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Two New Books by Jeff Kinney

Fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will want to place a request for the next two books written by Jeff Kinney.   Diary o

Forever Friends

 

“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”   Henry David Thoreau

Creative Corner: Expanding the World through Art

"The World is but a Canvas to the Imagination.”
Henry David Thoreau
 

Creative Corner

I spent the Fourth of July weekend with my niece and nephew who were visiting from Colorado.  During their visit, we created several art projects together. 

Below are a few of my favorite resources for exploring art with children.  Please feel free to share any art projects or books that you have found to be useful.     

 

 

 

Happy Fourth of July!

The 4th of July is the perfect setting for a fun filled day of food, family and friends. If weather permits, I will be picnicking in the park this weekend.  

Please feel free to share a favorite cookbook or recipe below.  I am always looking for new recipes and would love any suggestions you may have.

Ease Summer Camp Jitters with Books

 

Summer camp offers many fun experiences for children. However, if this is your child’s first visit away from home they may be feeling anxious. These feelings are normal.  In fact, everyone, even adults feel stress when dealing with things that are unfamiliar to them.

When children know what to expect from a situation they tend to be more confident and are willing to try new things.  One great way to help ease your child’s fears is to simply talk with them and books offer a great medium for starting a conversation. 

Poetry of America

Last month was National Poetry Month, so why am I writing this blog in May?  If you had a chance to visit the Atascocita Branch you may have noticed my display of poetry books in the children's area. I am happy to report that many children and adults checked these items out. Even though April is over and gone, I am hopeful that you will continue to explore books in this area of the library.

Monday, May 31st, our country will celebrate Memorial Day. This national holiday commemorates the U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who died while in military service.  I have chosen books about America in honor of these brave men and women.   
 

Music Playlist for Kids

Springtime marks the beginning of weekend road trips for many of us. Here are a few Cd’s that you might want to take along for the ride.

I would love to hear about any artists that you enjoy listening to. Please post comments or suggestions at the end of this blog. 

  

Laurie Berkner

Buzz Buzz

Rocketship Run

Under a Shady Tree 

Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco: two polar bears on a mission to save the Klondike Café! 

Whaddaya think of that?

 

Coming Clean

 
 
 
My husband, recently told me that I buy cleaning products like most women buy shoes. At first, I denied it. Then, I took a closer look at my cleaning cabinet, and  I realized that it was stuffed with items I don’t even like.

Creative Corner

Everyone knows that art activities are fun.  Did you know that they also help build skills such as; creative thinking, spatial awareness, problem solving? You can extend your child's learning experience by reading books about art, and visiting the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  MFAH, is a family friendly environment that encourages both adults and children to explore and discover. They even provide weekly activities and storytimes!

 

 

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