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During our storytime break, be sure to check out our Music Makers program for ages 3-5. Sing, dance, and make music in this lively preschool storytime.
Tuesdays, May 7 and 21 from 1:30-2:15 in the Lindsey Room. Register beginning May 1.
Do you have a young child that loves trucks? Does your daughter dream of ballerinas? Our nonfiction area is full of wonderful books for the preschool set. Containing big pictures and simple sentences, these books delight and entertain as they offer children a means to explore the world around them. Just look for the letter "E" on the spine of the book such as E/618.8/Thompson. As always, feel free to stop by our desk if you have any questions.
If you are looking to unplug your family but need some ideas for activites, look no further than The Kids' Winter Fun Book by Claire Gillman. This book includes both outdoor and indoor activities sure to please everyone. Whether it's discovering a new winter game or decorating the house with a winter craft, this book will recharge your family relationships while the electronics are doing the same.
Classics such as those authored by Robert Louis Stevenson or William Shakespeare are riveting stories but are often difficult for children to enjoy. Enter graphic novels! Here are the familiar tales introduced to a new generation in a format young readers can appreciate. This is also a good alternative for reluctant readers. Feel free to stop by our desk and ask us to point out these works.
You may have heard that the Arlington Heights Memorial Library has an attractive new section called The Marketplace. Interesting subjects from Travel to Politics are arranged in a convenient, engaging way - face out. You don't need to look for the Dewey number to find your way. One day when you are dropping by Kids' World turn left by the new cafe. Walk towards the back and you'll see the Parenting section. Everything is there for every stage - newborn to the teen years. Here's a brief sampling. Come and visit. Let us know what you think!
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)
The Chicago Tribune had a great article this week about preventing "summer slide" - when your child loses academic ground during the summer. One of the suggestions to prevent this is to sign your child up for a summer reading program at a public library. This is great advice because it's a documented fact that children who are registered in summer reading programs do better when returning to school in the fall than those who didn't participate in a reading program. This year the Kids' World Make It! Read, Discover, Create program encourages kids to chose their own goals and discover new information about topics they're excited about. Please come in and sign up for this amazing, motivating program. As always, we have our popular reading lists available too. They can, also, be accessed here. Hope to see you soon!
To encourage reading with your kids, we're hosting book discussions for children and their parents. Grandparents and others are invited too. Come join us for Desserts, Books and More on March 28 when we'll be discussing Because of Winn-Dixie, a well-loved book by Kate DiCamillo. The next discussion will be held on April 18 when The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd will be discussed. Snacks and activities will be planned to go with the theme. You can pick up a copy of the book at the Kids' World Desk. Call to register or register online. Hope to see you there!
Mom and Dad, this is a don't-miss experience for both you and your child, aged 7-11 years old. Every fall we offer readers a 15-minute opportunity to read aloud their favorite story to a dog. The program is called Paws to Read, and you may register now for times in October. On 11/1 register for a November time. Believe me, watching your child un-self-consciously read aloud to a relaxed dog is right up there with other great moments of parenting. Of course, you will stand outside the Lindsey Room while the kids are inside reading; but you can peek through the windows. Then after the final reading session, you are invited to take a picture of your child and the dog. Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy, Inc. understands that kids have to practice to become good readers. Dogs don't criticize and correct; dogs just love and listen. They are specially trained and so a child is relaxed, unafraid to make mistakes, and just plain happy to be reading.
Winter break can feel so lon-nnnnnnn-ng, but the library will help. With every 20 minutes your grade schoolers read, they will work toward a free kids' meal coupon at Francesca's Tavola here in Arlington Heights and a brand new paperback at the finish. This coupon is offered to ages 3 up. For babies-35 months prizes include sticker sheet, tub toy, and a brand new book.
Register and receive your log at the Kids' World Desk starting Saturday December 17. This program goes through Sunday January 29