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1. How to Get Free School Supplies and Clothes
How to Get Free School Supplies and Clothes
Family budgets are already stretched, yet with the start of each school year, this becomes more and more apparent. Schools give children a school supply list that each child is expected to supply. Often times, the basics can cost $30-60 per child. This does not include a new backpack, gym shoes, ...
Parenting & Kids - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:25:13
2. Frog Storytime Ideas
Frog Storytime Ideas
Children love to jump. This morning in storytime (that had nothing to do with frogs), a pod of storytime children magically turn into jumping frogs. (The storytime room is a magical place.) So of course we had add an "I'm in the mood for jumping" verse to Raffi's song I'm in the Mood.
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:30:43
3. Bedtime Storytime Ideas
Bedtime Storytime Ideas
How often do you have parents come in asking for books about bedtime (while trying not to pull out their hair)? Parents probably don't want to encourage further bedtime antics with the Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. You can suggest any of the following books, but why not use storytime to...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:24:40
4. My Dog Has Seizures
My Dog Has Seizures
My dog has seizures. That's something I never expected to say. Aside from a few food allergies and UTIs, Mireille, my 2 year old Jack Russell mix, has always been a healthy and happy dog. I feed her all natural dog food. She's not a dog breed known for developing seizures. I'm over zealous about ...
Pets & Animals - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:31:50
5. Disability Books For Preschoolers
Disability Books For Preschoolers
Over the last few months, I've had several preschool teachers ask for books about children with disabilities. Many were doing a unit study on disabilities or recently had a child with disabilities join their center and wanted to share books with the other children. However we soon found out nearl...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:30:44
6. How to Treat Car Anxiety in Dogs
How to Treat Car Anxiety in Dogs
Does your dog suffer from anxiety or stress when taking car trips? Some dogs stress by riding in a car from puppyhood. Others develop the fear after a scary or traumatic experience. Either way, it can make trips to the vet or even the dog park a negative experience. Learn how to treat the car anx...
Pets & Animals - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:30:43
7. No Sew Thing One and Thing Two Costumes
No Sew Thing One and Thing Two Costumes
Originally appearing in Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat (1957), Thing One and Thing Two have regained popularity in the last few years with the PBS show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That. Like in the original book, Thing One and Thing Two are always around when the Cat in the Hat needs a h...
Holidays & Celebrations - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:40:41
8. Thomas the Tank Engine Cake
Thomas the Tank Engine Cake
Delight your favorite Thomas the Tank Engine fan with a Thomas cake for their next birthday. These fun birthday cakes are perfect for any Thomas fanatic aged 1 to 192. No birthday coming up? No worries. Add a snowman friend and top Thomas with a Santa hat for a Christmas cake. He can wear an eye...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:24:37
9. LGBT Organizations & Resources in Missouri
LGBT Organizations & Resources in Missouri
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Resources and Organizations in Missouri. If you know of any other organizations you would like added or would like to share about an organization listed, please see the guest book at the end of the page.
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:31:50
10. Piratese : a Pirate Dictionary
Piratese : a Pirate Dictionary
Job applications, colleges, high schools, and volunteer agencies all love people who speak multiple languages. Piratese is the language of those adventurous buccaneers. Read on, and by the end of the page, you too shall be speaking like a native pirate. Arrrgh!
Education - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:34:26
11. Famous Missouri Authors
Famous Missouri Authors
While you may be familiar with famous Missourians such as President Truman and the infamous outlaw Jesse James, Missouri has also been the birthplace or adopted home to many great authors. Literature greats such as Samuel Clemens was outspoken about slavery and racism during the second half of th...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:25:14
12. Bear Storytime Ideas
Bear Storytime Ideas
If your storytime's anything like mine, children love bringing their teddy bears and other stuffed animals to share in the library fun. Capitalize on this by devoting a storytime to their teddy bears with some of these old and new favorites. If you're planning a nighttime storytime and know your ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:30:44
13. Infant Star Wars Costumes
Infant Star Wars Costumes
Babies love Star Wars, too! Whether dressing up for Halloween, a costume party, Dragon*Con or just going to the grocery store, these fun baby Star Wars costumes are sure to turn heads and make all the other babies envious.
