Parents and Teachers

One-Stop Childcare

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:30 am

P&T_Feature_ChildcareFair by Rachel E. Becoming a parent is a big decision. Then once you’re a parent, the decisions just keep coming. Which car seat is safest? Which stroller is best? Do I want to sleep train my kid and, if so, what age is the right age to start? Of course, every decision comes with many […]

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Seize the Dia

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_SeizeDia El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. The celebration is intended […]

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STARS Training

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

PT_Feature_STARS by Mary Ellen Braks Looking for practical ways to turn everyday activities like talking, reading, singing, writing, and playing into super-charged learning moments with the infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in your care? Spokane County Library District offers monthly free STARS classes for childcare providers and teachers to earn continuing educa […]

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Learn STEM with Legos

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_STEMlego by Amber W. Did you know-? Building Legos is a real job. People get paid to design and create Lego models before they are made to be sold. To do this job you need to have a background in art, design, and engineering. “Lego” comes from the Danish words “leg godt” which means play well. […]

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Do Your Kids Want to Rock?

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_Rock by Sheri Boggs Of course they do. And three new picture book titles show you exactly how it’s done. So You Want to Be a Rock Star by Audrey Vernick is all about the improvising as two would-be rockin’ siblings realize they may not have an awesome sound system, a limousine, or even great singing […]

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Great Gift Books for Kids and Teens

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_GiftBooks by Sheri Boggs Friends by Eric Carle A boy and girl are best friends who once “played and ran and danced and told each other secrets.” When the girl moves away, the boy sets out on a wild adventure, crossing rivers, scaling mountains and sleeping under the stars — all to find her again. Rendered […]

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Playing Outside the (Pizza) Box

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_Feltboard by Christie O. Felt boards are a great interactive way to play with your young child and incorporate many early literacy practices into your play. Commercial felt boards (or flannel boards) can be both expensive and bulky, but armed with glue, felt, and an unused pizza box, you can make your own. Choose a neutral […]

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Parents and Teachers

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 11:30 am

PT_Feature_HopScotch Welcome to our Parents & Teachers blog page. Developing young learners is a top service priority aimed at providing parents and caregivers the resources and activities to prepare children, birth to age five, to enter school ready to learn. The ability to read and write is the basis for all other education. The District works […]

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No school? No problem!

Posted on September 28, 2013 at 5:25 pm

P&T_Feature_NoSchoolNoProblem Are you looking for ways to entertain your kids when there is no school during parent teacher conferences. Well we have your afternoon covered! Drop in to the library while school is out. Create an artistic masterpiece, face off over a board game, work on your Wii skills (or do all three!). Bring your parents, siblings and friends. CHENEY Thur […]

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Science Saturdays with Mobius

Posted on June 1, 2013 at 6:14 pm

News_Feature_ScienceSats Mobius Science Center returns to the library with Science Saturdays. Learn the science lurking beneath the surface of everyday life in this exciting, illuminating program for curious kids of all ages! Science Saturdays are a partnership between Mobius and Spokane County Library District to bring the thrill of science to kids (K-5) in our community. […]

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