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Posted by Ms. L.. on 02/12/13
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. 
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 02/12/13
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?
Cauliflowers!
 
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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Posted by Mrs T on 01/28/13
Today was a big day in libraries. The prestigious Youth Media Award Winners were announced this morning. The Newbery winner is The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.and This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen won the Randolph Caldecott Medal. Earlier in the month Kids' World staff held our own Mock Newbery/Caldecott contest. The 2 books we chose as winners were Wonder by R.J. Palacio for the Newbery and Oh No! by Candace Fleming for the Randolph Caldecott Medal. Both of the actual winners came in second for our mock vote. The important thing is not the ranking - it's that we all care about quality literature for our kids - you as parents and teachers and we as librarians. Here's a list of the other medals and winners presented today. We'd love to hear what you think!
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Posted by Mrs T on 01/28/13
Some award winning books are great and some are not but I think you'll like this one -  The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. It just won the Newbery Award! It's about a gorilla who lives in a shopping mall. A picture book for older kids won The Randolph Caldecott Medal. It's title is This Is not My Hat by J. Klassen. It's sly and funny. For more award winners go to the Kids' World website.
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Posted by Ms. L.. on 01/18/13
Amelia Bedelia is 50 years old!  Can you believe these books have been around for half a century?  The books were first published in 1963.  Look at the first cover shown here!  It might look dated, but we know Amelia Bedelia will never grow old.  She is as young at heart and funny as ever.  Read about author Peggy Parish here.     
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Posted by Mrs T on 01/15/13
Are you having a hard time getting your child to read after the holidays? All they want to do is play with their LEGOs? The library has fascinating books about these creative, wonderful toys. Check these out - Amazing LEGO Books - They may just get your child reading!
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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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