Posts tagged with "KW Parents"

Posted by Mrs. T. on 01/28/13
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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!

Posted by Mizz J on 02/22/12
Years ago someone told me that one of the greatest things parents can do for their children is to raise them to be polite. He reasoned that in so doing, adults (other than their parents) would want to help them along in life.  I thought that was quite insightful. "Please" and "Thank you" go a long way to endearing a youngster to other adult "helpers." Toward that end, here is a list of materials you might find useful. Good luck, Mom and Dad!

Posted by Ms. L on 10/26/11
Babies are masters of languages. Dr. Patricia Kuhl calls babies “citizens of the world,” because they can hear every sound in every language. This ability decreases as children get older and drops significantly when children reach puberty. The best time to learn language is before age 7. For more information, watch Dr. Kuhl speak about babies, brain development, and language learning.
 

Posted by jmoskal on 11/02/11
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The Phantom Tollbooth is the November book in NPR's (WBEZ 91.5) new Back-Seat Book Club.  Each month, kids in grades 4-8 and their parents have a new book to read and then join a conversation with the author.  The full story is here.

Posted by Ms. L on 12/21/11
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‘Tis the season for giving! Share a heartwarming story with your child about kindness and generosity:
 

Posted by Mrs. T. on 12/07/11
During the holiday season you may have the opportunity to see family, friends or neighbors whose first language isn't English. If you'd like to greet them and ask them how they are in their native language, spend some time on the library's helpful learning site called Mango. To access, click on Kids, then School Help. Scroll down until you see Mango. Choose the language you're interested in and begin. Designed to help learners 3rd grade and up, this is a great way for kids to practice their phrases in a second language they're studying in school or just to surprise their grandmother by asking how she is in her native language. Come sta, Nonna? Try it out and let us know what you think. Que tengas un buen dia!

Posted by Mrs. T. on 05/15/13
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We're having an open house just for you. Come learn about  the resources the library has for you. Tour the new areas of this beautiful library. Meet other families. One of the fun things will be getting a tour of The Studio where you can learn about making movies, editing photos, recording music and more. We will also tour the new Teen space - The Hub.
So please come. No need to sign up. It's 2-4:00 on Monday, May 20th.
Hope to see you there!

Posted by Kidbrarian on 08/02/11
Are you in need of a fun way to strengthen your child's math skills? We can help with a variety of CD-ROMs for kids from preschool to eighth grade. Some focus solely on math while others include other school subjects. Check out this list and boost your child's abilities today.

Posted by Mrs. T. on 06/27/12
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Library staff are having fun watching our smallest customers' eyes light up when they see the trains in Kids' World. Bring your children in to sign up for the summer reading program and enjoy their reactions. Be sure to enter the photo contest by taking your child's picture with the Choo Choo Choose Reading train. Ask for details at the summer reading desk. Take home some train books to bring the theme home with you. Hope to see you soon!