading Program at the Tulsa City-County Library! Babies, children, teens, and adults have until August 5th to sign up and complete - simply go to any of our library locations (including the bookmobile!), get a reading log, and start reading!

Free Your Child! The Importance of Freedom of Choice in Reading

Our country just celebrated our Independence Day. (In my neighborhood, very loudly and with lots of fireworks!) If there is one value Americans hold dear, it is our freedom. Free to worship in the way we want, free to speak and protest, free to BE.

That freedom is key in helping your child become confident and independent readers. Research shows that children who have a free choice of what to read are more likely to read longer and with more attention.