In case you haven’t checked it out, our link to eBooks & eContent for kids will show you the newest such material provided by your library, as well as links for finding all our eContent for kids. Yes, we have a special section set up just for children’s materials!
Enter Our Bookmark Contest Feb 1 – Mar 14, 2015. We’re Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary. Show Us Why You Love the Library!
Two apps presented at App Time at Haggard Library on January 23: Hello, Baby Animals (Shortstack) and Mabell’s Zoo: Interactive Counting (Brenda Long). Join us next week for App Time on Friday at 11am at Haggard Library!
Register online to use one of our tablets or bring your own: https://evanced.info/plano/evanced/eventcalendar.asp?libnum=999
Starting Spring 2015: App Time! A digital storytime funded by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Join us on Fridays at 11am at Haggard Library to learn more about how to choose apps and how to use them with your kids. Bring your own device or register online to use one of ours!
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:
–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
Project 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+
Journey 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+
Baby 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.
iNaturalist (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+