Tag Archives: Children

Babies in Bloom: Singing

Babies from birth to 18 month (with caring adult) enjoy songs, action rhymes and playtime while building early literacy skills. A great way to get to know other families in your community! Early Literacy Tip: ┬áLike reading, singing is an … Continue reading

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Preschool Storytime, Theme: Houses

In this weeks storytime, you can look at a new flannel board (building a house out of shapes), learn the signs from our closing song, and focus on tips related to integrating writing and shapes into everyday. Continue reading

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Spring Break STEM Movie: The Princess and the Frog

It was a very successful program, with 20 children participants and 11 parent participants. The parents really appreciate being able to bring the whole family, even their toddlers to see the movie and know that other parents will be understanding … Continue reading

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Preschool Outreach (Mills Parole) Theme: Monkeys and More

Outreach at AACPL is an opportunity for staff members to get into the community and bring the library to those who may not have experienced it yet. We talk about libraries, what we offer, and do a storytime much like … Continue reading

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Library Link: Maker Books

I’m very supporting of integrating non-fiction titles into recommendations for children. This one in particular caught my eye. Its very important today to include both fiction and nonfiction titles to help support the new Common Core standards recently implemented, but … Continue reading

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Homeschool Art: Egyptian Portraits

For the month of November, we are focusing on art and science projects related to the Ancient Egyptians. Their culture is rich with scientific principles, and interesting art. For our first project of the month, I decided to base my … Continue reading

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Kids Corner: Lego Fun

To develop interesting programming related to engineering is a goal across libraries today, and one of the most typical go-to’s for librarians is the use of Legos. Awesome for me, ACLA and the EINetwork (which supports Allegheny County in PA) … Continue reading

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