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Welcome to our Virtual Storytime Room! Click on the different objects in the room to find crafts, songs, and stories! Reading aloud to children of any age has numerous benefits, such as building empathy, increasing vocabulary, and facilitating a lifelong love of reading. Plus, it's a fun way to spend time together! We would love to see how you are doing storytime at home. Share your pictures of crafts or reading together with us on social media.
Supplies: Craft felt (2-3 sheets), Black embroidery floss, Buttons (for eyes - as many as you want/need), 4-inch zipper, Sewing needle, ~10 straight pins, Scissors, Ruler, Marker or Pen
Supplies: 2 sheets of cardstock, Template, Paperclips, Hot glue, Scissors, Ruler, Headband or Bobby pin
Supplies: 9x12 canvas, 2 oz. of dark acrylic paint, 2 oz. of white acrylic paint, painters or masking tape, 3+ paint brushes, paper plates or mixing palette, trash bag or drop cloth.
Welcome to Book Match, a reader's advisory service of the Cozby Library and Community Commons. Book Match is a personalized service to match you with suggested books or authors to read next. Just fill out the form and our librarians will provide you with recommendations based on the information you provide within 5 to 7 business days. If you would like recommendations for multiple people in your family, such as yourself and your children, please fill out a separate form for each person. bit.ly/cozbybookmatch
Story Time from Space sends children’s books to the International Space Station. While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth. These videos are edited and placed on this Story Time From Space website - look under the heading ”Story Time Videos”.KidLit TVKidLit TV has crafts, storytimes, and drawing tutorials. Explore the world of children's literature and find something new.Mackin Educational ResourcesMackin has a Vimeo channel with read-aloud stories including Are You Mother? and Thomas the Tank Engine.Pete the Cat author James Dean reads and drawsListen to Pete the Cat creator James Dean read Pete the Cat books and give short drawing lessons on his Facebook page.
Book Match is a personalized service to match you with suggested books or authors to read next. Just fill out the form and our librarians will provide you with recommendations based on the information you provide within 5 to 7 business days. If you would like recommendations for multiple people in your family, such as yourself and your children, please fill out a separate form for each person.Penguin Random House Debut Fiction SamplersPenguin Random House offers a number of digital excerpt samplers that you can dip into to discover debut authors and new titles from your favorite authors.Penguin Teen Book RecommendationsGet genre specific teen book recommendations, find book lists, and news about young adult authors.Reading RocketsSometimes it just takes one wonderful book to turn a kid into a reader. Reading Rockets provides specific, lengthy themed lists for young readers.Literature MapAt Literature Map, you can type in an author’s name and then view similar authors that other readers are enjoying. The site generates a map that displays author names in relative states of closeness. The closer the authors, the more likely other readers enjoyed both.
Your favorite kids magazine has tons of games, activities, jokes, and more on their website. Apps available too.National Geographic KidsExplore animals and nature with science experiments, games, and videos.Draw Every Day with JJKAuthor and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka is hosting virtual art classes every day at 2 pm EST during the COVID-19 outbreak. Galleria Dallas' Showtime SaturdaysGalleria Dallas’ Showtime Saturdays series has temporarily moved to Facebook. New shows are available Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. at facebook.com/galleriadallas. Previous shows are available to watch anytime. Shows feature clowns, magicians, authors, and more! Magic Tree House Home AdventuresEach week, Magic Tree House Home Adventures will feature videos from Mary Pope Osborne, activities, craft ideas, themed recipes, reading challenges, cross-curricular lessons, Family Trivia Night game ideas, fun surprises, and much more!LegoLand Coloring SheetsDownload and print free coloring sheets from LegoLand.Crayola Coloring SheetsPrint free coloring sheets including Disney, Trolls, and adult coloring sheets.JumpstartJumpstart is offering quiet activities, videos, outdoor activities, and indoor activities. Every Person Counts, No Matter How Small - Dr. Seuss PrintablesDownload and print Dr. Seuss themed coloring sheets about counting and family to help teach your kids about the importance of the census. Make sure you've completed the 2020 Census too!September Calendar - Early LiteracySeptember Calendar - ChildrenOctober Calendar - Early LiteracyOctober Calendar - Children
House Beautiful has rounded up 10 houses from across the globe that can be seen on a screen. Let the armchair tour begin!