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Dance Party!

April 25, 2013

Join us at Haggard or Harrington libraries for a dance party! Rhymes and rhythms are featured in books with beat and music to get your little ones moving!  For ages 0-5.  No registration is required, but group size may be limited.

Harrington Library  April 27 10:30-11:30 am

Haggard Library  May 2 & 3 (repeat program) 10:30-11:30am

Suggested Books and CDs:

Music by Laurie Berkner, Jim Gill, Jon Lewis, Hap Palmer and more!

Books:
-Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin
-Charlie Parker Play Be Bop by Chris Raschka
-Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming
-This Jazz Man by Karen Ehrhardt
-The Man from the Land of Fandango by Margaret Mahy
-Bom! Went the Bear by Nicki Greenberg
-Tanka Tanka Skunk by Steve Webb
-Rock-a-baby band by Kate McMullan

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Recommended App of the Week

March 30, 2013

App-Store-LogoProject Noah (iOS 4.0, Android 2.1): Kids can become Citizen Scientists by participating in this global network of nature enthusiasts. Project Noah (Networked Organisms And Habitats) has three modes for kids to use. Spotting enables group identification of a species. Just upload a photo and some info about where it was taken, and wait for group members to help ID it. Location-based field guides show what nature info has been recorded by members in your area. Field missions are opportunities to help scientists with their research. A great learning tool. Free, available at iTunes and Google Play. Ages 6+

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Recommended App of the Week

March 9, 2013

App-Store-LogoJourney North (iOS 4.3): Kids and adults are able to track the migratory patterns of monarch butterflies, robins, hummingbirds, whooping cranes, gray whales, bald eagles and other animals using this handy and educational app. A companion website has maps, photos, and more information that puts local sightings in context of world migration. Free at iTunes. Ages 12+

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Recommended App of the Week

March 2, 2013

App-Store-LogoBaby Signs Video (ASL) – Learning American Sign Language for Children (iOS 3.0): Parents are discovering the benefits that children receive from learning to sign. The ability to communicate from an early age can improve self-esteem, boost, vocabulary, and reinforce the bond between a child and a parent. This app is meant for parents to improve their own signing abilities. Signs (over 200 words) are grouped alphabetically and categorically, and are searchable. Parents can test their knowledge with the handy quiz mode.  And the video style makes learning very easy. $4.99. For parents.

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Recommended App of the Week

February 23, 2013

App-Store-LogoiNaturalist (iOS 5.0, Android 2.3.3): Calling all explorers! This app offers an easy, fun way for kids to learn basic naturalist skills. Kids can log the plants and animals they find around them, and even allows them to share this knowledge with the iNaturalist database. Take a photo and upload it so other naturalists can help identify the mystery plant or animal. Free, at iTunes or Google Play. Ages 6+

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Recommended App of the Week

February 16, 2013

App-Store-LogoKidzongs (iOS 4.2): Your child will love to sing along to these six popular children’s nursery songs, with the recorded accompaniment or alone. Animated lyrics help foster early reading skills and bring the pages to life. Includes a counting song, the ABCs, eensy-weensy spider, row row row your boat, three little monkeys, and twinkle twinkle little star.  $ .99. Ages 3+

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Recommended App of the Week

February 9, 2013

App-Store-LogoCreek Watch (iOS 3.1.3): This  cool app lets kids and adults help monitor the quality of the creeks and streams in their neighborhood. These watersheds are vital to the environment, and are threatened by pollution and overuse. Creek Watch offers an easy way to add valuable data that helps scientists track pollution, manage water resources, and plan sustainable environmental programs. Free at iTunes. For ages 12+

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Recommended App of the Week

February 2, 2013

App-Store-LogoLittle Red Hen (iOS 2.2.1): It’s the Little Red Hen in a whole new light! Whimsical illustrations and plenty of fun sounds will keep your little one entranced, and will introduce reading basics. The story is available in English, Spanish and Cantonese. $ .99. Ages 4+

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Recommended App of the Week

January 26, 2013

App-Store-Logo Science Challenge (Adroid 1.6): Are you smarter than a 5th grader? You and  your child can test each other to see who has the best science skillz. Quizzes can be about one subject, or a random mix. You can pick the number of questions you want, and you can track your progress over time. Have fun learning! $.99. Ages 12 and up.

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Recommended App of the Week

January 19, 2013

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Wheels on the Bus (iOS 3.0): An interactive take on the classic. Kids can sing along and pop bubbles, open the bus door, make a dog bark, swish the wipers and of course, spin the wheels! The song is available in five languages, and you can record your child singing. $.99. Ages 4+

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