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4th of July Craft

Posted in kids on June 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_4thhandwreath by Danielle Milton Looking for something fun to do to celebrate Independence Day? Make this “handy” wreath to decorate your house or give it as a gift. Handprint Wreath Materials: Construction paper (either all white, so you can color them in, or red, white and blue paper) Scissors Glue Pencil to trace Trace your hand […]

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5 Cool Facts About Leafy Sea Dragons

Posted in kids on June 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_LeafySeaDragon By Corinne W. Leafy sea dragons are one of the coolest animals. Here are five reasons why: They’re related to sea horses. They live off the coast of South and East Australia. So many divers started taking the Leafy Sea Dragon home as pets that the Australian government had to start protecting them. They are […]

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Science at Home

Posted in kids on May 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_ScienceHome by Kristy B. If you find yourself stuck inside, why not pass the time with some fun science experiments? There are lots of great websites with fun ideas. On PBS Kids, you can learn how make a container that will keep an egg from breaking, even when it is dropped from 10 feet! On Science […]

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Scratch That

Posted in kids on May 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_Scratch by Cindy U. Have you ever thought about being a computer programmer or computer animator? Check out Scratch and learn to make your own games, mini-movies, and interactive stories. Scratch is a free drag-and-drop programming language created by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) especially for kids. No need to write complicated code, just f […]

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Listen Up: Audiobooks for Learning

Posted in Parents and Teachers on April 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_AudioBooks by Cindy Ulrey I’ve always loved being read to. Some of my best memories are sharing picture books on my grandma’s lap and of my mom in the front seat reading Pippi Longstocking and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to my brother and I in the back while dad drove cross-country. These days families have […]

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Your Next Favorite Book

Posted in kids on April 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_NovelistK8 by Carlie Hoffman You’ve just finished a book you LOVE, but now what? It can be hard to find another book that you will enjoy as much as the last one. Well, not anymore! It’s easier than ever to find your next favorite read with NoveList K-8. Just type in the title of your favorite […]

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Seize the Dia

Posted in Parents and Teachers 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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Pen a Line: National Poetry Month

Posted in kids on April 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_Poetry by Carlie Hoffman Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Did you also know that we have an awesome children’s poet here in Spokane? Kenn Nesbitt is not only a local hero, but he is also the Children’s Poet Laureate, someone that is recognized as a great poet and is chosen to spread […]

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Spare Toys?

Posted in News on April 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_feature_FrankenToys by Kelsey H. and Christie O. Do you have broken, busted, or just plain worn out toys littering the nooks and crannies of your house? We’d love to take those sad toys off your hands and give them a new life during an upcoming program this summer. For several summers now, we’ve set our inner […]

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Waiting for the Next Origami Yoda Book?

Posted in kids on March 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_OrigamiYoda by Corrine W. Princess Labelmaker To The Rescue! promises to be yet another funny installment of the adventures of Tommy, Dwight, and their friends. While you wait for it to be released, here are a few things to keep you occupied: Make a giant origami Yoda out of butcher paper. (Tom Angleberger made me an […]

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