Let’s Practice: Playing

Let's Practice Playing

This week’s theme: Dancing Throw a dance party! You can dress up, wear your jammies, or just turn on some music. Try this playlist in Freegal for a fun little kid dance party!

Let’s Practice: Playing

Let's Practice Playing

This week’s theme: Snow Would you like to play with snow all year round? Try making fake snow! In a large shallow container, combine 3 cups of baking soda and add shaving cream until you reach a perfect snowy consistency. You can use a fork to mix it. Feel how cold and flakey it is. … Read more

Let’s Practice: Writing

Let's Practice Writing

This week’s theme: Snow Try making a snow scene by making any picture you want and then covering it with either a white crayon, cut up pieces of white paper, or ripped up pieces of white paper. The whole process of creating art exercises our small motor skills for writing. You can even practice squiggly … Read more

Let’s Practice: Reading

Let's Practice Reading

This week’s theme: Snow Some books have pictures of real snow like Best In Snow by April Pulley Sayre. Some books are about a child’s experience with snow (real or imaginary) like A Big Bed for Little Snow by Grace Lin. Books are a great way to talk about things children have experienced, learn about … Read more

Let’s Practice: Singing

Let's Practice Singing

This week’s theme: Snow Singing is a great way to elongate the sounds of words and give young children time to hear each sound that makes up a word. Rhymes can do the same. Try this while singing “Frosty the Snowman.” We’d love to see you Practicing! Share a photo or video of your little … Read more

Let’s Practice: Talking

Let's Practice Talking

Walk and talk: While you walk with your child, talk about the things you see. Focus on the ground today. Talk about what is growing out of the ground. Talk about what is covering the ground. How does it feel? Look for creatures crawling or slithering on the ground. Ask questions and add to what your child says.

Book Buzz: The Most Dangerous Man in America

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD by Bill Minutaglio For those who think the past four years of the Trump era have been over-the-top outrageous, take a magic carpet ride back to the early 1970s via Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis’ … Read more

WCLS closes library buildings

Effective Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) buildings will be closed to the public. WCLS staff made the decision to close library buildings after consulting with Whatcom County Health Department officials, who encouraged the change in response to increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in Whatcom County and to further reduce the spread … Read more