Hello blogging world! It has been a while since my last post, and for legitimate reason. Our sweet one year-old was hospitalized for a terrible case of roseola. We are grateful and ever-so-thankful that he is home now, recovering quite well and regaining his immunity. I am glad to be back to writing. I will certainly attempt to find the time to jump back in full-throttle! Thanks for being patient readers!
Today is Friday & you know what that means! FAB FIVE FRIDAYS!! I have chosen to continue with “Children’s Books” since we all know there is an extensive & e’er-growing list! As always, I would LOVE to hear your favorites! Keep reading
1. “I Love You Through and Through” by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak, Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church
2. “ABC’s” by Charlie Harper
3. “Jamberry” by Bruce Degen
4. “Feed Matisse’s Fish” by Julie Appel and Amy Guglielmo
5. “Millie Moo” by Camilla Moody
We attended a Fancy Nancy Pajama Party at our local library recently. When we registered, we didn’t realize the party was intended for older children from 2nd grade up. Our little girl is 2. Well, she couldn’t have cared less that she was the tiniest toddler in her pj’s.
The morning was spent dressing up, a new fave, and she was thrilled! A local girl scout troup was there to greet us and they helped to throw a cute and fun time! Miss J (our library teacher) read some Fancy Nancy books as the girls (& one brave boy!) sat on the red carpet, listening intently.
The kids had a chance to decorate some scrapbooks with pretty papers, ribbons and colorful glitter & markers afterward. Of course, it wouldn’t have been a party if it didn’t end with some tasty treats. A fancy party indeed!
Our local library is the greatest. It’s open every day throughout every season. Before I was married with children, I would frequent the library to use the computer, grab resources for my teaching, and make copies, things like that. They have ongoing programs for everything from book groups & travel discussions to driving courses & bridge. You can go to the library for some free and entertaining socializing! It’s not the stark building it used to be where you sit and read in silence.
With children, the library is a whole new place. My husband and I grew up loving books. We both read at an early age & intend on teaching our children the same. Literacy is an extremely valuable tool. We go quite a bit to attend their baby & toddler classes and while we’re there, we always check out a pile of books, DVDs & CDs. They have so many programs for children. It’s just an awesome place.
If you have never been, shame on you! There is much fun to be had at your local library. Check it out! www.publiclibraries.com or http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/libraries/librarysearch/.