Saint Paul Public Library will be closed August 30 - September 1.

Extended hours at Hayden Heights and Merriam Park end August 29.


Singing slows down language so children can hear the smaller parts of words. Music even builds brain connections that help with mathematical reasoning!

  • Sing lullabies while holding your child. He loves being close to you while you sing.
  • Sing the stories or rhymes in books.
  • Repeat songs and add actions, such as clapping, waving, or pointing.
  • Sing along with children's music.
  • Make up your own songs!

Songs and Language

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