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Parent information

All Essex libraries have books to support parents and carers dealing with those challenging issues associated with bringing up children.

We have a wide range of booklists on topics such as autism, bereavement, new experiences, potty training, tantrums and understanding your teenager.

Starting School Bags

These bags contain four specially chosen stories and a survival guide for parents to help make your child’s transition from pre-school to primary school stress-free and fun.

Reserve one today, or see our video below to find out more.

Talk, listen and cuddle

Ideas and games to support children’s language, physical and emotional development.

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