New Parent and Teacher Resources in the Children's Library

Canton Public Library has many resources for parents, parents-to-be and educators. From books of baby names, to baby sign language in books and on DVDs, information on dealing with behavior issues and disabilities, to test practice and educational activities, we have what you need! The Parenting collection is located next to the computers in the Children's Library for easy access. We also have additional parenting resources in the adult non-fiction area. 

Whether you've been presenting baby storytimes for fifteen years or fifteen minutes, you probably already know that the first five years of life are key for brain development and early literacy. Baby Storytime Magic is a treasure trove of new and exciting ideas for programs, all of which revolve around themes from a baby's world.

America's best-selling and best-loved guide to baby gear is back with an updated and revised edition. Yes, a baby book that actually answers the big question about having a baby: How am I going to afford all this? With the average cost of a baby topping $7400 for just the first year alone, new parents need creative solutions and innovative ideas to navigate the consumer maze that confronts all parents-to-be. 

Never again will you hear the all too common call of, "I'm bored!" with this kid pleaser for many ages. Whether your kid is 3, 5 or 12 years old it's hard to keep them entertained all day, or even for a few hours. This parenting life raft is the perfect way to spend enjoyable quality time with your kids, no matter their age.

Congratulations! You're pregnant! Now, where do you turn to for the best advice? What if you could bottle the wisdom of all those women who came before you--and combine it with the solid medical advice from a renowned Beverly Hills' OB/GYN and nationally known pediatrician? "Expecting 411" is the answer: smart, up-to-date and refreshingly free of paranoia, this is the book you'll turn to for quick answers to your most pressing questions.

Mama Natural's Week to Week Guide to Pregnancy is the modern (and yet ancient) approach to pregnancy and childbirth. This guide recognizes that pregnancy and birth are normal, and that having a baby is a wondrous biological process and rite of passage--not a medical condition. This book draws upon the latest research showing how beneficial and life-changing natural birth is for both babies and moms. 

Does your child spend too much time in front of a screen? Help them discover the excitement of hands-on learning with Screen-Free Crafts Kids Will Love. Packed with DIY projects like a personalized race track chore tracker, a high-flying homemade 3D kite and handmade musical instruments, the activities in this book will encourage your child to explore the world beyond the screen.

Activities, exercises, and tips to help catch up, keep up, and get ahead.

Activities, exercises, and tips to help catch up, keep up, and get ahead.

Activities, exercises, and tips to help catch up, keep up, and get ahead.

Packed full of enough ideas for every week of the year, this book provides kids with entertaining, exciting and educational activities, including: Fishing for colorful letters and numbers; Building shapes with pipe cleaners and straws; Practicing words by rolling the dice; Getting creative with funny felt faces; Exploring textures with blocks, nuts, bolts and zippers; Learning to count with pom-pom patterns and much more!

A much-needed resource for teaching English to all learners. The number of English language learners in U.S. schools is projected to grow to twenty-five percent by 2025. Most teachers have English learners in their classrooms, from kindergarten through college. The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide offers educators practical strategies for setting up an ESL-friendly classroom, motivating and interacting with students, communicating with parents of English learners, and navigating the challenges inherent in teaching ESL students. 

When you find out that a new baby is on the way, it's natural to feel a whole range of emotions and to ask yourself, what happens now? Moms and dads-to-be both want the best for their baby, but often their experiences of the journey to parenthood can be quite different. In this book, leading antenatal teachers Dean and Steph Beaumont offer a new way to prepare for your new arrival. 

Whether twins are a delightful surprise or a bolt from the blue, one thing is certain: your life will never be the same again. Packed with tips and anecdotes from fellow parents of twins, as well as advice from professionals, this go-to guide will help you prepare for, survive and enjoy your first year with twins.

Raising the Transgender Child is the complete guide for parents, teachers, practitioners, and caregivers of transgender children. Written by top experts in the field, this complete and compassionate guide includes first-hand stories from families, the most up-to-date science, and all the advice parents need to raise happy, confident, transgender children. 

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OB/GYN Jennifer Lang shares research on how to make good food choices when pregnant.

Presents frank, age-appropriate information about pregnancy and childbirth.