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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. 

Houston Zoomobile Program

 

 Walk on the Wild Side

 On Tuesday, June 15th the Houston ZooMobile will be presenting a program on animal movement.  Learn how different animals swing, slither, swim and slide to get what they need from their environment.

Pizza Party: Monday, June 14th @ 3:30 pm

Pizzapalooza

 

Kids who visit the Atascocita Branch Library next Monday, June 14th will have a chance to see how pizza is made!  Some audience members will even have a opportunity to try their hand at "slinging" dough.  This program is sure to be messy so wear clothing that you can get dirty.

Crocodiles: Tuesday, June 8th

Learn about crocodiles!

This afternoon, the Atascocita Branch Library, will be holding a  children's program on crocodiles.  

Magic @ The Library

Abracadabra, Hocus Pocus, Presto Chango, Shazam...VOILA!

I am excited to announce that the Atascocita Branch Library, summer reading kick off celebration, will highlight the talents of magician Steve Burton! Audience participation will be encourage, and the program will include live animals, comedy, music and special treats for all his helpers.

Pokemon Club: Thursday, May 27th

Children ages 7 to 10 years old are invited to join our Pokémon Club. Our next meeting is on Thursday, May 27 @ 4:00 pm
This will be a great opportunity to meet other players and share ideas. Please make sure to bring your Nintendo DS, games, trading cards and anything else you would like to discuss.

 
 

Photo curtousy of Tancread's photostream on flickr.

Children's Early Literacy Program

Saturday, May 15th @ 1:30 PM
In partnership with the Children’s Museum of Houston we are proud to present Para Los Niños. Come join the fun as we share books and activities that encourage early literacy skills. This program will focus on family communication and is presented in English.

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?

 

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