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Encourage Children to Relax by Picking Up a Book


As summer approaches parents in Raleigh,Cary, Apex and Chapel Hill are scrambling to find activities for their kids. When they aren’t taking their kids to the neighborhood pool or Pullen Park in Raleigh, they are trying to find activities around the home to do.


Families around Cary can be seen playing outside with sidewalk chalk or jump ropes. Children in Apex ride their bikes, roller blades and skateboards through the neighborhood. In Holly Springs you can find Dads outside barbequing, Moms gardening, and children walking the dog.


There are so many activities to enjoy throughout Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Apex, but lets face it… Sometimes we just get tired. Parents need a break too, even in the summer. It seems as though the number one go to for tired parents is to pick up the remote and plop the kids in front of the television, just to get a few moments of peace.


Why do we need to resort to the television in times of need? Instead, why don’t we have our children pick up a good book to read? There is no rule that you have to read a book to your children in order for them to enjoy it- even if your child is not of reading age there is plenty of enjoyment that can be found from simply looking at pictures.


Not only that- but we just found a great rainy day activity for the whole family to enjoy! Why not take a weekly trip out to a Wake County Public Library. There are locations throughout Holly Springs,Cary,Raleigh, Apex, Durham and Chapel Hill:


Cary Community Library

310 S. Academy Street

CaryNC 27511

Baby Story Time every Wednesday at 9:30am


Holly Springs Community Library

300 W. Ballentine St.

Holly Springs, NC 27540

Family Story Time every Thursday at 6pm


Eva Perry Regional Library

2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive

ApexNC 27502

Toddler Story Time every Monday andFriday at 10:30am


For more information on Wake County Public Libraries and for more events visit them:http://www.wakegov.com/libraries/Pages/default.aspx


Allow your little ones to pick out their favorite books, and next time you are looking for some peace and quiet you won’t need to resort to turning on the television.


Children are learning when you least expect it- what better way to encourage relaxation and growth than reading? There are books for all ages to enjoy, from Dr. Suess to Fancy Nancy- even simple books about construction, trucks, or transportation. Younger children can enjoy Bob Books, which encourage reading at a young age. As they get older they may enjoy Disney Classics or Junie B. Jones.


As your children grow they will begin to learn that reading is not something boring, or something they need to do for homework, but it can really be enjoyable. Try to foster these feelings the next time you need a moment alone.


The Nanny Boutique is a nanny and babysitting agency that specializes in placing caregivers or babysitters and nannies in the Apex, Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill areas.


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