With Younger Kids

In Library Fun

Weekly Craft

During the Storytime Session, each week there is a free craft. The crafts can be found in the red basket by the Kids Magazines. The crafts are packaged to be taken home, but glue sticks may be signed out at the Kids Desk if your child would prefer to make the craft in the Library.

Free Coloring Pages

Every day, each child may receive one free coloring page at the library. The week's selection of coloring page are located by the Kids Magazines. Crayons may be signed out at the Kids Desk to be used at one of the tables in Kids World. The crayons may not be taken into the Picture Book Area.

Puzzles

Wooden puzzles for kids to make are located in racks in the Picture Book Area. The puzzles are not available for checkout, but are a fun way to spend some time at the Library.

Toy Bins

Kids World has a few toy bins to play with in the Library. They can be found by the KITS in the Picture Book area. The toy bins will rotate each month for new things to play with. Please help us by making sure the peices are put back into the bins when you are finished.

Big Books and Pop-Up Books

TheBig Book collection is located in the Picture Book Area, next to the purple arch. Pop-Up Book Collection is located by the Kids magazines. Both collections cannot be checked out, but are available to have fun with in the library.

Jumpstart Advanced

Jumpstart Advanced Software allows children to work on various preliteracy and/or literacy skills as well as math and thinking skills on the computer. The Jumpstart Advanced programs are leveled by age: Preschool (ages 2 - 4), Kindergarden (ages 4 - 6), 1st Grade (ages 5 - 7), and 2nd Grade (ages 6 - 8). The Jumpstart CD-ROMs are available to play with on the Kids World computers. You can also checkout the CD-ROMs to play on your home computer.

Book and Activity Suggestions

Storytime Handouts

Storytime Handouts vary a bit depending upon the targeted age group. Recommended books, fingerplays, pre-literacy activities, and games are some of the great things included on handouts. Handouts from last week's storytime are available on the bulletin board outside the Story Room.

Handouts, craft instructions, and felt stories from previous storytime sessions are available to you. They are located in binders by the Kids Magazines. Just ask at the Kids Desk to make a copy of what catches your eye.

Pathfinders

Pathfinders are a great way to find materials, like books or websites, you might not spot on your own. Print copies of Kids World pathfinders can be found in a binder by the Kids Magazines.

Kits

The kits located in red bags in the Picture Book Area. Traditional kits are books with their accompanying audio CD. In addition, phonics materials like collections of word family books and phonic wheels. There is also a shoe tying book and a kit to work on handwriting.

Website Suggestions

All Safe Sites

A web browser that only searches websites recommended by elementary school teachers. A great way to find games and educational sites.

ALSC: Great Websites for Kids

Sponsered by the Association for Library Service to Children, provides the links and descriptions of recommended websites. Includes a special tab for recommended sites for parents, caregivers, and teachers.

Born Learning

Provides information on learning and tips on how to incoporate learning into your child's everyday moments.

StoryBlocks

Provides early literacy tips as well as videos of rhymes and fingerplays to do with your child.

Digital Storytime

Lists, rates, and prices various book themed apps