Posts tagged with "KW Parents"
Old Meets New
Posted by Kidbrarian on 10/13/11
Classics such as those authored by Robert Louis Stevenson or William Shakespeare are riveting stories but are often difficult for children to enjoy. Enter graphic novels! Here are the familiar tales introduced to a new generation in a format young readers can appreciate. This is also a good alternative for reluctant readers. Feel free to stop by our desk and ask us to point out these works.
Parenting in the Marketplace
Posted by Mrs. T. on 02/21/13
You may have heard that the Arlington Heights Memorial Library has an attractive new section called The Marketplace. Interesting subjects from Travel to Politics are arranged in a convenient, engaging way - face out. You don't need to look for the Dewey number to find your way. One day when you are dropping by Kids' World turn left by the new cafe. Walk towards the back and you'll see the Parenting section. Everything is there for every stage - newborn to the teen years. Here's a brief sampling. Come and visit. Let us know what you think!
Preschool Information Night
Posted by Ms. A on 01/15/13
It’s not too early to start looking for the right preschool or child care for your child. Join us at Preschool Information Night on Wednesday, January 16 from 7:00-8:30 PM. This is a great opportunity to meet teachers and providers from over 30 local programs. (Hendrickson Room, Open House)
Read and Discuss a Book With Your kids
Posted by Mrs. T. on 03/21/13
To encourage reading with your kids, we're hosting book discussions for children and their parents. Grandparents and others are invited too. Come join us for Desserts, Books and More on March 28 when we'll be discussing Because of Winn-Dixie, a well-loved book by Kate DiCamillo. The next discussion will be held on April 18 when The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd will be discussed. Snacks and activities will be planned to go with the theme. You can pick up a copy of the book at the Kids' World Desk. Call to register or register online. Hope to see you there!
Reading Aloud to a Dog
Posted by Mizz J on 10/19/11
Mom and Dad, this is a don't-miss experience for both you and your child, aged 7-11 years old. Every fall we offer readers a 15-minute opportunity to read aloud their favorite story to a dog. The program is called Paws to Read, and you may register now for times in October. On 11/1 register for a November time. Believe me, watching your child un-self-consciously read aloud to a relaxed dog is right up there with other great moments of parenting. Of course, you will stand outside the Lindsey Room while the kids are inside reading; but you can peek through the windows. Then after the final reading session, you are invited to take a picture of your child and the dog. Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy, Inc. understands that kids have to practice to become good readers. Dogs don't criticize and correct; dogs just love and listen. They are specially trained and so a child is relaxed, unafraid to make mistakes, and just plain happy to be reading.
Reading Program During Winter Break
Posted by Mizz J on 12/02/11
Winter break can feel so lon-nnnnnnn-ng, but the library will help. With every 20 minutes your grade schoolers read, they will work toward a free kids' meal coupon at Francesca's Tavola here in Arlington Heights and a brand new paperback at the finish. This coupon is offered to ages 3 up. For babies-35 months prizes include sticker sheet, tub toy, and a brand new book.
Register and receive your log at the Kids' World Desk starting Saturday December 17. This program goes through Sunday January 29
Ready to Read!
Posted by Ms. A on 01/04/12
Want to help your young child be ready to read? Sign up for our Ready to Read eNewsletter for tips! The Ready to Read eNewsletter, custom made by Kids’ World staff, provides information on early literacy. Sent quarterly, each issue includes booklists, program information for ages 0-6, and suggestions for reading, singing, playing, talking, and writing with your child.
To subscribe, visit http://ahml.info/content/enewsletter-signup and look under "Specialty Publications."
Posted by Ms. A on 03/13/13
Join us for Stranger Danger Awareness Training on Saturday March 30 from 1:30-2:15 (ages 4 and up).
Visit Tammy Town Safety, where kids will practice scenarios to learn how to stay safe in the community, at home, and going to and from school.
Special Child at the Library eNewsletter
Posted by Ms. A on 08/21/12
Special Child @ the Library is a semi-annual eNewsletter written by Kids’ World librarians. Each issue will highlight resources, services, and programs that might be of particular interest to families of children with special needs. To sign up, visit http://ahml.info/webform/enewsletter-signup.
Special Child Website
Posted by Ms. A on 08/27/12
We’ve created a new page on the Kids’ World site to share information with you about our services and resources for children with special needs. Take a look at our social story for young children. You can use the story to help prepare your child for a visit to the library. On the site, you’ll also find booklists, program descriptions, and helpful hints about searching our catalog for items that can meet your child’s needs. Find the link at the bottom of the Parents’ page, or simply click here: http://ahml.info/kids/special_child_at_the_library