A torn piece of paper can turn into a crocodile's smile. A paint spill can be turned into an elephant. You can turn any oops into an unlimited number of beautiful possibilities. Imaginative fun for ages 3 and up.
Who lives over in the hollow? Owls, bats, mummies and werewolves help readers count from one to thirteen for spooky Halloween fun. Read and sing this story to the tune of “Over in the Meadow”. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Sally is bored, so bored at home with her Mom and her baby brother. Sally heads to the swamp to fish and discovers a slimy some-thing that wants to play. They play old games and discover new ones together that are really something! A slimy playtime for all ages 4 and up.
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Print awareness is noticing print everywhere! Print awareness is knowing that the squiggly lines on a page symbolize something meaningful. Print awareness is the knowledge that writing in English is read from left to right and that the text flows from the top of the page to the bottom. Another aspect of print awareness is being familiar with how a book works; that books have covers, and pages to be turned, left to right.... Read more
At some point in early childhood, children realize that letters are different from each other. They learn to recognize all letters, in both lower and upper cases. They learn the name of each letter and what sound accompanies each letter. This process is known as letter knowledge. This skill can be developed by every day reading and writing activities such as playing with alphabet letters on a refrigerator, reading and pointing out... Read more
It's that time again, kids. Time to hug smelly old Aunt Matilda (why does she have to wear SO MUCH perfume?), time for your mom to harp at you in front of everyone, to eat your brussels sprouts, time to fill your stomach to almost bursting, time to fight your little brother for the last piece of pumpkin pie, time to let Great Grandma squeeze your cheeks and drone on about how much you've grown, time for the wish bone to be broken (what are you wishing for?), and time for turkey!!
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Today’s children are expected to have strong pre-literacy skills before they enter kindergarten. How can parents ensure that they are providing the right experiences for their children to develop these skills? Many parents don’t realize that... Read more
Phonological awareness is a child’s awareness that sentences can be broken down into words, syllables and sounds. Music naturally encourages development of this pre-reading skill by allowing kids to play with language using rhythm, rhyming and repetition. Take a peek at this short video for more information:
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Stop by to meet some furry friends from Therapy Dogs International and improve your reading skills by sharing stories with them... (full entry)When?03/10/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pmWhere?Miller Park Branch Library
When books and LEGOs collide, you get LEGO Lit! Each month we share a story and... (full entry)When?03/12/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pmWhere?Tremont Road - Main Library
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