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FEBRUARY 9, 2013
E BOOKS for little ones @ your Library

If you have a youngster in your home, and any kind of digital reading device, have we got a site for you!

The Jefferson County Public Library Kid’s Page contains a link to a Database known as BookFlix.  This is a multimedia literacy resource featuring dozens of video versions of classic children's books. The videos are paired with nonfiction e-books about topics related to the video. Each pair also includes additional resources such as author profiles, games, and links to web resources on relevant topics.

There are nine subject categories to choose from, with many books and activities in each category. Each book gives viewers the option to read along with the book by following highlighted text. This is a fun and interesting way to help children develop reading skills, whether they are already reading on their own, or just beginning to recognize letters and words. Most titles would be of interest to preschoolers through early elementary readers.

You can ask any Children’s Librarian to direct you to the awesome sight, or get to it from the link above.   If you're using it from home, you'll need your library card handy to get into the site.  However you get there, we know you’ll find lots of fun stories to entertain you and your emergent reader! Happy e-reading!

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posted by Trish, Belmar Library

Categories: early learning concepts

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JANUARY 30, 2013
Board books: indestuctible, interesting and illustrated with care

Board books are the perfect way to introduce your baby to reading.  They are sturdy enough to withstand rigorous "inspection" by baby's hands and mouth and hold fun stories with bright pictures and words that will show your baby how fun reading can be.

Here's a just a sampling of new additions to our collection. These board books caught our eye and hopefully your little one's too.

 

National Geographic Look and Learn books

Filled with the eye-catching, clear photographs that the magazine is known for, these books are a great way to introduce your little one to simple concepts like Shapes, Opposites, Matching and Counting.

 

Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap books

Babies love surprises and these brightly colored, themed books are full of flaps to lift with little surprises underneath.  Your baby will love turning the pages and re-reading these to see what's under each flap!

 

Hippopposites

A stand alone favorite for the year, stylized pictures and unexpected pairings make this book fun for babies and parents to read together! 

We have these and lots more board books at your local Jefferson County Library.  Check out a few at your next visit and have fun reading with your baby!

 

 

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posted by Rachel, Standley Lake

Categories: early learning conceptsNew Books

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JANUARY 20, 2013
Free iPad apps for kids!

Your kids can learn reading, counting, and more-- and get ahead in digital literacy to boot!  Here are two suggestions for free iPad apps you might like to try. 

Miss Spider's Tea Party

From iTunes: "Watch, read, listen, and play as this beloved, classic picture book magically comes to life.  With multi-touch animation, painting, puzzles, and games, Miss Spider's Tea Party for iPad reinvents the reading experience for the whole family."  Free for a limited time. 

Vocabulicious Kinder Free

From iTunes: "Children will enjoy seeing fun, real-world pictures and feel the joy of getting the right answer.  Repetitive playing is key to improving your child's vocabulary, and it's all possible with Vocabulicious!"

 

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posted by Katie, Arvada Library

Categories: early learning conceptsLiteracy

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JANUARY 11, 2013
Brand new year!

It's a brand new year!  An important math concept is learning about time. One fun way to do this is to look at the next year ahead of us by concentrating on the twelve months that make up a year. Think about the order of the months and how they relate to the seasons of the year. Think about the holidays and other special days that come in each month.

Listed below are some of the fun books to enjoy and help you learn about time and the calendar!

A Kitten's Year by Nancy Raines Day 

 

When Lucy Goes Out Walking: a Puppy's First Year by Ashley Wolff

 

Snowmen All Year by Caralyn Buehner 

 

Calendar by Myra Cohn Livingston

 

The Turning of the Year by Bill Martin Jr.

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posted by Diane, Standley Lake Library

Categories: early learning concepts

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