Category: Children

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Readers’ Advisory Tips

Have you found a book that you really love? Maybe it is a stand-a-lone or maybe it is a part of a series. But when you are done you feel like a part of you has gone with it? Here are some tips and tricks for finding other similar books and series to ones that you love. We have compiled a few resources for different readers’ advisory options. Readers’ Advisory is the service normally provided to you by your friendly library staff where they suggest titles through indirect or direct means. Since we can’t be with you from the library we are hoping these help in finding more materials for you from the comfort of your home. The Kitchen Sink RA is a great resource for reading a book similar to a particular movie, singer, or different genres. https://kitchensinkra.com/ NoveList is actually available on the catalog when you search for...

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Resources for Parents: Coping with Change & Loss

There is the assumption that loss and grief mainly go hand and hand with death. But loss can have many different faces and we are allowed to grieve changes to our every day life. The loss of routines, loss of jobs, loss of socialization is affecting us all at this time. Sheltering in place is the right thing for everyone at this time, but it is a big change for most of us. Children who attended school are feeling their routines being upended and it may cause them to feel more emotional. Parents, there are lots of resources out there for you and your children during this trying time! This page linked below talks about grief in many different forms and offers ideas of how to deal with it. HelpGuide is a nonprofit mental health and wellness website. Their mission is to provide empowering, evidence-based information that you can use...

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Jim Henson Style Puppetry

In addition to being a magician and a bubble wizard, our friend Brett Roberts is also an amazing puppeteer! He studied puppetry at M.I.T. under Jim Henson productions. Some of the skills he learned apply specifically to working on camera, but most of the techniques discussed here are for any Muppet style puppet. These skills include eye focus, mouth movement, arm gestures, mime techniques, etc. Thanks to Brett (comedian4kids.com) for making these fun and educational videos for us!

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

We get it. This is a challenging topic for all of us to grasp. This is especially true for our little ones. PBS Kids has compiled some wonderful resources to help make these conversations easier. Feel free to share any favorite tips with all parents in the comments. Thanks, PBS KIDS !