TALK is temporarily disabled due to technical difficulties with our text messaging provider. If you signed up via text message since Saturday, June 9, we may not have received your registration. The form below is still active! If you sign up here you will begin receiving messages as soon as the service begins again.
We hope to be up and running again by the end of June. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Summary Terms & Conditions: Our mobile text messages are intended for subscribers over the age of 13 and are delivered via U.S. short code 77453. You may receive up to 10 message(s) per month for TALK. Message and data rates may apply. This service is available to persons with text-capable phones subscribing to AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile®, Sprint, Virgin Mobile USA, Cincinnati Bell, Centennial Wireless, Unicel, U.S. Cellular®, or Boost. For help, text HELP to 77453, email TALK@ypsilibrary.org, or call +1-734-482-4110 x1340. You may stop your mobile subscription at any time by text messaging STOP to 77453.
TALK is a free service for families in Washtenaw County with children under 5. This project is funded (in part) with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.
Make music with things you have in your house. Tap a pot or box with a spoon. Sing a song as you make music with your toddler.
Write letters on paper and have your toddler paint over them with a Q-tip. They will strengthen the small muscles in their hand needed for writing.
Sort toys by color while you play to help baby learn organization, an early math skill. Say “I put the red ball with the red block.”
Listen to stories and books on CD. Your preschooler will learn to form pictures to go with the stories & develop an imagination, important reading skills.
TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten sends fun activities busy parents can do with their babies and preschoolers any time, any place. Developed by Librarians and based on the research-based Every Child Ready to Read program, these easy activities are designed to get kids ready for school and life success. You’ll also get updates for local library storytimes and free, educational children’s events!
Give your child a head start by subscribing to TALK
Research shows the more words children hear before kindergarten, the more likely they are to succeed. Parents and caregivers can sing, talk, play with babies and young children to help them build those important school skills.
This project is funded (in part) with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.