26
Aug

Infant & Toddler Storytime: Chickens

For the last storytime of our Summer Infant and Toddler Session, we shared stories about chickens! Books We Shared With so many new friends made through ten weeks of storytime, it seemed fitting to start infant storytime with Pepo and Lolo are Friends by Ana Martín Larrañaga.  The pig and chick are different, and may sometimes fight, […]

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24
Aug

Infant & Toddler Storytime: Bedtime

I’m a little behind in posting about my Summer Infant & Toddler storytimes.  This one was presented on August 11, and we had stories all about bedtime! Books We Shared In infant storytime, we began things with a new book by Elizabeth McPike and Patrice Barton called Little Sleepyhead.  This is a sweet rhyming book […]

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22
Aug

Family Storytime: Starting School!

Today’s storytime celebrated school, which kids in our local public schools have already started, and kids in our private schools are starting soon! We started with the song “Clap Your Hands” and then read the book Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney. In the book, our little llama is starting his first day of […]

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17
Aug

Scratch for Experienced Users: FlappyBat!

On Friday August 14th we made videogames using Scratch. Our games were based on the infamous “Flappy Bird” videogame that brought its creators notoriety and established them in the halls of memorable bad game design forever We followed a tutorial I created and chose new sprites for our flappy character–many kids chose airplanes, fish, or […]

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12
Aug

Playing records with no electricity!

Monday’s hands-on science program, “The Science Behind Recording Music,” challenged tweens to come up with several iterations of a gramophone that could play the sound stored on a vinyl record with only their hands to power it. First tweens learned about the history of sound recording and its great inventors, then we started spinning records of our […]

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12
Aug

Craig Newton’s Really Big Music Show

On August 8th, 2015 we had a special guest, Craig Newton, put on a music show for families in our Donald Wright Auditorium! He brought a ton of instruments and demonstrated them all to the kids, teaching them about how musical instruments work, as well as giving them exercises in rhythm, dancing, and singing! This […]

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