TAG: parenting

Reversing the norm of slut shaming and gender-based discrimination: ‘UnSlut: A Documentary Film’

Posted in News on February 1, 2017 at 6:00 am

Why is the sexual shaming of girls and women, especially sexual assault victims, still so prevalent in the United States and Canada? UnSlut: A Documentary Film explores the causes and devastating effects of gender-based discrimination and what is often called “slut shaming” in the United States and Canada. Featuring six women who have experienc […]

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Reluctant readers, the right books, and Minecraft

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids, Parents and Teachers on January 3, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Do you have a kid who is a reluctant reader? When kids complain that reading is boring, they are probably just reading the wrong book. . . for them. Reluctant readers often will try books about things that they already love. If you have a Minecrafter in your house, you may have checked […]

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5 local writers talk about fatherhood

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 16, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge Today is the 8th Annual Engaging Fatherhood Conference & Resource Fair at Spokane Falls Community College (8am to 3pm), promoting the importance of fathers in healthy child development and family well-being. The event, including free lunch, is brought to the public by the DADS Committee of Spokane. In celebration of dads, paternal […]

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Card games: sneaky, fun math practice

Posted in For You, Parents and Teachers on April 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson Card games are a way of life in my family. As children, we started off with simple games like Go Fish and Thirty-One. By elementary school, most of us had graduated to Golf and Spades. And forget moving up from the kids’ table at Thanksgiving—in my family you’re considered an adult when […]

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It’s Almost Time for Kindergarten Registration

Posted in For You, Parents and Teachers on February 16, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson I know, it’s only February. You might think it’s a little crazy to be talking about kindergarten registration when your child won’t start for another 7 months. But the reality is, early registration helps school districts plan ahead for how many classrooms and teachers will be needed come fall. It’s better for […]

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Kindergarten Kick-Off

Posted in News on February 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

Learn how to register and get your child ready for kindergarten. Starting kindergarten can be exciting, fun, and a little scary. And that’s just for the parents. The library is here to help! Drop in at any of our kindergarten kick-offs to explore hands-on activities you can do with your child and get important registration […]

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Just Play

Posted in News on December 14, 2015 at 6:00 am

It’s easy to catch cabin fever during the winter months. Come to the library for a community playdate! We’ll have all your favorite toys and activities from our Play & Learn Storytimes to enjoy. Interact and play in a warm, friendly environment for kids, parents, and caregivers. For children ages 0–5. All children must bring […]

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4 Things to consider before letting your preschooler use a tablet

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley I admit it was a rookie mistake. I had just upgraded my smartphone but all the apps were still loaded on my old phone. I thought my then 5-year-old would enjoy playing some of her games on it during a family car trip. After putting it in airplane mode, I passed the phone […]

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It’s in the bag!

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on October 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

Busy bags entertain toddlers and preschoolers while teaching them important skills for kindergarten. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll make several different busy bags that store simple, engaging activities for your child to enjoy. We’ll have activities, including some sample busy bags, to keep kids occupied during the workshop. If you’r […]

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Getting ready for kindergarten book list

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on August 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson Starting kindergarten can be both exciting and scary. What parent isn’t excited about the free time they will have while their kindergartner is at school, but also a little scared to let them go? This transition can be just as intimidating for a new kindergartner as it is for parents. Even if […]

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