High Five: Starting School

Whether your children are starting daycare, Preschool or Kindergarten, the first days can be hard. Kiddos may be nervous about being away from home, or they may have trouble following new rules or getting along with classmates. Reading books, singing songs and playing games about these first days can be a good way to help…
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High Five: Color

Colors are one of the first ways that children notice differences between objects. Developing categorization skills is a stepping stone on the way to telling letters and numbers apart. The easiest way to help your child practice with colors is to talk about them when it comes up naturally. Children process information better in small…
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High Five: Earth Day

Earth Day is a great time to introduce your zero- to-five-year-old to nature vocabulary and basic science concepts while practicing literacy skills. You can celebrate our beautiful world by singing songs about plants growing, doing crafts with upcycled materials, going on nature walks or reading books about conservation. There are a lot of fun songs…
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High Five: Cooking

Cooking is a great opportunity for kids to build literacy as well as math and science skills. You can improve reading skills while looking at recipes, expand vocabulary with new words, write grocery lists together and sing songs about food. Math and science skills can be developed through measurements, telling time, or making observations and…
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High Five: Counting

Counting books can be a fun way to build literacy skills while introducing new math concepts. Add songs, talking, play and writing to reinforce skills through repetition. For children 4 and up, Lemonade in Winter is a story about a brother and sister whose entrepreneurial ambition drives them out into the snow to hustle cold…
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Winter Reads for Kids

It may be sunny outside, but these books will get you in the mood for winter. Snuggle up with your little ones, drink some hot cocoa and enjoy a few winter-inspired reads for all ages available through Chandler Public Library. The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First Winter: This colorful book by Eric Carle will bring to…
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High Five: Comparisons

Comparisons are an important part of a child’s descriptive vocabulary as well as being a math and science concept. The more exposure that your child has to these concepts the more naturally they will use them. Many picture books and classic fairy tales offer opportunities to explore comparisons with children. For example, Goldilocks talks about…
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