Holidays & Celebrations - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:35:20
14. Dr. Seuss's Grinch
Dr. Seuss's Grinch
While most people immediately think of How the Grinch Stole Christmas when thinking of the Grinch, the Grinch (or at least one of his Grinchy cousins) appeared in the May 1955 edition of Redbook in a short story entitled The Hoobub and the Grinch*... two and half years before his Christmas misadv...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:25:14
15. Opposites Storytime Ideas
Opposites Storytime Ideas
So you like concept storytimes but have already done colors, counting, animal sounds and a variety of other concept storytime themes? How about a whole storytime built on opposites. Sharing stories, rhymes and songs about opposites is a great way to build vocabulary for children of all ages. Pho...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:30:42
16. Mud and Rain Storytime
Mud and Rain Storytime
Before storytime, I like talking with children about outrageous things that help stretch the imagination. Sometimes we pretend to build snowmen in July or ride elephants to the library. This is one of the reasons I love Mud Storytime so much as there are so many good stories and songs that help s...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:24:40
17. Vegetarian Rice Crispy Treats
Vegetarian Rice Crispy Treats
After becoming a vegetarian, Rice Crispy treats was one of the few foods that I really missed. Marshmallows contain gelatin which is made from animal hoof, so they are definitely not veggie friendly. In the past, vegetarians craving this sweet treat were required to make their own marshmallows, b...
Food & Cooking - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:34:31
18. Counting Storytime Ideas
Counting Storytime Ideas
Before entering kindergarten, every child should know how to count from 1 to 20 and understand what those numbers mean in context. (Ex. They have ten fingers, two shoes, three dogs, etc.) By sharing stories, songs and rhymes in storytime where children count forwards and backwards and are able to...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:30:44
19. How to Melt Chocolate or Almond Bark Without a Double Boiler
How to Melt Chocolate or Almond Bark Without a Double Boiler
You are craving chocolate covered strawberries or Grandma's homemade peppermint bark, so you go to the trouble of finding the recipe and gathering the ingredients. Then you stop short. Melting chocolate requires the use of a double boiler. But who has one of those just lying around in their kitch...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:31:50
20. Horse Storytime Ideas
Horse Storytime Ideas
How many times per day do little girls come and ask you for horse books? Ever think you could find them in your sleep? Unfortunately, you may have noticed most of the horse picture books aren't storytime friendly. No worries, though. Check out these ideas sure to please your favorite young horse ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:34:31
21. Dr. Seuss Storytime Ideas
Dr. Seuss Storytime Ideas
Celebrate Read Across America... aka Dr. Seuss's birthday (March 2nd)... with a storytime featuring your favorite tales by the author of The Cat in the Hat. Check below for books, songs and rhymes by and inspired by the beloved children's author. Photo Credit
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:34:31
22. Harry Potter Costumes for Kids
Harry Potter Costumes for Kids
Whether you're attending a Harry Potter party, movie premier or just tired of the same old Halloween outfits each year, help your child create their own special Halloween costume based on their favorite character from the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling. Animal lovers may enjoy dressing as He...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:31:50
23. Dr. Seuss Lesson Plans
Dr. Seuss Lesson Plans
While we often think of The Cat and the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham as fun picture books for young children, Dr. Seuss got his start drawing political cartoons and moral shorts more than a decade before the publication of his first children's book. As a result many of his children's books carry me...
Education - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:35:20
24. Missouri Autism Resources
Missouri Autism Resources
If your child has autism, you know treatments, schools, therapy tools and all the special items your child may need can quickly deplete your bank account. If you live in Missouri, check below for local, statewide and national organizations, government agencies, and other resources that may be abl...
