Kids Blog: Kindergarten
The holidays are almost upon us and I thought I would share some of my favorite holiday traditions!
Spending time with family and friends while drinking eggnog and hot apple cider!.Getting warm by a fireplace while watching It's a Wonderful Life and Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer! Getting up early Christmas morning to check my stocking and see what Santa has left for me under the tree!
Here are a variety of holiday books that are always fun to read around this time of year!
What do you think about when you think about Fall? Here is what I think about:
Crunchy leaves blowing in a crisp, cool wind.
Jack o' lanterns on porches, watching with their crooked smiles and flickering eyes.
Cloudy days that feel just right for hot cocoa and spooky stories!
Are you ready for Fall? I sure am! I am putting myself in a Fall mood by reading some of my favorite spooky and silly picture books.
In just a few short days summer break will be over and kids will be heading back to school. Some kids will be starting school for the first time or attending a brand new school. These changes can get kids excited or make them feel a little apprehensive. I love sharing a book with kids going to school for the first time and hearing about what they think school is like, if they’re scared about being away from family, and what they are looking forward to. Share one of these stories with your little one to get a conversation started! It might even make the first day a little smoother!
I love my cat Zoey. For a cat who has only lived with us for a few months, she has really made herself at home. When we brought her home from the Arlington Animal Shelter, we were a little nervous about how she would act around my dogs, but I'm amazed at how patient she is. She just watches them play and stays out of their way. Do you have a favorite cat? There are so many different types to choose from. There are short haired and long haired cats - some cats have almost no hair at all. Some cats like to play and others like to sleep all day long and play at night. In celebration of Adopt-a-Shelter Cat month, I've included a selection of some of my favorite books that include cats.
The best way to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2nd is to read to your child! Come to any of our locations and pick out any book, sit down and read to your child. You can even print out a certificate of completion from the National Education Foundation to award your child for listening.
Or you can reserve one of these fabulous Dr. Seuss books:
Looking for more activities? Check out Seussville.com. Or go see the new movie Lorax, premiering in theatres on Dr. Seuss' birthday.
Check out the Lorax trailer!
February has lots of important events going on like Valentine's Day, Library Lovers Month and National African American History Month. But did you know that February is also the Great American Pie Month? Dig in to these delicious picture books and declare your love for yummy pie.
One thing many people don’t know about me is that I never grew out of the obsessed-with-dinosaur stage that most kids go through. I still really love and am fascinated about all things dino! It should come as no surprise then that when Bob Shea announced his latest book, Dinosaur vs. the Library, I was all over it.
This book combines my love of Shea’s adorable red dinosaur (who we previously saw battling bedtime and the potty) and my love of the library. What's that you say? A dinosaur and a library aren't enough for you? You want more?! Well Dinosaur vs. the Library has got more! There’s a roaring cow, baby chicks, owls…I could go on forever.
Dinosaur vs. the Library teaches kids to use their inside roar when they’re in places like storytime at the library. I don’t want to give away the ending so you’ll have to check it out to see who comes out on top—the dinosaur or the library. Try practicing indoor roaring with your kids as you read it!
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