We are so excited to announce a new program for babies 0-18 months and their caregivers! Baby Bounce will be approximately 30 minutes and involve interactive songs, finger-plays, stories, shakers, colorful scarves and lots of giggles! All of these things are crucial for a small child's mental and social development and what better way to boost brain growth and early literacy than a fun filled storytime at the library!
“The parts of a baby’s brain that are involved in regulating emotions, language, and abstract thought grow and develop after birth,” explains Alei Burns, Youth Services Librarian for the Chattanooga Public Library. “Brain development--in other words, learning--is the process of creating, strengthening, and discarding connections, or synapses, among brain neurons.”