Top 5 Favourite Gifts for Explorers, Tinkerers and Makers!

Written by Holly Arnason, Digital Literacy Librarian At EPL, we're always looking for opportunities to connect families with resources and programs that support the development of digital literacy skills. And just in time for the holidays, EPL staff have compiled a list of their favourite gadgets. This gift guide features some of the newest technology we’ve spotted to support…
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A father’s impact on a child’s life and the library

Written by Michael Eaton, Community Librarian In recent years, there has been research done about the positive impact fathers’ involvement has on their children, especially in literacy activities. Some of these include: Increased ability and interest in reading amongst children Increased attentiveness in the classroom Better developed problem-solving skills Greater resilience to stressful situations Over…
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Tips for reading with a child

How you read is just as important as what you read. Speak slowly and clearly—this helps children hear the little sounds in words Repeat yourself—repetition of key words is important for learning Use short, simple sentences Look at your child while you are talking—children need to see mouths make words so they know how words…
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