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Resource Book for Parents: Autism Spectrum Disorder

 
  
 
  
Authors, Simone Griffin and Dianne Sandlerhave created a book which addresses the unique challenges that children with communication difficulties face, and offers numerous suggestions for supporting their needs through play. 
 

Friendly Reminder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will not have an infant lapsit program on Friday, October 8th.

Families wishing to attend a infant storytime this week are encouraged to join the program onThursday, October 7th at 11:00 am.  We will resume our regular schedule next week.

 

Pokemon Club: Thursday, September 30th @ 4:00 pm

Children ages 7 to 10 years old are invited to join our Pokémon Club!  
This meeting will be a great opportunity to meet other players and share ideas.  Please bring you Nintendo DS, trading cards, books and anything else that you would like to discuss. A small snack will be provided.

Image provided by Flickr member KyuubiTamer.

 

Super Harvest Moon: September 22, 2010:

According to NAASA, "For the first time in almost 20 years, northern autumn is beginning on the night of a full Moon. The coincidence sets the stage for a "Super Harvest Moon" and a must-see sky show to mark the change of seasons."

Today also marks an important occasion as many Asian cultures will celebrate the end of their harvest as part of their Mooncake Festival. This is sure to be a spectacular night for anyone who takes time to view this rare celestial event.

 

Children's Author Visit: Thursday, September 23rd @ 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Atascocita Branch Library
I am excited to inform you that children’s author, Gwendolyn Zepeda, will be presenting a special program in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Growing Up with Tamales will be read by the author, and she will be happy to answer any question. We will provide a small snack, providing children the opportunity to taste this wonderful holiday food.  Tickets/registration are not required.
 

What You Might Not Know About Dr. Seuss

Many of you are familiar with the beloved children's books written by Dr. Seuss. What you may not be aware of is that "Dr. Seuss" was a nom de plume. His given name was Theodor Seuss Geisel. 

Family Game Night & Craft: September 13th @ 7pm

The library will be closed on Sunday, September 5th and Monday, September 6th in observance of Labor Day.

Our Next program will be held on Monday, September 13th @ 7pm.

Craft: Children and tweens will have a chance to create an artistic graphic design.  

Games: Young children will also have a chance to play board games with their friends.

  

 

 

 

Pokemon Club: August 26th @ 4:00 pm

Pokemon members will meet today at 4:00 pm.  This program is for children ages 7 to 10 years old.  
Photograph provided by KayVee.INC's photostream on flickr 

 

Family Storytime and Craft: Monday, August 30th

Following our storytime program, children will have an opportunity to create a collage that will include the child's name or a special word. Keeping with our "green" theme we will be using recycled cardboard and baby food lids as part of our collage.
Storytime starts at 7:00 pm, and everyone is welcome.

Below are the words for the Cool Bear Hunt Song by Dr. JeanThis song is truely a favorite of the children who attend storytime.  I have also included a link, so you may oder the cd if you would like. This is a great song to help children learn directionality concepts (under, over around, etc...) and in turn, promotes visual perceptual skills needed to learn how to read and write.

Order the CD:  Dr. Jean sings silly songs
We also sing the "Hokey Pokey" song for the same reason. 
 

 

Keeping a Watchful Eye

During hot summer days, water activities are a great way to exercise and cool off. Even though the kids are back in school, many Texans will be enjoying the beach and local pool for weeks to come. As the days roll into fall, it's easy to become more relaxed and less mindful of the dangers of water, I wanted to remind everyone about water safety.

 

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