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Basic Math Concepts









Many children's songs and fingerplays help reinforce basic math concepts. Whenever possible, I incorporate objects that the children can count or other  visual images such as graphs. This not only makes the information easier for children to understand but also allows me to introduce vocabulary. 

At home, parents can help their children by creating activities and games to talk about math. Take children on a nature walk and allowing them to collect items such as, small stones, sea shells or leaves.

Audio Books Playlist For Children

Many of you will soon be celebrating Spring Break. So, I wanted to highlight audio books for young children. The items that I have chosen not only include the picture book, but they also include a musical CD version. I encourage you to try these out during your next car trip.

The Bluebonnets Have Arrived!

To say that the Texas Bluebonnet books are popular would truly be an understatement.  So, I wanted to make sure everyone is aware that the 2012 - 2013 Bluebonnet Books have arrived at all HCPL locations. Happy reading!

Fun With Math

Fingerplays  and songs are a great way to help children learn basic math concepts.  Here is one that I will be using in my storytime during the Spring season.

Fabulous Fun With Food



The books this week take an unexpected spin and sometimes hilarious twist on traditional tales.  

Listen To The Voices Of Africa

Children and their families are invited to join our program to celebrate Black History Month. Please be aware that space is limited for all programs. The safety of the children we serve is our first consideration. Room capacity, as determined by the fire Marshall, as well as our desire for a high quality program experience, may necessitate limits.

If you are not able to make the program, you might want to check out a few of the books that I have listed below to share with those you love. 



The Girl Scouts Will Soon Celebrate Their 100th Anniversary






Juliette Gordon Low held the first Girl Scout Troop meeting on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. Today, the girl Scout organization continues to grow with 3.2 million active members who are dedicated to making our world a better place.  Not many organizations have left an imprint on the lives of so many young people. I hope that they have  many more years of success. 

You Would Not! Could Not ! Want To Miss, A Celebration Such As This!


Thursday, March 1st @ 4:00 pm.  

We are having a party to celebrate the life and work of  Theodor Seuss Geisel, who is better known as Dr. Seuss.  

As many of you might already know, The Lorax movie will be out soon in theaters. So, we have a special treat that is based on the book for our friends.  

Books to Tickle Your Funny Bone

In my opinion, there are few things more delightful than, to hear the giggling laughter of  children.  My booklist this week is dedicated to those wonderful authors and illustrators who understand their inner child and share it with the world.  


Murphy Meets the Treadmill by Harriet Ziefert

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