Borrow an energy meter to measure the amount of electricity used by your home appliances.
Giving children opportunities to write, even if it is just scribbles, helps children understand that print can represent spoken words. It can also help children develop eye-hand coordination and the fine motor control they need to hold a pencil.
Playing encourages your child to put their thoughts into words, tell stories, problem-solve and imagine. All of these skills will help them become better readers and writers when they start school.
The shared experience of reading together with children will show them that books are fun and enjoyable. A positive attitude towards books will make them more likely to want to learn to read on their own.
When you sing, you slow down your speech. This helps your child hear the smaller sounds in words, learn syllables and develop vocabulary. Singing also helps develop listening and memory skills.
When you talk to your child about different events and ideas, it helps them learn new vocabulary and to use words they know.
Learn about energy efficiency, recycling, water conservation, homesteading and more.
Learn the basics about computers and computer programs.
Learn about art-related activities and organizations in Westerville and Central Ohio.
Find out how to register, determine your voting location, get a sample ballot and more.
Find out about Obamacare and the new Health Insurance Marketplace.
Find the right book for your child's age and interests.
Find the most useful, relevant, reliable and authoritative resources, such as books, websites and other library materials or services related to popular subjects and topics.
Find fun and easy ways to get your little chef started in the kitchen, while also teaching the basics of nutrition.
This guide provides resources for leaders and managers and those individuals interested in further her or his knowledge base in these areas.
Children are sponges for learning. From birth to age 5, help your child unlock their potential for learning & reading with these books and activities.
Contains a variety of resources directed toward living simply. It also includes resources on simplicity and sustainability.
Find the legal and practical information you need to help you through your separation or divorce.
Find books, websites and magazine articles about teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) principles to K-12 students.
Want to make a terrarium? This guide includes how-to videos, books and blogs to help you get started.
Find information about marginalized people overcoming prejudice and discrimination with this multicultural studies guide.
For young kids who can't get enough of Thomas the Tank Engine, Disney's Cars, Jay Jay the Jet Plane or Bob the Builder.
Help your child get ready to read. Beginning at birth, your baby can begin to develop literacy skills that will make learning to read easier. These books, games and websites can help.
Where is my nose? What do I smell? Why do I have to brush my teeth? This guide can help you answer all of the questions that babies, toddlers & preschoolers will throw at you about their bodies!
From 123s to ABCs, shapes to senses, this guide offers book suggestions for little ones that will help them learn basic concepts.
From potty training to thumbsucking, imaginary friends to wetting the bed, don't worry. There's a book for that!
Learn to speak another language such as Spanish, French or American Sign Language. These books, audiobooks, websites and online resources can help.
Celebrate the year with these seasonal and holiday books for young kids.
Get advice on how to take care of your pet, from preventive care to first aid and everything in between.
Learn about the Underground Railroad, including information about Westerville's local historical sites.
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