With baseball cards and clothespins, we make our bikes sound like motorcycles. From Guyku: a year of haiku for boys by Bob Raczka
Oh Mother, I am blue today "Oh Mother, I am blue today, I don't know why or how. There's never been another child as blue as I am now." "I see you're blue," my mother said, "and this is what I think - if you would rather not be blue, don't bathe again in ink." … Continue reading National Poetry Month – Day 6
Sharks Mentally, we're an ideal match! Dentally, you're my perfect catch! Caterpillars I'm finding a leaf. You're taking a bite. Wait a few weeks and our hearts will take flight. Chameleons You and I could be a team, if we agree on a color scheme. Three poems from the collection Twosomes: love poems from the … Continue reading National Poetry Month – Day 5
Antoinette Leach came in from the beach by James Marshall Antoinette Leach came in from the beach with a lobster asleep in her curls. Said her mother, "My dear, it's perfectly clear, you're simply not like other girls." From Pocketful of Nonsense, pg 22. This fun poem is actually a limerick - which is a … Continue reading National Poetry Month – Day 4
A Snooze by Lin Oliver When I snooze I don't wear shoes Or visit zoos Or kangaroos. I close my eyes And see blue skies And dream sweet dreams Until I rise. From Little Poems for Tiny Ears
Calling All Readers by Laura Purdie Salas I'll tell you a story. I'll spin you a rhyme. I'll spill some ideas - And we'll travel through time. Put down the controller. Switch off the TV. Abandon the mouse and just hang out with me. I promise adventure. Come on, take a look! On a day … Continue reading National Poetry Month – Day 2
During the cold winter months here in Lincolnshire, we have had a monthly Playdate @ the Library! Not only do we have a rip-roarin' good time playing with the toys and pop-up house owned by the library, we wanted to share with the caregivers fun things you can make for your little ones at home … Continue reading Playdate @ the Library!
Wednesdays are all Giggles & Wiggles here at the Vernon Area Public Library! Books: Dancing feet! by Lindsay Craig I love to dance by Anna Walker We wiggled til we dropped and sang the nursery rhyme - "A-tisket, A-tasket" A-tisket, a-tasket, a green and yellow basket. I wrote a letter to my friend, And on … Continue reading Wiggle-it Wednesdays!
The Illinois Lapsit Leaders Networking Group met for a tour of the Storyland exhibit at the Kohl Children's Museum. This amazing exhibit is temporary - it will be at the museum in Glenview through January 13th. Be sure to swing by! Right at the front - Starting at birth! Help children build these six skills … Continue reading Kohl Children’s Museum – Storyland Exhibit!
I happen to think all books are essential...but the nice folks over at HarperCollins Children's Books put together a list of 11 essential books for soon-to-be parents to put on their baby registry. I wholeheartedly agree that having books at home is essential to literacy (see this article) BUT don't forget that the library is … Continue reading 11 Essential Books