Posts by Ms. A

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Ms. A. is the Early Learning Specialist in Kids’ World. She enjoys doing storytime, playing with her dog, and reading historical fiction.


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Rosenthal and Lichtenheld have done it again!  The team who gave us Duck! Rabbit! are back with a hilarious story about an exclamation mark, Exclamation Mark.  Exclamation mark knows he’s different from the other punctuation marks.  No matter how hard he tries, he just doesn’t fit in.  When a question mark overwhelms him with questions, the sad and frustrated exclamation mark tells him to, “Stop!” finally finding his voice and identity.  His confidence builds and he exclaims with joy, “Hi! Wow! Look what I can do!”  This is a fun read-aloud filled with personality and opportunities to discuss grammar.   
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Come out and play the week of September 9.  Kids' World Playgroups (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:45-11:45) will be all about math!  Child-friendly activities will include counting, weighing, and number games.  And don’t miss our Math Midway 2 Go exhibit opening September 9 in the Marketplace.  Six interactive exhibits will give your child hands-on experience with the wonders of mathematics.  (Brought to you by the National Museum of Mathematics)
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Bring your teddy bear to our fairy tale open house where we’ll celebrate the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  Enjoy a storybook walk, fairy tale themed snacks, and an art project.  Complete our fairy tale quiz for a chance to win a small prize!  Drop by Kids' World on Monday, July 22 between 1:30 and 3:30.  For ages 3-7. 
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Walk, ride, or skip to the library to join us for a day of old fashioned summer fun!  Qualified bicycle technicians from Village CycleSport in Arlington Heights will be on hand to give your bike a safety check, offering minor repairs and on-the-spot and recommendations for further maintenance. Family activities will include bubbles, sidewalk chalk, a bean bag toss, and other childhood favorites.  Drop by Saturday, June 22 from 1:30-1:30 in the Library parking lot. 

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Did you know that dog bite injuries are among the leading cause of pediatric admissions to hospital emergency departments with half of all children being bitten by the time they are 12 years old?
Learn how to prevent dog bites in our Dog Safety class Friday, May 24 from 1:00-1:45 in the Hendrickson Room (Register, ages 4 and up). 

Rainbow Assisted Therapy's dog safety experts will teach children how to interact safely with dogs, how to read canine body language and techniques to use when faced with an aggressive dog. 
The therapy dogs will also put on a show demonstrating therapy skills such as jumping through hoops, playing musical instruments and bowling.
During our storytime break, be sure to check out our Music Makers program for ages 3-5.  Sing, dance, and make music in this lively preschool storytime. 
Tuesdays, May 7 and 21 from 1:30-2:15 in the Lindsey Room.  Register beginning May 1.
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If you like reading historical fiction, pick up Titanic: Voices from the Disaster for your next read.  This book was voted one of the best nonfiction (informational) books of the year, but it reads like a story.  You’ll get to know the passengers and workers like you would characters in a chapter book.  Authentic photographs included in the book help the story come alive.  This is a page turner you won’t be able to put down, even knowing the story’s tragic end. 
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Join us for Stranger Danger Awareness Training on Saturday March 30 from 1:30-2:15 (ages 4 and up).
Visit Tammy Town Safety, where kids will practice scenarios to learn how to stay safe in the community, at home, and going to and from school.
Getting ready to read involves many skills.  One of the skills is naming letters.  There are lots of fun ways to help children learn letter names and their shapes.  Many of these activities can be done throughout your day;
Point out shapes of toys and other objects and talk about how they are alike and different.  Comparing and contrasting shapes helps children notice the differences between letter shapes.
Help your child notice environmental print such as names on food cartons, or words on road signs. 
Talk about letters that are most interesting to your child, like the beginning letter of his or her first name.  Help your child find that letter throughout the day. 
Use alphabet books.  Point to pictures and talk about letter names with your child. 
Write letters in shaving cream on the shower wall, or help your child point to letters on a keyboard. 
Most importantly, learning about letters should be fun!  Children learn best through play. 
Valentine's Day can be filled with both love and laughter!  Here are a few jokes to share with your friends and loved ones.
What do you call a very small valentine?
A valentiny!
What kind of flowers do you never give on Valentine's Day?
What did one squirrel say to the other squirrel on Valentine's Day?
"I'm nuts about you!"
What did the syrup say to the ice cream?
"I'm sweet on you!"
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