Some fun websites that you can enjoy with your children:
- Chickadee Award
- Maine Student Book Award
- Free Rice
- We Give Books
- Online Storytime
- Read To Me
- Robert Munsch Audio Books (Listen online or Download)
- Tumble Books
- Leading to Reading
- Learn To Read
- National Geographic Young Explorers
- Play & Learn (Try this is Spanish, German, or French for fun!)
- Count Us In
- Britannica Online Learning Zone (use MARVEL! for home access)
5 Tips for a Successful Trip to the Library with a Toddler - Simple tips for preparing your toddler for their first visit to the library.
Story Time - Thursdays at 10:30
A fun atmosphere and safe environment for parent or caregiver and child to share time together at the library and to make new friends. Please see the Story Time brochure for weekly theme and more information.
I Can Read!: 100 Tips for Beginning Readers Discover one hundred fun activities and tips to help children become enthusiastic readers in this new guide from I Can Read! Download for FREE as an eBook or as a pdf.
Also available on the Nook. Ask to borrow at the library Desk.
Raising Readers promotes a love of books and reading by giving books to Maine children at birth and at each well child visit through age five. Like Raising Readers on Facebook to get tips on reading to your children.
We agree with Geek Dad that "few things that you do are more important than reading to your kids early and often. The social science is in, vocabulary is a major predictor of cognitive development in your children. Reading to them is a great way to get them using the language centers of their brain. Plus some of the best times we have had with our children have come while watching their eyes glisten as Harry looks in the Mirror of Erised or listening to their giggles as they discover the joys and absurdities of Shel Silverstein’s poetry. Reading aloud to your kids can be a blast."
This blog post is a wonderful list of books that are great readalouds -