TAG: early learning

Kick the Ball into Fall with World Cup Celebrations, STEM, Storytime & More

Posted in News on October 20, 2022 at 4:00 am

You can celebrate the season of competitive soccer with a reading challenge that includes books from or about the 32 countries competing in the 2022 World Cup and by coming to a viewing party. Teens are invited to drop by Spokane Valley Library to check out how they can make a difference in the community […]

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Good Times Ahead for Kids: STEAM Programs, LEGO Free Play, Spooky Fun & Storytimes

Posted in News on September 22, 2022 at 4:30 am

Our October lineup includes STEAM programs—looking at science, technology, engineering, art, and math topics—that get kids and tweens creating with LEGO bricks, building a catapult with small planks, deconstructing electronics, investigating wind and electricity, and making cyanotype art using sunlight. The whole family is invited to wear a cos […]

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Exploration in September: Native Plants, Business Security, 3D Printing, LEGO, Medicare & Stories

Posted in News on August 23, 2022 at 6:00 am

Adults can explore adding native plants into their gardens, find out about their Medicare Open Enrollment needs, and drop in to see the 3D printer and The Studio at Spokane Valley. Parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers get a sneak peek at the latest picture books and can learn ways to incorporate music, singing, and movement when reading […]

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ABCmouse Early Learning from the Library Now Available for On-the-Go & Home Use

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on April 14, 2022 at 4:00 am

ABCmouse is still free for everyone to use in all our libraries. And now all in-district library card holders can now access it from home or while traveling, anywhere with internet access! The curriculum is designed for kids ages 2–8 and includes reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Experts in early childhood education have des […]

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Healthy, Creative & Electrifying Programs for Busy Kids & Families

Posted in News on February 15, 2022 at 6:00 am

If your elementary-age student could use some homework help, drop in on our new Study Buddy program on Wednesday afternoons. Parents can learn healthy eating and active living skills, plus get great new recipes, in the EFNEP program. And families can have some fun decorating their masterpiece cake in this month’s Nailed It! competition. If […]

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1-Minute PBS Parenting Tips Give Great Advice for Our Hectic Lives

Posted in News on June 16, 2021 at 6:00 am

All you need is a minute to learn a new parenting tip! If you’re a parent, grandparent, or caregiver of young children, then you will want to check out Parenting Minutes from KSPS PBS and PBS affiliate WNET New York. These digital videos provide quick insight and key information on topics related to early childhood […]

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Nurturing creativity & imagination with picture books

Posted in Parents and Teachers on January 28, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY MELISSA RHOADES Children are naturally creative and tend to display expansive imaginations. It’s even a stereotype that our imaginations blossom when we’re young and get socialized out of us as we grow into adulthood. Pablo Picasso is famously quoted as saying: “Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you […]

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Project ELLO: Everyday Language & Learning Opportunities

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on December 15, 2020 at 6:00 am

Guest blog by Dr. Allison Wilson Community spaces and familiar routines offer rich opportunities for meaningful interactions and learning with young children. Everyday Language and Learning Opportunities (Project ELLO) focuses on increasing the number of quality, language-rich interactions between caregivers and young children. ELLO resources encou […]

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Storytime Shorts videos: Let’s read stories, sing songs, play & learn

Posted in News on October 28, 2020 at 6:00 am

Storytime Shorts Our librarians miss having storytime with our youngest library customers and their families. And we’ve heard from some of you that you’ve missed storytime too! So our librarians have recorded some wonderful picture book stories, songs, fingerplays, activities, and flannel stories using the felt board for our new video series St […]

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Finding adventure in your own backyard

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs I live on a street with several young families, and during the governor’s Stay Home Stay Healthy order, I’ve really enjoyed walking my dogs along brightly chalked hopscotch games, seeing bubbles floating in the air, and marveling at the intricate fairy garden and pebble river one family made in their parking strip. […]

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