1,000 Books!

Plano Public Library is joining with 1000 Books Before Kindergarten to encourage parents and caregivers to read aloud to newborns, infants and/or toddlers.  Reading regularly to your preschooler helps prepare them for success in kindergarten. The early literacy goal:  Read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten!  (If you read just one book a night, you will […]

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All About Art!

If you’re familiar with Herve Tullet’s  books, you’ll know he’s all about free expression and interactivity in art.  Art Workshops for Children applies that philosophy to group art projects and provides lots of ideas based on Tullet’s own art sessions, done around the world and in live art sessions.  According to Tullet, “art is a […]

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Cecil’s Pride

When Cecil the lion was killed in 2015, the news made international headlines.  In Cecil’s Pride: The True Story of a Lion King, young readers learn more about Cecil and his extraordinary life before his death. When Cecil was challenged by another male lion, and forced to abandon his territory, Cecil unexpectedly paired up with another male lion. […]

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Welcome Spring!

With fun vocabulary and richly-colored illustrations, Abracadabra, It’s Spring! is an absolute delight to read aloud, and perfect for preschoolers. Stylized, colored text focuses attention on the magical words that herald a change, and gate-fold pages add an element of surprise. A little green shoot comes into focus. Alakazam!  [Open the fold out page]  Now it’s a crocus!  Buds […]

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Snowy Sunday

It’s a Snowy Sunday at Bonnie Bumble’s farm and all the animals are shivering. It’s good that Bonnie knows how to knit! She gets to work knitting boots, shawls, beak-warmers, and horn-warmers but “still everyone looked shivery and cold.” So Bonnie knits a hat for the sun, who “beamed and beamed and warmed up the […]

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Process Art

There’s a new program at Haggard called Art Start!  Each week, children engage in a simple art activity such as ice cube painting, sand art, leaf rubbings, or paper cutting.  The focus of the program is on process art as opposed to product art.  This is a chance for your little one to experience the […]

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Movin’ & Groovin’ Music (and Books!)

At our Dance Party program, geared for ages 2-6, we enjoy a variety of music that encourages body movement, call and response, singing and playing with sounds, and generally just movin’ and groovin’ to the beat!  Music helps children develop listening skills and it exposes them to rhythmn and rhyme.  It also plays a part […]

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