There have been a lot of Presidents, more than 40, so there are a lot of oddball traditions and just plain funny stories about their quirky habits! Choose one of these stories to find out behind-the-scenes stories that probably won’t make it on your social studies test!
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Just click on a book cover and watch the video read aloud! Choose from more than 50 stories, including the featured story, wonderfully performed by the book’s author, Hannah Lee. The story is called My Hair. It is a joyful look at the creativity, style, and love that is expressed in the care and appreciation of hair.
This timeline of important events of the Civil Rights Movement and fight for racial justice led to the passing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and the Voting Rights Act in 1965. For each event a few books are listed, both fiction and non-fiction, that bring the events and people to life. Take a book walk through history to learn about these determined, brave, fascinating people who stood together so no one stood alone.
Close your eyes and picture yourself crawling through caves, climbing ocean cliffs, making the game winning basket, winning a singing competition, or outsmarting a fire breathing dragon! These stories and @home activities can take you places you have never been to do amazing things!
When you are on vacation, running errands or just away from home, read along stories are a great way to fill what can be hours of waiting into a lot of fun! Listed below are more than 100 video read alouds from old classics like Where the Wild Things Are to newer favorites like Little Jumbo. This listening library is available all day every day…and all night! “Read it again!” has never been easier!
The Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre and the Indianapolis Public Library present Season’s Readings, a video storytelling series that highlights a diversity of families, cultures and celebrations. Stories showcase Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and LGBTQ-inclusive themes, in addition to kid-favorite holiday characters and wonderfully wintry, snowy days!
Helping young children build these new health safety skills into their everyday behaviors and routines is a challenge. Books can help! Use these books and online resources to start conversations about these important behaviors.
Reading aloud to a dog is a great way to practice reading. Find out about library dogs who are great listeners in Madeline Finn and the Library Dog. When Madeline can’t get the words right, Bonnie the dog doesn’t mind. Madeline realizes it’s ok to go slow and keep trying!
Get up, get out, and get moving! Exercise does all kinds of good things for a child’s body. It reduces the risk of many illnesses as well as improving mood and sleep. It is great for relieving stress, and it’s fun! Get in the mood to move by listening to Niño Wrestles the World.