Virtual Learning & Fun Activities for Early Learners

Miss Shelley shares books, activities, videos, and resources to help children on the path to reading.

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Miss Nora with a sugar skull

Virtual learning & fun for early learners: Celebrate Halloween & Dia de Muertos with your library

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris This weekend is bursting with holidays to celebrate! Saturday’s Halloween is followed by Sunday’s Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead, and your public library ...
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Mr. Dean working on Bones Discovery Kit

Virtual learning for early learners: Explore a world of words

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Greetings and salutations! Jenny and I have been having fun sharing words this week, from words about apples to what we can find around our ...
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Miss Jenny and Ruthie the Camel playing Roll-A-Story Pronouns

Virtual learning & fun for early learners: Storytelling

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Back in the pre-COVID-19 days, we used to get small kids coming up to the desk and proudly reading a book to us. Their caregiver ...
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Miss Shelley counting

Virtual learning & fun for early learners: Rhyme time

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Like the sounds we talked about last week, rhymes and rhyming words are an important part of pre-reading and reading. It’s another way to play ...
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Miss Juanta and her daughter

Virtual learning & fun for early learners: Whoosh, bang, boom

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris When we think about talking with our smallest kids, there are so many sounds involved: animal sounds, choo choo sounds, airplane sounds. These may feel ...
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Jenny with squirrel

Virtual learning & fun for early learners: Nature fun

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Jenny and I are huge fans of nature programming at the library. We’ve offered nature classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, elementary aged kids, and kids ...
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Miss Shelley with core board

Virtual learning & fun for early learners: Take a brain & body break

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Welcome back and happy autumn! Recently, Miss Jenny shared a book about a day that should have been exciting and wonderful turning into a big ...
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Miss Jenny holding a book

Virtual learning & fun for early learners: Kids love learning big words

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Miss Jenny and I have been sharing a lot of words this week—big ones like "disappointed" and fancy ones like "scarlet." The more words kids ...
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