Category: Children

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers 2015

The Kansas State Library has updated the Kansas Reads to Preschoolers page with activities and curriculum tie-ins for Is Your Mama a Llama?  On the website, there is a link to the Is Your Mama a Llama Pinterest board which has loads of craft ideas! And, a link to register your own Kansas Reads to …

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Teen Librarians in the Library

Many thanks to all of you who made it to yesterday’s Fall Youth Workshop. We had two great presenters and a lot of fun! As promised, I’ve uploaded the Teen Behavior in the Library webinar to YouTube. I hope you learn as much watching it as I did making it. As promised, Molly Wetta has posted her presentation, …

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Talking to Babies = Early Learning

As librarians, we know that talking to young children, toddlers, and babies is good for their brains, but we need to make sure our patrons know! Resources for educating parents in your community on the importance of simply talking with and listening to their children can be found at: Thirty Million Words from The University …

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Combating Summer Slide Research & Program Idea

Let Them Choose! Recently, The Washington Post ran this article “Why We Should Let Kids Choose Their Own Summer Reading Books” highlighting research that demonstrates that the best way to combat summer slide is to let children select their own reading materials! We’ve long known that reading over the summer helps children retain their literacy skills, …

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Superhero Books for Teens

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) posted The Ultimate Superhero, Supervillain, and Superpower YA Reading List Check it out if you’re looking for hero books for your teens! The list was created by Molly Wetta, who describes it this way, “These books explore the moral ambiguities that come with superhuman abilities as well as …

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Make Your Summer Reading Program More Inclusive

The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) had a good post today with ways to improve your Summer Reading program by making it more accessible to patrons of all abilities: 10 Ways to Make Your Summer Reading Program Inclusive

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Superhero Training Program

Even if you didn’t win a Superhero Training Camp kit at one of the Summer Reading Craft Workshops, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a Superhero Training Program! Here are all the signs, templates, and other printables for a superhero training program: Directions for setting up the Superhero Training Program Super Hero Training Program Templates …

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What Can I Say. . .It Was Super!

The 2015 Summer Reading Workshop was a big success! You can access the documents and resources shared by Kathy and NCKLS here: Every Hero has a Story Workshop.

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Calling All Super Librarians!

Faster than a speeding toddler! More reliable than a Google search! Able to leap tall shelves at a single bound! Look! Up in the stacks! It’s fiction! It’s nonfiction! It’s Super Librarian! Don’t forget to signup for the 2015 Summer Reading Workshop! When: Thursday, March 12th from 9:30 to 3:15 Where: Manhattan Public Library’s secret …

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Screen Sense: Research Based Guidelines for Screen Use for Children Under 3 Years Old

Zero to Three Shares Key Research Findings There are many mixed messages about screen time and young children. Yet many libraries are adding apps and other screen media to storytimes and programming for young children. If you’re trying to navigate these waters, the new research from Zero to Three can help! Zero to Three, the …

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