Read It, Make It: Butterfly Craft
Example of finished butterfly craft

Read It, Make It: Butterfly Craft

Check out the classic story The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, the story of a little caterpillar with a very big appetite, then make a fun butterfly craft to…

Read It, Make It : Snowman Craft

Find out what real animals think of the mysterious stranger that shows up one day unexpectedly in the story, Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy by Carl Sams II…

Moonlight Lantern Festival 2021

Welcome to the Moonlight Lantern Festival! You can participate by registering and then picking up a lantern kit in the Youth Services Department starting on October 12th and completing it…

Free Play Activities: Scavenger Hunts

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Children are curious by nature, so they love looking for things. A perfect free play activity to entertain your child is a simple scavenger hunt. Scavenger hunts are educational and…

Read It Make It: In The Kitchen

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It is always fun to try a variety of foods. It is never too early to introduce new meal to your child. Even better, get them in the kitchen and…

Read It Make It: Random Acts of Kindness

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It is always the right time to talk to your kids about Random Acts of Kindness. Random Acts of Kindness promote emotional well being, connections with other, empathy and compassion.…

Read It Make It : Earth Day Craft

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Earth Day is April 22, but we really celebrate the earth every day. If I Were A Tree written by Andrea Zimmerman and Illustrated by Jing Jing Tsong helps your…

Free Play Activities: DIY Sensory Bags

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This month we are making DIY sensory bags. Sensory bags are a great way to engage and entertain your child. They require minimal supplies and are easy to make at…

Watch It Make It

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Here at Watch It Make It (Read It Make It) we are pairing a simple craft with the movie A Costume for Nicolas. Below you will find instructions for a…

Read It Make It: In The Kitchen

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Today we are making Blueberry Muffins! The recipe is from Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Maniac Muffins written and illustrated by Chris Monroe. This silly story is sure…

Read It Make It: St. Patrick’s Day

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! St. Patrick's Day calls for celebration and what better way to celebrate with your child, than to read a book and complete a craft. Jack and…

Free Play Activities: Gross Motor Skills

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This edition of Free Play activities focuses on Gross Motor Skills. These activities use items found around the house and take minutes to set up. Developing Gross Motor Skills will…

Celebrate Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa celebrations begin on December 26 and last for seven days. Here are some books, DVDs, and more to help you celebrate Kwanzaa! Picture Books Kayla and her family observe…

Free Play: Color Recognition

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Welcome back to our Free Play blog. Our activities today focus on color recognition. Most of the activities require common household items. Be sure to check back for more free…

Read It Make It: Snail Craft

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It seems we are all on computers, all the time. Our children are going to school online, playing video games or watching social media. Snail Mail written by Samantha Berger…

Healthy Parenting for Everyone

In honor of our Virtual Health Fair Week, we are taking a moment to spotlight some of our titles that focus on healthy parenting, both in mind and body. This…

Free Play: Fine Motor Skills

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We are on already on our 7th edition of Free Play activities. Our activities today focus on fine motor skills. Our activities are simple and require only common household items.…

Free Play: Scissor Skills

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Our Free Play video focuses on scissor skills. Scissor skills help children develop independent movement of each finger and strengthen hand muscles. Scissors skills also develop fine motor skills and…

Read It Make It: Inspirational Cloud

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I Promise written by LeBron James and illustrated by Nina Mata is an inspirational picture book for all ages. The book is based on the I Promise school created and…

Read It Make It: Beautiful Bird

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Birds written and illustrated by Carme Lemniscates will keep your child entertained with colorful illustrations and an easy to understand story. Lemniscates uses simple words to convey the importance of…

Free Play

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We are back for the 5th edition of free play activities. Today's post contains free play ideas focused on letter recognition. These activities are designed to help children increase their…

Read It Make It: Blow Painting

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Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood written by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell and illustrated by Rafael López is a delightful story of a young girl bringing…