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September 2022
Parenting Resource Program Newsletter
Taking Place This Thursday, 9/15! 

Meet best-selling children's book author Sherri Dusky Rinker (Goodnight, Goodnight Constructions Site series) at Concordia as she talks about her latest book Construction Site: Farming Strong, All Year Long.

The book talk will be followed by a meet and greet and book signing. Preorder the book here for collection at the event! 

Brought to you by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, Concordia University, Forest Park Public Library, and River Forest Public Library.

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Back to School Book Recommendations, and Bottling up Big Feelings...

These are just some of the things that are explored in the Library's Early Bird Learning: Conversations and Play for Kids and Caregivers Videos. 

When you need help unpacking a big feeling with your little one or just need a video to jump-start some fun movement and play, tune in to the Library's on-demand collection of videos. They are organized by topic. (Note: there's a topic area for caregivers, too!)
Early Bird Learning Videos
Learn How to Normalize Conversations about Gun Safety 

The Be SMART framework is designed to help parents and adults normalize conversations about gun safety and take responsible actions that can prevent child gun deaths and injuries.

September 27, 7:30 on Zoom

Este taller está diseñado para ayudar a los padres y adultos a normalizar las conversaciones sobre la seguridad de las armas y tomar medidas responsables que puedan prevenir las muertes y lesiones por armas de fuego en los niños.

29 de Septiembre, 7:30 p.m. a través de Zoom

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Look Who's Talking! Resources to Support Your Child's Language Development 

From the moment they are born, babies are constantly finding ways to communicate and connect with the people around them. The more you sing, talk, ask questions, read, sign, and connect with your child, the more you are jump-starting their communication skills and supporting your child’s language development. 

In our new blog post, we answer common questions parents and caregivers have, and provide additional resources that give a general outline of age appropriate speech milestones.
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