Notes from Story Time

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KidLit TV

Check out this fun website that reinforces an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives. It is produced by diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award-winning filmmakers working together to create fun new ways to experience children’s literature.

KidLit TV

Talking to Young Children About Race

Babies begin to notice race around 6 months old, so it is never too soon to start talking about race with your child or to show them that although we are different, those differences make us great. In the video below, Miss Claire, a children’s librarian at the Mount Prospect Public Library, shares her own experience with talking to her son about race and reads aloud Skin Again by bell hooks.

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Rhythms of AfriCaribe

 When children to move in time to music, it helps them develop a sense of rhythm. Performing activities such as dancing, marching, or clapping to a beat helps children learn where to divide language, which will help them sound out words when they are learning to read.

Join us this Wednesday for the Rhythms of the AfriCaribe. Your children won’t be able to stop dancing to the beat!

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Have You Seen My Cat?

Children learn more from stories when they interact with them. After listening to this story, see if your child can do a “search and find” in your house. If you don’t have a cat, you can always hide a stuffed animal or other item for them to find.

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Social Emotional Learning

Part of social emotional learning is being aware of what you can do and developing self-esteem. This song celebrates the joy of having energy, and some of the things we can do with our bodies. It is nice to remind young children of what they can do to help deal with frustration about something they can’t do! 

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