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Making Learning Fun For Kids Who Live In A Digital World

Learn how gaming can provide experiences that encourage learning, cooperation with others, and so much more. Don't Bother Me Mom - I'm Learning!": How Computer and Video Games are Preparing Your Kids for  21st Century Success -- and How You Can Help!,  by Marc Prensky, offers a positive introduction guide for parents about their kid's video and computer game-playing.

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Dragons, Magic and Fantasy

City of Fire by Laurence Yep

Your adventure waits, just open the book to discover a world filled with magical beings such as dragons in human form, tiny lap griffins, and reincarnations of legendary Chinese warriors, Japanese folk creatures, and goddesses in disguise.
 

Small but Mighty

When I was in elementary school my teacher, Miss Rice, read to the class every day after lunch. In third grade, I fell in love with a mouse when she shared, what I now consider to be a children's classic book, The Mouse and The MotorcycleIt was that point that I was truly hooked into becoming a reader.

It's Eric Carle's Birthday!

Eric Carle's books for children are known world wide.  Today, June 25th, is his Birthday so I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you.

Knowing When To Say Please And Thank You, Is A Good Start, But It's Not Everything Children Need To Know.

It's important that children have the opportunity to learn life skill;. so this week we are taking a closer look at manners. The books I've highlighted this week will be a fun way for parents to discuss this important topic with their children.

You're Finally Here! by Mélanie Watt.

Celebrate with Books

Happy Father's Day. 

Reading books with your child is a great way to celebrate Fathers Day. 

My Dad, My Hero  Ethan Long.

A Book for Bedtime

 

 

 

 

No One But You by Douglas Wood

A Young Girl Remembered, Anne Frank

 

 

June 12, 1942, Anne Frank turned 13 years old, and it was on that day that she received her diary which she named Kitty. Over the next two years, it became not only a reflection of her life, but of the world at that time. On August 1, 1944 she wrote her last entry.  Shortly thereafter, on August 4th, her family was discovered. She died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Feb. or March of 1945.

Note: The books listed below would be appropriate for mature readers.

 

Five Little Cookies Fingerplay

Storytime is a great place for children to learn basic concepts including math.  In a few weeks, I will be introducing  Five Little Cookies fingerplay to the children who attend my Family Storytime.  I've included the words below incase you wanted to learn it as well. 

Five Little Cookies

Five little cookie in the bakery shop.

Shinning bright with sugar on top.

Along comes (child's name) with a nickle to pay.

He/she buys a cookie and takes it away.

How many do we have now?

Four!

(Continue with four, three, two and one).

Books dealing with Basic Math Concepts

Dig into a Good Book - Dinosaurs Books

 

All kids love dinosaur books, and that is why I was so excited about this years theme, "Dig up a Good Book.”  Our Summer Reading Club starts on June 3rd. You can pre-register here. 

Children don't need to follow any type of reading list; rather, it's more important to let children choose items that like. This will help children develop a life long love of reading.  

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