The weather is getting warmer and children are eager to play outside. Their curiosity often leads them to investigate all the little critters crawling about, and sometimes a bug or two might even make its way home with them. Then what do you do? The Animal Planet Pet Care series has a book Bugs as Pets which tells you how to house and properly care for your new "pet".
Baby Signs: Welcome to the Baby Signs Program
Baby Signs: My Pet Signs
My Baby Can Talk
Night of the Homework Zombies"The new substitute teacher is turning every kid in school into a brain-boggled zombie who loves homework! Can Trevor save his friends from this truly disgusting fate?"
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Hi Kids! It’s Thorndyke. Did you know that today is Administrative Assistants day? Administrative assistants is a big word for people who work really hard making sure things run smoothly and orderly. The Canton Public Library has lots of great administrative assistants. One of them works in the Children’s Library. Her name is Miss Erin. She does lots of great stuff for the children’s librarians. She makes all our Summer Reading Logs look so cool. You might also see her feeding the fish, or just generally being helpful. So if you see Miss Erin today, make sure you tell her thank you! We love you Miss Erin!Bear hugs!
Parents, looking for some fun titles to encourage your little one to start using the potty? Check out some of these humorous picture books, and good luck!
Everyone poops by Taro Gomi; translated by Amanda Mayer Stinchecum
Have you seen my potty? by Mij Kelly
The princess and the potty by Wendy Cheyette Lewison; illustrated by Rick Brown
I invited some new friends to come live with me in our new fish tank home.
I can hardly wait until they get here!
Do you ever have friends visit?
You can answer me by clicking comment on my blog.
P.S. Wave at me when you go by!!
Get crafty with help from these books. These craft projects with They Might Be Giants playing in the background could lead to a very fun rainy day!
Nature's art box: from t-shirts to twig baskets, 65 cool projects for crafty kids to make with natural materials you can find anywhere by written by Laura C. Martin; with drawings by David Cain
Crafty kids: fun projects for you and your toddler by Rosie Hankin
Program Dates & Time: Saturdays in April, 11:00 - 11:30 AM
Books of Poems
Got some eco-friendly ideas you'd like to share? Write them on our community "Green Board" in the lobby during Earth Week (April 18-25). Then check out some of our "green" Earth Week programming, or get some environment-friendly tips from the Brightboard digital signs behind Checkout and in the Children's Library.
Now that the sun is shining more and more, why not learn about how you can use the sun's energy to generate electricity and power. Here is a nifty website with more on solar power and below are some books to help you learn more:
Energy from the sun by Allan Fowler
Harnessing power from the sun by Niki Walker
Solar power: a true book by Christine Petersen