Archive for the ‘kids space’ Category
This Saturday, March 19 will be a night to look to the sky. The full moon will be closer to the earth than it has for almost 20 years!
The moon will rise in the East, over the ocean around 7:30 PM.
This is a great chance to discuss astronomy with your kids. You can learn the phases of the moon, the moon landings, and why it shines! If you have the time, head to the beach to check out the moon and then learn more about it at your library!
To learn more about the moon, check out these books!
Trick or Treating is a fun and traditional way for kids to enjoy Halloween! But are you looking for other options. Get more than one use out of those costumes at these library and other local events!
Did you step into the story last week? Our artistic and imaginative librarians created a Wonderland of activities for children to explore based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Kids went through the rabbit hole, attended a tea party, made a Mad Hatter hat and more during last week’s program.
I recently read the original story and enjoyed the nonsense and imagination. I wanted to explore further the poetry in the book. The poems Alice recites throughout are based on works that were once well-known by children and adults alike. The versions in the story are actually meant to be parodies. Unfortunately, the joke is lost on most modern readers, but I am providing the two versions here for your enjoyment. More poem comparisons can be found at this link: http://www.durrant.co.uk/alice/
How Doth The Little Crocodile
How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!
How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spread his claws,
And welcome little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws!
Against Idleness And Mischief
How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!
How skillfully she builds her cell!
How neat she spreads the wax!
And labours hard to store it well
With the sweet food she makes.
In works of labour or of skill,
I would be busy too;
For Satan finds some mischief still
For idle hands to do.
In books, or work, or healthy play,
Let my first years be passed
That I may give for every day
Some good account at last.
Posted July 8, 2010on:
This Saturday, July 10
The West Palm Beach Public Library proudly present:
Mr. Brian and the Boppets
Fun for the whole family!
This Sunday, May 9, is Mother’s Day! A homemade card or gift is one of the most special things a mom can receive. Kids can create a free mug for Mom at the Downtown Waterfront this Sunday from 12-4pm. If you want to do something on your own, I have posted links to some websites featuring ideas and instructions for Mother’s Day related crafts for kids. You can find a perfect gift idea or an activity for moms and kids to do together.
Kaboose.com – Mother’s Day craft slide show
DLTK’s Mother’s Day Activities for Kids
EnchantedLearning.com – Mother’s Day Crafts
Disney’s Family Fun – Mother’s Day Gifts
And, of course, we have lots of books on the topic of moms!SPACE SPACE “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” — Walt Disney
By Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson
I love the city with its cross patch of people,
I love the cathedral and its sky high steeple.
I love the carriages with horses prancing,
I love the toy stores with children dancing.
I love playing in the park,
I love skating until dark.
I love the colorful flags of many nations,
I love the painter and his beautiful creations.
I love the friendly policeman protecting us from crime.
I love the old clock tower that keeps our world in time.
I love the joggers and their fancy running shoes.
I love the baseball games and the fans that like to boo.
I love the sudden rains,
I love noisy trains.
I love the corner hot dog stand,
I love the street musician beating on his silver can.
I love the museums that share the world’s treasures,
I love the concerts in the park that give us all such pleasure.
The city is my home.
Find this poem and more:
Animal Antics is taking over the West Palm Beach Public Library’s KidSpace, yet again! Animal Antics is a fun, interactive, natural history series provided in part by the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation and presented by their cool Education Director, Eric Gehring. If you are in K-3, join us on for this FREE program on November 17 & 24 @3:45pm. Get crazy again for Animal Antics! Check out last year’s Animal Antics here!
This year’s Animal Antics program is inspired by the book chosen for Families Reading Together Palm Beach County. The title of this book is going to remain a secret, so shhhhhhh, until the November 7 “Kick-Off” of this county wide, month long, awesome literacy event!
For additional information, ask me or call the children’s library at 561-868-7703. See you there!
Until we meet again,
Remember, Reading is Awesome!
Oh my! The Palm Beach Zoo will bring live animals…live animals for an interactive, educational program for families! On November 8 at 2pm bring the whole bunch to be a part of this special event specialized just for you. The program is FREE, parking is FREE, and there is no registration! What an awesome opportunity.
Be sure to check out some cool zoo books at the West Palm Beach Public Library’s KidSpace before you meet the animals:
Zoo animals by Philip Dowell
1, 2, 3 to the zoo by Eric Carle
Dear zoo by Rod Campbell
Another great educational opportunity is the Zoo Adventure Stroller Safari. This is an opportunity for you to bring your infant or toddler to the Zoo for an exciting stroller safari adventure! Registration is required and fees include 1 adult and 1 child. Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00.
Be sure to stay tuned here for more Sundays @ 2 for families.
Until we meet again,
~Remember, Reading is Awesome!