TAG: caregivers

Family Storytimes explore buses, mermaids, and nature at libraries and parks this summer

Posted in News on June 11, 2019 at 6:00 am

We have Storytime fun all summer, including with our partners Spokane Transit Authority and at parks in Medical Lake and Spokane Valley. Families with kids of all ages can explore Library Park, next to Deer Park Library, at Nature Play & Learn Storytime. And what would Storytime be without the stories! You’ll experience some great […]

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Library in the Park: Stories, juggling, dancing, space adventures, & yoga

Posted in News on June 5, 2019 at 6:00 am

We’re hosting stories, music and juggling, and space week at Edgecliff, Terrace View, and Valley Mission Parks this summer. Plus kids 18 and younger get free meals. Make a splash at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake during Mermaid Storytime with engaging stories and seaworthy crafts. We’re having fun with families doing yoga in the park […]

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Indoor activities for families with young kids

Posted in Parents and Teachers on February 20, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole If you’re feeling like the parent of Ralphie from the movie A Christmas Story every time you try to get yourself and your kids bundled up to go outside, know that you are not alone. When the temperatures drop into (or below) the 20s, my family doesn’t spend as much time outdoors […]

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Childcare survey for parents and caregivers

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on August 9, 2018 at 6:00 am

What are your childcare issues? If you’re a parent or caregiver of children, please share your experiences, needs, and childcare issues in a survey. Local organizations are seeking to learn more about issues that impact your access to affordable quality childcare in the Spokane area. REASONS TO TAKE THE SURVEY Local organizations want to make […]

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Let’s dance, let’s play: The genius of Jim Gill

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on August 2, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge If you’re a parent or caregiver of a young child, then you may already know the joyful, playful music and stories of Jim Gill. If you haven’t yet heard his music or attended an interactive performance, then you are in for a treat! Get ready to jump, dance, sing, clap, and even […]

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Snakes on a Plane? Tips to Survive Plane Travel with Kids

Posted in Parents and Teachers on June 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

by Rachel Edmondson Jumping out of a plane is a scary prospect, but some would rather jump than stay one more minute on a plane with kids. If your last trip resembled the movie Snakes on a Plane, but the pandemonium was caused by kids instead of reptiles, here are some of my favorite tips […]

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STARS Training

Posted in Parents and Teachers on February 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

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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Parents and Teachers

Posted in Parents and Teachers on October 14, 2013 at 11:30 am

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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