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
- 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
Story Time will continue for preschoolers and their caregivers during the month of December. We will enjoy some holiday books and songs together and make some decorations. The themes for December:
- December 5 - Gingerbread
- December 12 - Giving
- December 19 - Winter
- December 26 - (No Story Time)
Please see the Story Time brochure for more information.
HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING
The holiday season is here. Books make a great gift for children. If you are wondering what books to give, you might consult the School Library Journal's list of the Top 100 Picture Books and Top 100 Children's Novels
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 -