Parenting & Kids - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:30:42
25. Epistolary Novels for Teens
Epistolary Novels for Teens
Originally gaining popularity in the 18th and 19th century with such epistolary works as Bram Stoker's Dracula, epistolary novels have seen a resurgence of popularity within the last decade. However over the past few decades, the genre has expanded to include not only the traditional letters or d...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:34:32
26. How to Stop Dogs From Counter Surfing
How to Stop Dogs From Counter Surfing
Treat oriented dogs think counter surfing is the greatest trick invented. They wait until the humans leave the room, stand on their back legs with front paws on the kitchen counter, and then grab any tasty food within reach. But while you may lose a fresh loaf of bread or a pot roast, you may als...
Pets & Animals - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:24:40
27. Black Beans & Rice
Black Beans & Rice
Costing only pennies per serving, most people know beans and rice make a delicious, cheap meal. However it's also a healthy meal containing 9 grams of fiber per serving (or a third of your daily fiber needs) and about 300 calories. Plus when eaten together, beans and rice form a complete protein....
Food & Cooking - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:30:44
28. Puppy Training Mistakes
Puppy Training Mistakes
Often when people adopt a new puppy, they try to remember how they trained dogs as a child or piece together what they have seen on TV. However research has found the way people used to train puppies does not work with today's dogs... partially due to different expectations in dog behaviors and p...
Pets & Animals - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:24:40
29. You Might Be a Nerdfighter If...
You Might Be a Nerdfighter If...
If you're addicted to John Green, the Vlogbrothers on YouTube, or really cute puppies, you might be a nerdfighter. Those are givens. But really, just how much of a nerdfighter are you??? Personally, I'm also addicted to pirates and so was sooo jealous of John Green's Pirate Pup, that I bribed an...
Entertainment & Media - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:31:49
30. Scarves For Special Olympics
Scarves For Special Olympics
Started by Special Olympics Idaho in 2009, Scarves for Special Olympics gave 2,100 handmade scarves to athletes, coaches, families, volunteers and supporters to wear during the games as a sign of unity and support. Each year the program has grown and extended to more states. In 2011, 35 states ac...
Arts & Design - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:24:35
31. Gifts for Librarians
Gifts for Librarians
Do you have a favorite librarian in your life? Has your child been effected by their school's media specialist, and you want to say a special "thank you"? Do you have a friend, relative or coworker soon to be graduating with his or her Masters of Library Science (MLS)? Or do you have a child who ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:34:31
32. Donating to Charity When Broke
Donating to Charity When Broke
In today's economy more charities need our help. More homeless pets end up in shelters. More people are living on the streets. More people are going without food or medical care. School budgets are being slashed so classroom supplies are shrinking as teacher to child ratios keep rising. Yet if yo...
Nonprofits - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:44:25
33. The Storytime Lady
The Storytime Lady
I love my job. How many people can say that? After all, what other job pays you to find the best books, dress up in silly costumes, throw tea parties, talk like a pirate or have hoards of adoring fans? (The fact that said fans are three years old is completely besides the point.) And yes, I real...
Squidoo Community - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:34:31
34. Diary of a Puppy Fashionista
Diary of a Puppy Fashionista
Bonjour mes amis!!!! Je m'appelle Esmralda. (That's French for, "Hello friends!!! My name is Esmralda." But EVERYONE calls me Esm.) I LOVE reading Fancy Nancy and sometimes just MUST say a few words in French just like Nancy. I'm also a dancer and puppy fashionista. One day I will be a supermodel...
Pets & Animals - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:34:31
35. How to Use Songs in Bilingual Storytime
How to Use Songs in Bilingual Storytime
Use songs during bilingual storytime to help children get more out of the program. It is best to choose simple songs with actions and words children might recognize. There are really three main options when it comes to choosing them. Use only one of them, or incorporate all three. Photo Curtesy ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:34:31

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