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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05/09/12
Knock! Knock!
     Who’s there?
Alli!
     Alli who?
Alligator!
 
Something funny is happening in Kids’ World! Have you seen the joke board in our I Can Read area? The joke changes every month. Don’t forget to take a peek and have a laugh while you’re at the Library!
 
Find knock-knock joke books here.
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04/11/12
Did you know the library has Lalaloopsy books, DVDs, and games? Take a look! If you like these little dolls that have come to life, you might enjoy other stories about dolls and stuffed animals with a life of their own:
 
 
Tags:  KW Main
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04/11/12
Can’t seem to pull your kids away from all those screens? Are they glued to the TV, a laptop, their favorite video game? Try turning the gadgets off and getting your kids tuned-in to the outdoors instead. Use A Stick is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play for inspiration. This book of poetry celebrates classic childhood activities such as playing in the sprinkler, riding a skateboard, and running races across the yard.  Remember when?
 
Skateboard races,
pigeon chases,
running bases.
Backyard dashes,
racecar crashes,
puddle splashes.
Everything’s a blast
when you do it really fast!

 
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03/14/12
I was in line a few weeks ago and observed a mother keeping her young daughter entertained as they waited by singing Jim Gill songs. The little girl danced along, doing all the actions the lyrics called for. It reminded me to check out his latest CD, Jim Gill Presents Music Play for Folks of All Stripes. My favorite songs on the CD are “It Takes Some Friends” and “Bananas.” Chicago Parent gave the CD a rave review but WXRT perhaps put it best when they said simply, “No one does it better than Jim Gill.”
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03/14/12
Did you know that floodlights were first used to illuminate night baseball games in 1929? Some baseball fans were against night games in favor of tradition. The Chicago Cubs held out for over 50 years. It wasn’t until 1988 that Wrigley Field had lights!

Learn more about America’s most beloved baseball fields in Ballpark: The Story of America’s Baseball Fields and find other baseball books here.
 
02/08/12
Here’s an app that will keep your child entertained, and it’s free! Check out this link to Talking Tom Cat brought to you by iTunes! He responds to touch and repeats everything your child says in a funny voice. Besides being hilarious, this app has educational benefits as well, especially for children with special needs. If your child is reluctant to talk, this app can help develop language skills by encouraging your child to speak more.
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02/08/12
Your favorite friends are back, brought to you by none other than Mo Willems, author of Knuffle Bunny, Leonardo the Terrible Monster, and the Cat the Cat easy-to-read series.
 
Check out Elephant and Piggie’s latest adventure in Listen To My Trumpet!
 
What’s the pigeon up to these days? Find out in The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
 
01/04/12
Want to help your young child be ready to read?  Sign up for our Ready to Read eNewsletter for tips! The Ready to Read eNewsletter, custom made by Kids’ World staff, provides information on early literacy. Sent quarterly, each issue includes booklists, program information for ages 0-6, and suggestions for reading, singing, playing, talking, and writing with your child.
 
To subscribe, visit http://ahml.info/content/enewsletter-signup and look under "Specialty Publications."
 
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12/21/11
‘Tis the season for giving! Share a heartwarming story with your child about kindness and generosity:
 
12/12/11
Did you enjoy attending one of our many Muppet programs at the library in the last several weeks? Stop into Kids World and play with our Muppet puppets! We have one set to play with at our puppet stage and new puppets you can check out!
 

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