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Tick Tock

June 23, 2015

Watch as Miss Nina and Wren demonstrate the “Tick Tock” rhyme that we use in our Babes in Arms storytimes at the Davis and Haggard Libraries, which is suitable for pre-walkers 0-9 months old. Try this rhyme at home and then come to Babes in Arms to learn more!

Our summer storytime session goes until August 1st!

Babes in Arms
Davis – Tuesdays at 10am
Haggard – Wednesdays at 9:30am

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Here We Go

May 22, 2015

Watch as Miss Nina and Wren demonstrate the “Here We Go” rhyme that we use in our Babes in Arms storytimes at the Davis and Haggard Libraries, which is suitable for pre-walkers 0-9 months old. Try this rhyme at home and then come to Babes in Arms to learn more!

Summer storytimes will begin on June 8th. Babes in Arms will be at Davis on Tuesdays at 10am and at Haggard on Wednesdays at 9:30am.

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App Time Session 15: Moon Man Dan and Astronaut Trainer

April 25, 2015

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This week, we looked at Moon Man Dan by Pickled Pepper Productions, Ltd., which is available in iTunes for free.

Moon Man Dan lives on the moon and is in charge of lighting up the moon at night. When something lands on the moon, he has to figure out with it is and how to get it back where it belongs. The Nooms are Moon Man Dan’s adorable moon friends who live on the moon along with the MoonMoos (moon cows). This app story is perfect for preschools because it’s very interactive. Every page has things to tap on, some have little puzzles to solve, and there it includes information on the Hubble Telescope along with some pictures of galaxies. There is also a video to watch and a nightlight feature.

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Our activity app this week was Jetpack Journeys: Astronaut Trainer, available in iTunes for $.99.astro

This is a great educational app to get kids interested in space. There are five game aspects, including building rocket ships, putting the planets in order, and flying rocket ships. As they go through the games, there are coins that children can collect. They then unlock different space facts (a lot of which were new to me!) that are kept in a fact book that they can go back to and look at any time. There is not much in the way of instructions, but it is intuitive enough for kids to figure out on their own. The background music is soothing and unobtrusive, and there are no in-app purchases.

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Ten Little Fingers

April 21, 2015

Watch as Miss Nina and Wren demonstrate the “Ten Little Fingers” rhyme that we use in our Babes in Arms storytimes at the Davis and Haggard Libraries, which is suitable for pre-walkers 0-9 months old. Try this rhyme at home and then come to Babes in Arms to learn more!

Our spring storytime session goes until May 9!

Babes in Arms
Davis – Tuesdays at 10am
Haggard – Wednesdays at 9:30am

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App Time Session 14: Otter on His Own and MarcoPolo Ocean

April 18, 2015

otterThe first app we used this week in App Time was Otter on His Own from Oceanhouse Media’s Smithsonian Collection. It is available through iTunes and Google Play for $2.99.

This app is based on a book by the same name, but the illustrations have been updated and allow for some interaction. It would make a great addition to digital libraries for kids ages 4-10, especially as it has plenty of non-fiction educational content. The book follows a young otter pup as he grows up and goes from depending entirely on his mom to being able to go off on his own. In this digital version, kids can read on their own, listen to the story with highlighted narration, and tap on different items they see on the screen to find out what they are, which is great for vocabulary development.

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We then looked at the activity app MarcoPolo Ocean, which is available through iTunes for $2.99ocean

MarcoPolo Ocean is a great way to continue your exploration into the sea. This app has five puzzles kids can do in addition to the free play aspect of diving deep into the depths of the ocean. They can assemble a coral reef, herring, orca, boat or submarine. As they build, the narrator will give them facts about some of the parts. They can then add animals to their ocean and interact with them during the open-ended play. You can also check out the Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer app, which has a simpler version of ocean exploration, but is free.

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Horse Named Ron

March 20, 2015

Watch as Miss Nina and Wren demonstrate the “Horse Named Ron” rhyme that we use in our Babes in Arms storytimes at the Davis and Haggard Libraries, which is suitable for pre-walkers 0-9 months old. Try this rhyme at home and then come to Babes in Arms to learn more!

Our spring storytime session goes until May 9!

Babes in Arms
Davis – Tuesdays at 10am
Haggard – Wednesdays at 9:30am

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Say Say Oh Baby Rhyme

February 19, 2015

Watch as Miss Nina and Wren demonstrate the Say Say Oh Baby rhyme that we use in our Babes in Arms storytimes at the Davis and Haggard Libraries, which is suitable for pre-walkers 0-9 months old. Try this rhyme at home and then come to Babes in Arms to learn more!

Our spring storytime session goes until May 9!

Babes in Arms
Davis – Tuesdays at 10am
Haggard – Wednesdays at 9:30am

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Apple Tree Rhyme

January 22, 2015

Watch as Miss Nina and Wren demonstrate the Apple Tree rhyme that we use in our Babes in Arms storytimes at the Davis and Haggard Libraries, which is suitable for pre-walkers 0-9 months old. Try this rhyme at home and then come to Babes in Arms to learn more!


Our spring storytime session goes until May 9!

Babes in Arms
Davis – Tuesdays at 10am
Haggard – Wednesdays at 9:30am

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The Gingerbread Boy Puppet Show

December 25, 2014

We present to you PPLS’s Gingerbread Boy puppet show. Enjoy!

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My Teacher is a Monster!

August 28, 2014

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by Peter Brown

Bobby’s teacher is a monster. Or is she? Bobby likes to go to the park to take his mind off his monster teacher, but one day… she is there! Bobby and his teacher end up spending some time together in the park, quacking with ducks and flying paper airplanes. Watch as his teacher slowly transforms from a monster into a real person. When Bobby gets back to school, he views his teacher a little differently… but that’s not to say she doesn’t still get a little monstrous at times.

This is a fun book that can show kids how people can act differently in different situations. Just because a teacher acts a certain way during class doesn’t mean she can’t have fun outside of the classroom! And as always, Peter Brown’s illustrations are bold and adorable. Love that Peter Brown!

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