Posts tagged with "KW Parents"

Posted by Mrs. T. on 08/29/11
One recent evening I sat with my grandson on my lap. I was reading a book on a Nook e-reader I checked out from the library's collection. He was playing Angry Birds on my phone. A little later we were sitting on his bed reading picture books. As we finished them, we put them around us to look at the covers. The books could have been downloaded onto an e-reader but there was something about having them physically scattered all around us that was fun. It really doesn't matter. Times change, formats change but the important thing is we're reading together. What do you think about it all? Do you read e-books with your children? Have you used the Tumblebook Library or Bookflix programs from the library's website? Let us know. We'd  like to hear how you read.

Posted by Ms. L on 04/11/12
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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!

 

Posted by jmoskal on 08/09/11
Recommendations from Warren Buckleitner, editor of Children's Technology Review.
  • Moo, Baa La La La  $2.99 for iPad, $1.99 for iPhone
  • Pat the Bunny  $4.99 for iPad
  • Shape Builder $.99 for iPhone,  also available for Android devices

Posted by Mrs. T. on 05/30/12
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This is an exciting time in Kids' World! Staff are getting ready for summer reading. Please watch the website for the summer reading lists. We will also have these available in hard copy beginning June 4th. This year we will offer summer lists of recommended books for children, 19 months through 8th grade.   Please make Kids' World part of your summer plans. We look forward to seeing you soon! For more information please click here.

Posted by Ms. L on 05/17/13
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.

Posted by Mrs. T. on 11/09/11
Though the Welcome Desk has provided e-readers for check-out for awhile, we now have them in Kids' World! If you've been curious about what these are all about and how they look with kids' books on them - check one out to take a look. These are Nook Color e-readers that are loaded with titles for all ages, including interactive picture books. To access the record, search for  Nook color e-reader in the catalog. They're becoming very popular so you may need to place a hold. Let us know what you think.

Posted by Ms. L on 08/08/12

Fall is right around the corner and many families are sending a kindergartner off to school for the first time.  Celebrate this important milestone with a trip to the library where your budding student can get his or her first library card!  Join us for the Kindergarten Party on Saturday, October 6 anytime between 1:00 and 3:00.  Do a scavenger hunt, have a snack, make a craft and enjoy a story.  Kindergartners will receive a free library card pouch.  Bring the whole family for fun and festivities!


Posted by Ms. L on 11/15/12
Kids' World now has LeapFrog Explorers!  Click here to see the collection and put a console or game on hold. 

Posted by Kidbrarian on 09/20/12
Wouldn't it be nice if our kids were thrilled to practice their math skills or were happy to work on their vocabulary? Well, here comes an app for the iPad that turns learning into fun. The Futaba Classroom Games app turns your iPad into a game board for up to four players. Players are presented with a question and a choice of four answers. First one to choose the right answer gets the point. One outstanding feature is the ability to build your own game content. Challenge your kids to make up their own game to see if they can stump you!

Posted by Mrs. T. on 08/18/11
Schools use Lexile scores as a way of helping children choose books for their specific reading level. The library's catalog now contains many titles which have Lexile scores attached to their records. To check on a title, go to the library's catalog and search for it. Then, scroll down to the bottom of the record - there's the score! You can also search for titles within your child's Lexile range by going to the Kids' Parents' page. On the right-hand side under "Leveled Reading Systems" click on "Lexile Reading Level Search" and follow the guide. There is also information about other reading systems there. Please come to the Kids' World Desk if you'd like a demonstration of this helpful new service.