Posts tagged with "KW Parents"

Posted by Mrs. T. on 03/21/13
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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!

Posted by Mizz J on 10/19/11
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.

Posted by Mizz J on 12/02/11
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

Posted by Ms. L on 01/04/12
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."
 

Posted by Ms. L on 03/13/13
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.

Posted by Ms. L on 08/21/12
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.

Posted by Ms. L on 08/27/12
We’ve created a new page on the Kids’ World site to share information with you about our services and resources for children with special needs.  Take a look at our social story for young children.  You can use the story to help prepare your child for a visit to the library.  On the site, you’ll also find booklists, program descriptions, and helpful hints about searching our catalog for items that can meet your child’s needs.  Find the link at the bottom of the Parents’ page, or simply click here: http://ahml.info/kids/special_child_at_the_library

Posted by Mizz J on 03/21/12
Hi Parents,
Your youngster will soon be able to sign-up for this popular summer program.  Just a reminder that students must be completing grades 6, 7, or 8 to participate as a Junior Library Volunteer this summer.  This is a dynamic program where the volunteers help to run the summer reading program and assist the library behind-the-scenes. Pick up an application at the Kids' World Desk or download it at www.ahml.info/kids. 
Registration deadline is May 14 at 10PM.  All completed applications must be returned to Kids' World.

Posted by Mrs. T. on 07/23/13
Kits that help children learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics can now be checked out from the Kids' World Department. These kits are for all ages. Everything from simple machines to snap circuits are available. Take a look at this list to see what may interest you or your child.

Posted by Ms. L on 07/06/12
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If your child does best in a small group setting, consider attending our Sensory Storytimes. In our Sensory Storytimes, there are fewer children, hands-on activities, and a lower noise level. You don’t need an AHML card to register!
 
On July 14, we’ll read I Spy Under the Sea, blow bubbles, play a parachute game, search for ocean animals in rice, make a craft, and test our balance with bean bags! Please join us in our “under the sea” adventures!
 
On August 12, we'll read I Love Bugs, play with bug puppets, and use rubbing plates to create our own bugs!  Come get creepy and crawly with us!
 
Sensory Storytime
Saturday July 14, 1:30-2:15
Sunday August 12, 1:30-2:15
Lindsey Room
Ages 3-7 with caregiver
This storytime is designed to engage children through movement, music, stories, and play. Ideal for children with autism or sensory processing issues or children who have difficulty sitting still. Please feel free to call 847-506-2620 if you’d like to tell us about your child or request special accommodations. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.