Monthly Archives: April 2012

2012 Children’s Poetry Contest Winners

Congratulations to all the winners!  And to all those children who entered poems, your creativity and hard work made deciding winners very difficult.  Thank you for bringing your poems to us for this annual event. First Grade Category, First Place … Continue reading

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El día de los niños/El día de los libros

(Children’s Day/Book Day) April 30th marks the 15th year of a celebration known as “El día de los niños/El día de los libros,” or “Día” for short.  Día emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and … Continue reading

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April Book Reviews, Part 2

Elephant Talk:  The Surprising Science of Elephant Communication by Ann Downer From Miss Amanda at Main Did you know elephants can talk?  Well, maybe not talk like we understand and know humans do, but like many species of animals, elephants have … Continue reading

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Crafting with Kids

  It’s a guest post from Miss Mary at Main! When it’s cold or rainy outside, why not set up a craft table in your kitchen for your children?   Here are four very simple crafts that any child can do … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Frogs & Toads

Ahh, spring! Tiny little buds are appearing on trees and bushes, lawns have gotten green, and the sound of birds fills the air.  Critters that hibernate are beginning to awake and enjoy the warm sunshine.  Frogs and toads would be … Continue reading

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April 2012 Book Reviews, Part 1

  The Poetry of Shel Silverstein From Miss Amanda at Main There is something to be said about a poet – a children’s poet, nonetheless – whose work has lasted beyond his lifetime and still continues to inspire children, parents, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Jane Goodall!

  This time of year gets us thinking about spring, rebirth, and being good stewards of the earth.  One of the best examples of someone who lives her life to help better the rest of the world is Dr. Jane … Continue reading

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Celebrate Arbor Day All Month Long!

  Arbor Day – what do you picture when you read or hear those words?  For many people, the thought of trees would probably be first and foremost.  Celebrated on the last Friday of April, Arbor Day is a special … Continue reading

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