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In addition to our 10 circulating iPads, Kids’ World now has 3 iPads for children to play with in our Early Learning area. The iPads are loaded with high quality apps for young children. Kids will have a blast exploring apps about music, animals, art, letters, numbers, and much more! Each iPad has two stools in front of it to encourage children to use the iPad with a friend or caregiver. Sharing the iPad allows you to enhance your child's learning, as well as presents opportunities for your child to practice social skills such as sharing and negotiation.
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
Want to help your young child be ready to read? Sign up for our Ready to Read eNewsletter for tips! The Ready to Read eNewsletter, custom made by Kids’ World staff, provides information on early literacy. Sent quarterly, each issue includes booklists, program information for ages 0-6, and suggestions for reading, singing, playing, talking, and writing with your child.
To subscribe, visit http://ahml.info/content/enewsletter-signup and look under "Specialty Publications."
Join us for Stranger Danger Awareness Training on Saturday March 30 from 1:30-2:15 (ages 4 and up).
Visit Tammy Town Safety, where kids will practice scenarios to learn how to stay safe in the community, at home, and going to and from school.
Kids' World has added 17 Science Kits to the collection. Included are kits which cover a variety of topics and interests. The collection offers a solar car, a USB microscope and a model of the human heart. There's a kit featuring sharks and one covering the periodic table. To access this collection in the catalog, search for "science kit" under keyword and refine the search by clicking on "toy" in the right hand column. When you're in the library, stop by to take a look. They're located to the right of the Kids' World Desk next to the STEM kits.
Special Child @ the Library is a semi-annual eNewsletter written by Kids’ World librarians. Each issue will highlight resources, services, and programs that might be of particular interest to families of children with special needs. To sign up, visit http://ahml.info/webform/enewsletter-signup.