Posts tagged with "KW Parents"

Posted by Kidbrarian on 02/29/12
In our hectic day to day lives, help is always appreciated, especially when it comes to our childrens' homework. On Thursday, March 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. come to the library for a special program demonstrating how the library can assist your child with their homework using our online resources.This will be a hands-on experience with useful handouts. Students in grades 4-8 are welcome to attend as well.Please call the Kids' World Desk at 847-506-2620 to register

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 Mrs. T. on 06/04/14
Come into Kids' World to sign up for the 2014 fabulous summer reading program - Summer Reading - Summer Doing!
Summer is the time to participate in activities that interest you and to read the things you want to read. This year our summer reading program brings reading and doing together. Sign up either in Kids’ World or on the bookmobile and set the goals that are right for you. Drop in all summer long for fun and surprises. When you complete your goals, come in to select the book of your choice. For infants to age 12. See you soon!
 

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.