On Saturday, July 30th, you’re invited to drop by the library any time between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. with your 3- to 6-year-old. You’ll find a room full of activities to do with your child that will help him or her develop the math skills they need to enter kindergarten.
These games include playing with big, colorful shapes; making patterns from multi-colored blocks, and using your body to count from 1 to 10. These absorbing activities develop concepts your child needs to learn math. “Family Fun with Math” is child’s play with a purpose.
This event is free of charge and open to any child from 3 to 6 with a parent or adult caregiver. Please tell your friends and help us spread the word!
There are some people out there who don’t pay attention to children’s books, and I pity them. Some of the most beautiful books being published (in appearance and in message) are books for kids. Every year there are one or two which I find so wonderful, I have to buy them for my personal library. One of those is featured on this years’ poster: Zen Ties, by Jon Muth. (The panda’s name is Stillwater, and his nephew is Koo.)
A couple more to delight your heart and your eyes: SkippyJon Jones, by Judith Schachner; and If you give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Joffe Numeroff. Oh, and don’t miss Knuffle Bunny, by Mo Willems. And then there’s….oh, just browse! Browsing is such a lost art.
And if you really want to celebrate Children’s Book Week, you know what to do: find a child, and read together.