Blogs: Kids

  • Ideas for Reluctant Readers: Movie and a Book ClubPercy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

    For reluctant readers, summer break can be a difficult time to focus and find that perfect book. To engage your reluctant reader this summer, watch a movie then read the book. Talk about the differences, expectations and what they would have added or left out of the movie.  There might be even a local production or theater performing shows based on books. In the meantime browse through our DVD and Fiction shelves to find your perfect pairing. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh (J Fiction / J PB Fiction Fitzhugh)
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Monday, June 15, 2015 - 10:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Early Literacy in Everyday Places: The AirportEarly Literacy in Everyday Places

    Take flight this summer with some wonderful books and stories to help prepare your little ones for their first trip on an airplane. Preparing for a flight can be full of stressful moments, But before you leave the home and after you get through the security games, there are a number of games, songs and different activities that you can do with the family to make the trip more exciting.
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Friday, June 5, 2015 - 10:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • It's Star Wars Day!lego stormtrooper

    Monday, May 4, is Star Wars Day. Do you know why? It's because you can say, "May the fourth be with you!" (As in "May the force be with you!") To that end, I present some great Star Wars items for you to peruse, to celebrate this important day.
    Posted by: Rebekah Davis on Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 5:00 PM | Comments: 0
  • Early Literacy in Everyday Places - The Mall Part 2Early Literacy in Everyday Places

    Last month we discussed how to incorporate early literacy activities during your trip to the mall. This month we take it one step further.
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Friday, May 1, 2015 - 10:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • Early Literacy in Everyday Places: The Mall, Part Oneearly literacy in everyday places

    The mall has a wealth of early literacy potential. From the basic concepts of counting, shapes and sizes to more detailed concepts of basic arithmetic, spelling and reading. Don't forget that these books can count for your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten log.
    Posted by: Nari Ferderer on Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:00 AM | Comments: 0