Music adds something special to every occasion. Our storytimes are no exception! We always begin and end with a song. Often, we look for ways to incorporate movement and music because it perfectly complements the books we read. I’ve compiled a list of our favorite movement songs for our storytimes. How many of them do […]
Have you ever seen your little one go from happy to sad to angry back to happy in a split second? Our little ones experience an array of emotions over the course of a day, just like we might. Even though we understand that emotions are a part of us, sometimes we find it hard […]
Across the country we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which landed two men on the Moon. Kids can learn more about the people involved in this historic spaceflight and the science behind it and get answers to some of the mysteries of our universe by diving into the following books.
Psst… have you heard the latest Hollywood gossip? No?! Neither have we because we are too busy checking out our five favorite children’s books written by celebs instead. Oh, celebrities, they’re just like us. They go through airport security, and walk their dogs, and listen to podcasts. SAME! But whether they eat bread or take […]
Help your kids grow their Summer Quest reading minutes with these great books. Don’t forget to have them log their minutes on a Summer Quest reading log! They’ll be able to use their minutes to vote for an animal donation to Heifer International.
When bedtime rolls around it can feel like a never-ending process…baths, teeth to be brushed, pajamas, and then storytime. Doesn’t it feel like the kids always pick the longest book ever? Why not make storytime fun for you as well by reading the following books together?
Baby Sign Language is a unique form of wordless communication that lets babies as young as six months old, express to their caregivers their wants or needs. Non-verbal young children usually cry when trying to communicate and cannot be understood. However, learning and using Baby Sign Language will break the communication barrier, and the crying […]
Celebrate Women’s History Month with your child with these new picture books written about strong women who made a difference in our world. Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote by Kirsten Gillibrand This is an inspiring picture book with gorgeous illustrations about ten suffragists who fought for women’s right to […]
The Oscars, the Emmys, the Tonys, the Grammys…these are world famous award ceremonies viewed by millions. But have you ever heard of the ALA Youth Media Awards? The American Library Association Youth Media Awards, including the Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, and Printz Awards, represent the best literature and media for youth. They are selected […]
Do you remember the first time you started a new book and encountered a character who looked just like you? It can be a magical experience to read about someone who has hair or eyes or freckles like yours going on wonderful, thrilling adventures. For many of us, it’s an experience that’s easy to take […]