I don’t know about you, but when I read a book that I really, really like, I envision it as a movie. In my head, I cast actors, design sets, stitch costumes, and hire a director. I think we all know the thrill (and the fear) that comes when a favorite book is turned into a movie. But did you realize that there are plenty of people out there who read a book and hear music? Oh, they cast actors, design sets, stitch costumes, and hire a director in their heads, too, but they also write songs.
Young children need a variety of skills to become good readers. Reading aloud to your preschoolers, introducing new books to them, and helping them notice the print are valuable ways in building on these skills. You can promote good reading skills by reading aloud to your child. Afraid your infant is going to tear up a book? Give them a board book. Touching and playing with books is an introduction to building their reading skills.
Sushi and You: A Teen's Guide to the World of Raw Fish
Sushi has its friends and its enemies. Most people either love it or hate it. Sushi is, however, everywhere.
I am always a proponent of trying new things. There is nothing wrong with expanding the mind. But, we must be careful. Trying new things, without knowledge of what you are doing, can cause problems. A good adventurer always does a little research before entering any new territory. As sushi comes from Japan, a teen who tries the fish for the first time might like to know a bit more about it. So, like it or not, here are the basics of sushi.
Legendary Jazz Musician, Fats Domino once wrote that he was ‘Going to Kansas City – Kansas City here I come!’ Whether you know the song or not, you probably know that Jazz is as important to Kansas City as Jack Stack Barbeque and the Christmas Lights on the Plaza every year. With summer half gone, Independence Day past, and back-to-school time just starting to appear on the horizon, you may be wondering what there is to do around town – or if there’s something you’ve never done before.
For the past 18 years, on the Saturday before the 4th of July weekend, the community members of Camden Point enjoy the annual Freedom Festival. The festivities begin in the afternoon with the mister and misses contest. Young boys and girls show up dressed in their Fourth of July outfits, do a talent show, and are awarded prizes.
The Camden Point Branch has a collection of "Book Bundles" that making finding books for your child quick and easy. We have bundled books by subject matter, main character, reading ability, etc. Right now we have bundles of Magic Tree House, Manners, Henry & Mudge, plus several others.
If this is a service you think might be helpful, please call us at 816-280-3384. We can customize bundles according to your needs and have them ready for you to pick up.
Resource Spotlight: Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Many of the reference tools that you may have used as print materials in the past have moved online. Encyclopedia Britannica is no exception. The online version of this well-known reference tool offers numerous ways to get information. These include a quick access dictionary, videos, in-depth presentations on certain topics and links to other online sites for more data. You can use the Adult or Kids version of Encyclopedia Britannica Online.