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.


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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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)
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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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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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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Kids' World now has LeapFrog Explorers!  Click here to see the collection and put a console or game on hold. 
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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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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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Enjoy some of these great books that we read aloud in storytime this week!
Baby Time: Peek-a-Pet
Follow up the book with this fun fingerplay!
Gray Squirrel
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel,
Shake your bushy tail.
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel,
Shake you bushy tail.
Wrinkle up your little nose,
Put an acorn in your toes.
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel,
Shake your bushy tail.
Kids’ Time: Duck! Rabbit!
Family Time: The Wheels on the Bus
Storytime is every other week at the library.  For a complete storytime schedule, visit our Kids’ Events Calendar.
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“Once upon a time there were three dinosaurs and a poorly supervised little girl named Goldilocks.” Wait, that’s not how the story goes!  Check out Mo Willems' latest book and hilarious version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  In this book, Goldilocks eats pudding, not porridge, and the three dinosaurs, not bears, are “definitely not hiding in the woods waiting for an unsuspecting kid."  Both parents and kids will enjoy this laugh-out-loud story where the first chair is “Too tall,” the second chair is “Too tall,” and the third chair is, “TOO TALL!”

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