During storytime this morning, several young friends informed me that they would be celebrating Thanksgiving this week. I asked them what their plans were, and they quickly noted that they were going to watch "the parade!"
During each Infant Lapsit program, I like to provide an opportunity for the children to play with bubbles. So, you might wonder how bubbles are related to a literacy program. Everyone knows that children enjoy this activity; however, there really is more thought behind my choice.
According to the American Optometric Association, “Reading requires the integration of a number of different vision skills: visual acuity, visual fixation, accommodation, binocular fusion, convergence, field of vision, and form perception."
Playing with bubbles provides children with the opportunity to develop and refine several skills needed to be a successful future reader.
National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month is celebrated each November. Would you like to know more about Native American histories and cultures? Visit the library! There are many items here at the library and also online that will support a deeper understanding of the American who first graced this land. Ask a librarian, they would love to assist you in your discoveries.
At Your Library, a public awareness campaign for public libraries, recently published “The Best Graphic Novel for Children.”
The list is filled with recommendations for reluctant readers and those who enjoy illustrated reads. Not only do these titles encourage reading, they can serve as supplemental teaching aides on topics such as history and literature.
Below are highlights from the list by grade level. Click here to see the full list of books!
Family, friends and fabulous food. Who doesn't love Thanksgiving? That may be the case today, but way back when "skirts were long and hats were tall" Americans were forgetting Thanksgiving, and nobody seemed to care! Thankfully, Sarah Hale appeared. More steadfast than Plymouth Rock, this lady editor knew the holiday needed saving. But would her recipe for rescue ever convince Congress and the presidents?
Join acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson on a journey of a woman and a pen that spanned four decades, the Civil War, and five presidents, all so you could have your turkey and eat it too!
Check out "QR Codes for Kids" on YouTube, the latest video tutorial from the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch library.
QR codes are two dimensional codes you scan with a smartphone or tablet and get instantly connected to websites, contact information, images, and more.
QR Codes for Kids - written by Krissy Conn, performed by Krissy Conn and Paula Gonzales, childrens' librarians. Produced by Monica Norem, reference librarian.
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