TAG: young learners

One-Stop Childcare

Posted in Parents and Teachers 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 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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STARS Training

Posted in Parents and Teachers 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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Happy Birthday Dear Doctor

Posted in kids on February 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_HappyBirthdaySeuss by Gwendolyn H. In honor of Dr. Seuss’s (aka Ted Geisel’s) 110th birthday on March 2nd, here are some fun facts about Dr. Seuss: Dr. Seuss wrote The Cat in the Hat because he thought that the books used to teach reading (the famous Dick and Jane series) were super boring. He wrote Green Eggs […]

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A Seussical Celebration

Posted in News on February 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_DrSeuss Theodore Geisel, (Dr. Seuss), wrote The Cat in the Hat because he was worried that children were not learning to read. Publisher William Spaulding, challenged him to “Write me a story that first-graders can’t put down!” with the caveat that he had to limit the book’s vocabulary to no more than 225 different words.  Since […]

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Playing Outside the (Pizza) Box

Posted in Parents and Teachers 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 in Parents and Teachers 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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Diane E Zahand Memorial Fund

Posted in News on May 25, 2013 at 8:31 pm

News_Feature_Zahand Jim Zahand’s eyes filled with tears as he presented a gift to Spokane Valley Library on behalf of his family and friends in memory of his late wife, Diane E. Zahand. The purpose of the gift, a book collection and annual monetary contributions, is to continue Ms. Zahand’s efforts to foster a love of learning. […]

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