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Posted by Ms. L.. on 01/15/13
It’s not too early to start looking for the right preschool or child care for your child.  Join us at Preschool Information Night on Wednesday, January 16 from 7:00-8:30 PM.  This is a great opportunity to meet teachers and providers from over 30 local programs. (Hendrickson Room, Open House)
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 12/11/12
Bring your kids to Kids’ World to make a craft over winter break!  We will have a craft table the week of December 23 and the week of December 30. 
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 12/11/12
What’s on your wish list this season?  Before you ask for more toys, you might want to know the story of Spencer, a boy with too many toys!  Spencer had so many toys that his room had become a danger zone!  Find out what happens when his mom makes him downsize his collection.  The library has David Shannon's hilarious story in several formats.  Read it, listen to it, or watch it!
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Posted by Mrs T on 11/23/12
Are you looking for gift ideas for your children and relatives? Why not give books?
Kids' World staff created 4 lists of books recommended for holiday giving - for all ages. You can find these on the Booklist page. Scroll down to Gift Book Ideas. If you don't see something interesting there, browse the other lists. You can't go wrong with books!
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 11/15/12
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Bear Says Thanks!  Read about Bear's latest adventure with his friends or check out these other titles about thanks-giving and gratitude. 
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 11/15/12
Kids' World now has LeapFrog Explorers!  Click here to see the collection and put a console or game on hold. 
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Posted by Mrs T on 10/18/12
After Halloween it seems the holidays sneak up on us. Have you ever thought about making your own gifts to give? Maybe you're a do-it-yourself person already but need a little inspiration. The library has books to get you started. Everything is here - from making things with duct tape, to tips on taking great digital photos (they make great gifts!). Here's a LIST of some helpful titles. We have more. Come in and ask us for some ideas.
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Posted by Mrs T on 10/12/12
Anyone who lives in the area has certainly noticed the smell of skunks this summer and fall. According to a recent Chicago Tribune article, the presence of skunks has increased this year due to the warm winter and dry summer. Although you don't want to get too close, you and your child may have even seen some skunks in your backyard. The library has books that can help you in educating your child about the critters who live in our backyards. Here's a LIST with books about skunks.
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 10/10/12
Fall is a great time to read about those fun-loving, pesky, and yes, even scaredy squirrels.  Here are a few good titles to start with:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 10/09/12
Fall is a great time to take a walk with your child and talk about all of the wonderful colors, sights, sounds, and smells of the season.  In addition to simply enjoying time spent together, these types of observation walks are also a good opportunity to engage your child’s senses, build vocabulary, and talk about everyday science, such as why do leaves change colors?  (For the answer, click here.)
 
Here are some fun fall fingerplays to share as you explore:
 
Autumn Leaves
(To the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)
Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down.
Autumn leaves are falling down, all over town.
The cold wind blows them all around…
They’re drifting gently to the ground…
Take a rake and rake them up…
 
Fall Leaves Whisper
All the leaves are falling down (Flutter fingers downward)
Orange, green, red, and brown. (Futter fingers)
If you listen, you'll hear them say, (Cup hands around ears)
"Wintertime is on its way." (Whispering)
 
I'm a Little Pumpkin
(To the Tune of “ I'm a Little Teapot”)
I'm a little pumpkin, fat and round.
Here is my face making a frown.
I'm a little pumpkin, tall and thin.
Here is my face, making a grin.
I'm a little pumpkin, I've got style.
Here is my face making a smile!
 
Two Little Apples
(To the tune of Barney’s “I Love You, You Love Me”)
Way up high, in a tree
Two little apples smiled at me.
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples, mm-mm good.
(Repeat with one apple)
 
 

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