Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Make Your Own Word Search Puzzle

Here's a fun game that lets you design your very own word search puzzle!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fall:A Poem for Kids

Here's a cute fall poem school-age children will enjoy!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Photo of the Day

What a cute kitty, smelling the flowers. I wonder if kitties smell things the same way humans do.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Photo of the Day

I wonder...what is the middle horse thinking?

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Photo of the Day

I like photographs that make me think. What does this photo make you think?

Friday, August 26, 2016

No Pumpkins:A Silly Poem for Kids

There are no pumpkins in the pumpkin patch,
no pumpkins in the store,
no pumpkins on the roadside stand-
no pumpkins anymore!

There are no pumpkins anywhere,
and do you know why?
It's because my mom and me
just baked the world's biggest pumpkin pie!

Food Label Game for Kids

It's school lunch time! Here's a fun game that helps teach kids how to decipher food labels and make healthier eating choices!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Decorate a School Bus Game

Here's a fun free game that lets you decorate your own cool school bus! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Cat in the Hat Video Clips

Here are several cute video clips from the Cat in the Hat cartoon series!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Photo of the Day

I'd love to drive this cardboard car...wouldn't you? What will you make with a little cardboard and a lot of imagination today?

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Photo of the Day

Isn't this photo inspiring? What would you paint with the watercolors above?

Friday, August 19, 2016

Song of the Day

Kids will love this uplifting song, complete with lyrics!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Photo of the Day

I love the cat in this picture...don't you? I wonder what he's thinking!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Ad Decoder:Discover the Secrets Behind Misleading Ads

Here's a quick learning activity that exposes some of the ways advertising can be misleading.

Monday, August 15, 2016

It Must Be Fall:A Sensory Poem for Kids

I hear leaves crunch beneath my feet.
I smell apple pie baking.
I see color everywhere.
I feel a chill in the air.
I taste pumpkin latte.
It must be fall!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Wishes and Wonders Book Club:Prudence Wants a Pet

Read Prudence Wants a Pet by Cathleen Daly, a charming book about a girl who desperately wants a pet, then answer the following questions. Discuss your answers with a parent or teacher.

1. Why does Prudence's dad reject her first pet request?

2. Why does Prudence's mom reject Prudence's first pet request?

3. What is Prudence's first pet?

4. What happened to Prudence's first pet?

5. What is Prudence's second pet? What does Prudence name her second pet?

6. What happened to Prudence's second pet?

7. What is Prudence's third pet? What does she name it?

8. What happened to Prudence's third pet?

9. What is Prudence's fourth pet?

10. What is Prudence's fifth pet? What does she name it?

11. What happened to Prudence's fifth pet?

12. What is Prudence's sixth pet?

13. What gift did Prudence get for her birthday? What does she name it?

14. What kind of pet do YOU want?

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Follow Your Dreams:Interview with Poet Darren Sardelli

I think it's important to encourage children to read...and to write! Read this interview  with poet Darren Sardelli for some writing inspiration, then start filling notebooks upon notebooks with your ideas!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Down by the Bay:A Silly Song for Kids

Here's a nonsense song I've always liked and when you're done listening to it, why not color in this coloring sheet based on the song's lyrics?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Today I Feel Like Pink:A Poem for Children

Today I feel like pink...
soft and sweet (wink wink)
but moods change, yes they do...
and tomorrow I may feel blue (boo hoo!).

Little Octopus Went to School: An Animated Story for Children

I love this story about starting over and fitting in.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Wishes and Wonders Book Club:Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses

Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses is a book about a grumpy cat who finds a magical way to happiness. Read Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses by Kimberly and James Dean, then answer the following questions. Discuss your answers with a parent or teacher.

1. Why was Pete the Cat unhappy?

2. How do the cool, blue, magic sunglasses make the blues go away?

3. Why was squirrel mad?

4. Why was turtle frustrated?

5. Why was alligator sad?

6. What happened to the cool, blue, magic sunglasses?

7. What advice did Wise Old Owl give Pete?

8. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses is a book about perspective. Look up the word perspective in a dictionary. What does it mean to you?

Joke of the Day

What instrument does a sheep play?


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Joke of the Day

What is a duck's favorite snack?

Cheese and QUACKers!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A One Minute Story About Kindness

Do you believe kindness comes back to you? I do, as this video illustrates.

Monday, August 1, 2016

A Little Inspiration

There are so many great books waiting to be discovered. Visit your library today!