My husband and I love to go on daytrips around the Kansas City area. We have done all the historical events in Independence associated with the Oregon Trail, as well as taken tours of the historical homes in the area like Bingham-Waggoner and Vaile Mansions. We usually combine a daytrip with a lunch out and try to go to a new restaurant for some good local food.
Looking for things to do with the kids this summer? Would you like them to be FREE or cheap? I have found some great deals for you. You can always take advantage of MCPL's free Events, Databases, and free items.
If your daughter is like me, she will never out-grow princess stories. I recently discovered several amazing princess stories that are great for 3rd-6th grade girls. Some of the stories are twists on old fairytales, and some are new.
Here is my list of princess books. I hope your daughter enjoys them as much as I did!
One of the coolest things about being a YA lit fanatic is how amazingly easy it is to communicate with and see all your favorite authors. I mean, really, how many adult authors would respond personally to your comment on their blog, friend you on Facebook after you posted about their book, mention your name in a video on their YouTube channel, and tell embarrassing stories about their own teen years while you are standing right next to them? Not many, that's for sure. But YA authors love being connected to their readers as much as possible.
I stumbled upon this fun, little song and activity that can be done with preschool aged children to teach them basic directional concepts (in, above, under, in front, and to the right). As you can imagine, you can also do this activity and change up the words: for instance, using inside, up, down, behind, and left. Repeat this often and your children will easily pick up on these concepts! It’s also a fun way to teach colors, and you can use this little ditty to teach your children the names of different animals, too!
Recently, I took the time to explore one of our Research Databases, Live Homework Help from Tutor.com. I decided to dive into this exploratory mission after one of our customers asked me for assistance with one of its resources. She, a college student, was working on a paper and had a professor recommend Live Homework Help. She was attempting to upload an entire paper for review; I didn't even know this was an offered service.
Helen Hamilton has always felt different. She’s done her best to hide it, until the day she went to school and attacked a new student without provocation. What’s wrong with her? As Helen began to unravel her past, she realized that she couldn’t hide from it any longer.
Leisure Arts has published a book of scrapbooking ideas called Fast Scrapbooking with 4x6 Photos. This book starts with ten shortcuts for creating fast scrapbook pages. In addition, there are chapters of page layouts depending on the number of photos you want to put on a page, up to 15 photos. There are also ideas for creating mini albums and displaying photos.
Only two more weeks to get those books read and logged for the Summer Reading Program. You will still be able to collect your books and prizes until August 3rd. We have had a large amount of kids participate this year. Thanks for allowing us to share with your kids our love of books and learning and for allowing them to participate with us.