Come and meet some new friends at storytime! There are many reasons to attend story time at your library but did you know story times are fun? They also encourage group interaction, and foster a love of reading! Listening to books is known to improve reading readiness skills in children. Research shows that children who are read to and have exposure to books, have a larger vocabulary and better language skills when starting school. Fall storytimes at the Antioch Branch will resume on September 7, 2010. Have fun listening to stories, singing songs and making a simple crafts.
Before there was Greg Heffley, the wimpy kid of diary fame, there was five year-old David. No, David! is the grown-up expression of David Shannon’s experiences as that five year-old. David thinks he can’t do anything right because all day long, every day, his life is full of correction and admonition. His mother loves him, but boy, can he make a mess.
Did you know that many of your favorite celebrities have written children’s books? Even Herman Munster wrote a book. Some are funny, some are musical, and most have a moral or lesson to share. A few of them are actually good. After reading over 50 children’s books (all JE’s), all celebrities are not equal when it comes to writing.
Building Blocks Makes Great Read Alouds for Young Children
Designed to encourage reading aloud to children from birth through kindergarten age, the Building Block Picture Book Award is sponsored by the Children’s Services Round Table of the Missouri Library Association.
Stumped for Ideas for Books Your Child Might Like to Read?
Parents often have trouble finding books that might interest their children. Luckily, 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Uphas recently arrived at the Colbern Road Branch. The best thing about this book is that each chapter has book suggestions for a specific age range. Classics and recently released books are all here.
Now that school has begun, I want to remind parents of our Kindergarten through 3rd graders that we have an extensive Reader section. They are located between the picture books and the juvenile fiction. The books are divided into Readers 1, 2 & 3. These books cover:
It’s that time of year again. The older children are off to school, and younger brother or sister wants something to do. How about checking out the Missouri Building Block Award Nominee display starting September 1st. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to read aloud to children from the list of ten titles selected by a group of Missouri librarians. This award is to get young children from birth to kindergarten excited about reading.