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mr-rogers

Ring in Spring with a Timeless Neighbor

As a librarian I’m always looking for new ways to get kids excited about reading and learning. Recently, however, I’ve been turning to an old favorite for new ideas: Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. For more than three decades, Fred Rogers sent a simple yet powerful message to children everywhere: “I like you just the way you […]

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Blowing-Nose

Cracking the Cold Conundrum

Brrr! Did December 2014 lull you into the same winter apathy it did me? The unusually warm weather was a treat, but when 2015 swept in with its bitter winds and icy snow, it caught me off guard. I’ve been scrambling to get my winter knitting projects finished and ready to wear ever since. At […]

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Science Dogs

Bow-WOW: Dogs Teach Chemistry?!

Science is awesome. Dogs are cute. Put them together, and what do you get? An awesome way to learn fundamental concepts in chemistry! Professional chemist and amateur dog trainer, Lauren Girard, combines her two interests to create these fantastic videos about chemical bonds. The atom has never been so cuddly! (more…) 5010

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toddler

The Toddler Paradox: The Terrific/Terrible Twos

As a children’s librarian, I have a front row seat to the greatest show on Earth: toddlerdom. Toddlers are fascinating, brilliant little people whose curiosity drives them to seek new experiences every waking hour of the day. At the same time, they lack practical knowledge, time-sense, and impulse control. This combined with extreme emotional intensity […]

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little-authors

Little Authors Are Talking Up A Storm!

There’s nothing I love more than a good story. Luckily, as a KidSpace librarian, I spend a lot of time reading & telling to kids of all ages. This summer, I’ve decided to give preschoolers a chance to sit in the storytime chair in a story dictation program called Little Authors. For decades, preschool teachers […]

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