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Archive for July, 2011

Nonfiction Fun

Life size zoo Nonfiction books are a great alternative for children who aren’t as interested in fictional stories. The Library's nonfiction books are not shelved with the picture books, but ask at the Youth Services desk and we would be happy to help you find books on topics that your child is interested in, such as firetrucks, outer space, dinosaurs, or sports. Choosing books based on children's interests helps to motivate them to want to read. 

 

–Tip by Keary B., Youth Collection Specialist

 

By on July 19, 2011 Categories: Print Motivation

Butterfly Finger Puppet

Butterfly-Finger-Puppet Make learning new vocabulary words fun by creating finger puppets your child can use with rhymes. Click here to learn how to make a butterfly finger puppet! Then sing this song and make your butterfly flutter to different parts of your or your child's body. You can make the butterfly land on all kinds of things; help your child name them!

Butterfly, Butterfly (tune of Jingle Bells)

Butterfly, butterfly,
Landing on my nose,
Butterfly, butterfly,
Now he’s on my toes.
On my arm, on my leg,
On my elbow,
Butterfly, oh butterfly
He lands, and then he goes.

–Tip by Barb M., Youth Programming and Outreach Assistant

By on July 6, 2011 Categories: Vocabulary