Posts in “pre-k” (160)

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Singing with young children is a fun activity that can be enjoyed by almost anyone, and entertainment value aside, studies show it can have a very positive effect on your young child’s… continue reading Warm Up Those Vocal Chords - It’s Time to Sing!

By written by Megan W.    December 29, 2012   

Young children can learn so much about their world through seasonal books and discussions.  With the change of the season just around the corner, why not visit your local library and check… continue reading Wonderful Winter is Almost Here!

By written by Megan W.    December 10, 2012    4

Something scary is creeping up behind you… Getting closer every day… It’s HALLOWEEN! And if you’re anything like me, you’re putting off costumes until the last… continue reading Halloween Treats

By written by Sarah S.    October 19, 2012   

Is your little one feeling sniffly and sneezy? Come check out some of these books, and you'll be sure to feel better soon! Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman Poor old… continue reading Take Two Books and Call Me In the Morning

By written by Sarah S.    October 9, 2012   

Lots of kids I know love tablet computers: the bright displays, the multi-touch interfaces and the endless supply of media, games and books available make them big hits with the preschool set.… continue reading Early Literacy Apps to Try at Home

By written by Joel N.    September 13, 2012    3

Maisy is a much beloved character of the PreK crowd – what’s not to love about sweet Maisy Mouse?  In Lucy Cousins' new book, Create with Maisy , the author shares17 easy… continue reading PreK Highlights

By written by Monica C.    September 7, 2012    1

Little kids love getting dressed by themselves and picking out their own clothes. In Seymour Chwast's new book, Get Dressed! , they will also have fun using their imagination by connecting… continue reading PreK Highlights

By written by Monica C.    August 30, 2012    2

Starting school is a major milestone in a child’s (and parent’s) life - it can be a little scary for everyone. But not to worry - from funny frogs to worried mice there are lots… continue reading Books for Kids Starting School for the First Time!

By written by Rachel F.    August 17, 2012    1

Did you know that May 23rd is World Turtle Day? Since 1990, the American Tortoise Rescue has designated this date to "bring attention to turtle conservation issues and highlightn ways each of… continue reading Happy World Turtle Day!

By written by Sarah S.    May 18, 2012    2

It may seem obvious – but wordless picture books are books with no words! Since there is no text, wordless picture books are a great way to share books with children -- you… continue reading Fun With Wordless Picture Books!

By written by Rachel F.    May 15, 2012    4

Celebrate Children’s Book Week at Your Library Next week, May 7 to 13, is the longest running literacy initiative in the United States, Children’s Book Week . Every year, we celebrate… continue reading Celebrate Children's Book Week

By written by Sarah S.    May 2, 2012    1

The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating Pennsylvania’s seventh annual One Book, Every Young Child program!  This series promotes the importance of reading early and often to… continue reading Celebrate One Book, Every Young Child!

By written by Rachel F.    April 11, 2012   

To commemorate the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen on April 2, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has celebrated International Children's Book Day on this day since… continue reading It's International Children's Book Day!

By written by Sarah S.    April 2, 2012   

T-Rex the Turtle plans to escape from his home at the Garden State Discovery Museum and travel to the Parkway Central Library to lead children on a journey uncovering the world of Dinosaurs! Join… continue reading Dino Adventure!

By written by Michelle S.    March 30, 2012   

You've asked for 'em, now we've got 'em: interactive, talking ebooks for children! TumbleBooks is "an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the… continue reading Introducing TumbleBooks!

By written by Sarah S.    February 8, 2012    1

One of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s best and brightest Children’s Librarians can be found at the Independence Branch at 18 South 7 th Street, a neighborhood rich in culture and… continue reading Preschool Spotlight on... Margaret Bernardi

By written by Sarah S.    January 5, 2012    4

The holiday season is a time for sharing, and what better gift to share with the young people in your life than books? Here are some great new holiday books for children. Look for them in local… continue reading Great New Holiday Books for Kids

By written by Sarah S.    December 5, 2011    3

  One of the great traditions of the holiday season is food shopping.   This can be a real chore with a preschooler.   Before you go shopping  try reading one of… continue reading Books about food shopping for preschoolers!

By written by Rachel F.    November 19, 2011    3

New picture books hit our shelves almost every day, and two of our new favorites show how good and diverse books for preschoolers   Our first pick is Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters: A… continue reading New Monster Book for Preschoolers

By written by Sarah S.    November 14, 2011    1

Our Children's Librarians recently asked each other for lists of our favorite Halloween books to share in spooky storytimes and to recommend to little goblins to take home and read with their… continue reading Our favorite books for Halloween!

By written by Sarah S.    October 21, 2011    1