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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High Five: Play

Play serves many different roles in childhood development, including building language skills, strengthening motor skills used in writing, learning to explore and problem solve, and cooperating with others.  But how can adults support their child’s play? According to Early Learning librarian Susan Anderson-Newham, adults can alternate between being a partner, a stage manager providing the…
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High Five: Screen Time

Childhood development experts recommend limiting screen time for children under 5 years old to one hour of educational content per day.  Finding quality digital media and regulating screen time can be a challenge, but it can be an opportunity too. When you make technology time together time and access Chandler Public Library’s online collection, your…
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High Five: STEAM

STEAM is a teaching tool that helps children improve their literacy skills while also learning foundational math and science concepts. The acronym stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. By bringing together different areas of knowledge you encourage creative problem solving and engage different kinds of learners. Some of the science and math skills…
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