Christine Turner's blog

Dr. Seuss

 

On March 2nd, Read Across America day will celebrate the life and works of the beloved author, Dr. Seuss.

As Kathleen's blog announced, celebrations will be held at all Harris County Public Libraries throughout the week.  

I thought that it would be fun to list some of my favorite biographies on Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel). His life was just as amazing as his books.

  

President Washington

 I promised to share a few of my favorite books on George Washington so here they are. Most of the items listed are found in the non-fiction or biography section of the library. That being said, I hope that you will check a few out and give them a try. Almost all the book on this list uses a picture book format, which children typically enjoy. The illustrations make a factual subject like history fun and inviting. By presenting information in this manner, it becomes more like a story. In return, children can better relate to the person or subject that is being presented.

 

Trickster Tales

 

The stories of Anansi, the most famous spider in West Africa, have been passed down for generations.  B.O.L.T, the Atascocita Teen Advisory Board, is providing a puppet show this afternoon about this clever character.  Below are a few of my favorite trickster tales. 

Tooth Tales

According to Chase's Calendar of Events, National Tooth Fairy Day is celebrated on February 28th.

Who Doesn't Love Pancakes?

I don't know a single person who doesn't like pancakes, and February 14 - 20th is National Pancake week.  I realize that the celebrations are almost over, but this topic was too yummy to past up.  Not to mention the fact, that it's never too early to start planning for next year...Maybe I'll have pancakes for dinner tonight. 

More Jazz @ the Library

The Atascocita Branch Library had a Jazz Party last night. 

For photos of the program CLICK here

To celebrate Black Hisory Month, B.O.L.T (Board of Library Teens) sponsored "The Jazz Cafe."  This program was a huge hit with 45 adults, teens and children attending. While sampling food from African American history cookbooks, families listened to jazz presented by the Thomas Band. Since everyone had such a lovely time last night, I have complied a list of materials that you can share with your family.

Learning Skills for School

In partnership with the Children’s Museum of Houston, we are proud to present Para Los Niños. Come join the fun as we share books and activities that encourage early literacy skills.

Wishes for the Future

We recently had a Wishing Tree in the Children's Department to celebrate Lunar New Year.  As promised, I am sharing the results.  Although, most of the wishes were made by children, adults also participated.

 

Family Storytime & Craft 2/15/2010

 Stringing "Beads"

Fine Motor Skills

Hand-Eye Coordination.  

Early Math Skills.

Stringing beads (or in this case fruite flavored cereal) is a fun craft activity that encourages early literacy skills.  

 

Below are a few books that will extend your storytime experience. 

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