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Learning Skills for School

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.

Wishes for the Future

We recently had a Wishing Tree in the Children's Department to celebrate Lunar New Year.  As promised, I am sharing the results.  Although, most of the wishes were made by children, adults also participated.


Family Storytime & Craft 2/15/2010

 Stringing "Beads"

Fine Motor Skills

Hand-Eye Coordination.  

Early Math Skills.

Stringing beads (or in this case fruite flavored cereal) is a fun craft activity that encourages early literacy skills.  


Below are a few books that will extend your storytime experience. 

Happy Presidents' Day


Visit the Atascocita branch Library to check out my current display on President Lincoln.  In the near future, I will be sharing some of my favorite books on President Washington. As you can imagine, this has been a hot topic.

 The Emancipation Proclamation: Would You Do What Lincoln Did? by Elaine Landua

Examines the events leading up to President Abraham Lincoln's decision to write the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery, including the beginning of the Civil War"--Provided by publisher.

Ms Susan's Valentine Craft

      Happy Valentine's Day!

Children attending Ms Susan's  Toddler and Pre-School storytimes this week made Valentine's Day cards. 


How Does Your Garden Grow?






Garden Party Craft

Last week's storytime for pre-schoolers was so much fun. I was able to fill in for Ms Susan and, it was wonderful  seeing many friends that started in my Babytime.  

To extend the experience for your child I have listed a few of the books that I thought you might enjoy. 

This week,  Ms Susan will be reading Valentine's books, and a holiday craft will follow the program. 

Exciting News!

 Jerry Pinkney is the first individual African American to win the Caldecott Medal award! 

Skinna-Marinky Dinky Dink, Skinnamarinky Doo...


Children attending Twilight Tales (Family Storytime) made Love Bugs for Valentine's Day. In case you missed the fun, I've included a few books that you might like to checkout.

Celebrate Black History Month with Books!

I have created this booklist to include both non-fiction and picture books for elementary school students. Often, picture books are discouraged for children who are past pre-school. This booklist demonstrates that picture books are an effective tool for children of every age, and especially when teaching historical material.  


 Africans in America, 1619-1865  by Kay Melchisedech Olson


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