I use the Internet - a lot! Some days I feel like I'm in front of the computer most of the day. My children use the Internet as well as eBooks for some of their school. One thing that has horrified me in this Internet age, however, is how few children use the library anymore! Going to the library was one of my favorite activities as a child, and it has been a favorite for my children as well. Ebooks are convenient, but there is something about having those pages in front of you that you can touch and turn with your fingers. Our house is full of books, but my children love going to the library and finding new books that are different from what we have at home - no matter how good the ones we have at home may be! In addition, while the Internet is a useful source of vast information, children need to learn how to conduct research without it!
I was delighted to see that Bryce Westervelt had written a book to teach young children about how to use the library. The target audience is a bit younger than my children, but the content and the illustrations are delightful. If it had a few pages about using the Dewey Decimal System, I would be ecstatic!
Pomodoro Penguin and the Library Lemuris a great introduction to the library for preschool or early elementary children. If you are a frequent library user, it is a great supplement. If not, get your children started: read Pomodoro Penguin and the Library Lemur and get going towards your local library!
Series: Adventures of Pomodoro Penguin (Book 5)
Paperback: 34 pages
Publisher: Opera Gobbler Books; 1st edition (June 27, 2014)
My lapbook and study guide for By the Shores of Silver Lake, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, is now available at Knowledge Box Central!
When Laura Ingalls was thirteen years old, she moved into her eighth "Little House," a claim shanty on the Ingalls family's new homestead claim by the shores of Silver Lake in De Smet in the Dakota Territory. Pa finally had his homestead, Mary was learning to deal with her blindness, and Laura was coming of age. Years later, when Pa and Ma and Mary had all passed on, Laura wrote down the memories of her childhood to share with the children of today. Teach your children about America's wonderful pioneering past with By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder and our accompanying lapbook and study guide! Book not included.
Laura explored the area around her new home. There was the creek, and the plum thickets, and miles and miles of grass. She ran around a bend in the path, and then she saw a door. A door standing straight up in the grassy bank. The whole house was underground! Years later, when all that was left of that underground house was an indentation in the creek bank, Laura wrote down her memories to share with the children of today. Teach your children about America's wonderful pioneering past with On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder and our accompanying lapbook and study guide! Book not included.
I was so very proud of my daughter for cutting her hair and donating it to Locks of Love again. She did this in the summer of 2011, and just under 3 years later, her hair had grown back to her waist again, so she decided to donate a second time.