WiserKids: grow, learn, read, play, exploreWelcome to WiserKids, a blog designed to help you and your kids grow, learn, read, play and explore with the library and beyond. Written and managed by youth librarians at Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries, we strive to help grow readers and life-long learners. We offer reading recommendations, early literacy info, fun learning ideas, library info, and more. We hope you find something helpful here- whether you are a parent, librarian, child care provider, educator or anyone else who shares an interest in growing readers.

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Fun Board Games that Teach STEM Skills too

April 27, 2016|Comments Off on Fun Board Games that Teach STEM Skills too

Just because you are playing doesn't mean you aren't learning, too! Board games provide great opportunities for learning and honing specific skills, such as collaboration, following directions, and memorization. [...]

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After the Storytime: Early Literacy for Toddlers – Frogs and Toads

April 27, 2016|0 Comments

After the Storytime series is designed to expand on your child's experience during our Twos Together Storytime.  It includes activities, research and booklists to help you develop [...]

Take Our Sons & Daughters To Work Day

April 26, 2016|0 Comments

April 28th is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.  This event started in 1993 to introduce girls to career opportunities and expanded to [...]

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STEM Saturday: Building and Engineering Books for Young Kids

April 23, 2016|0 Comments

My young boys are obsessed with tools, construction vehicles and building. After carefully fastening their safety goggles and reminding each other to "keep it safe!" they [...]

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Spring and Garden Books for Toddlers

April 21, 2016|0 Comments

Here are some favorite Spring and Garden-themed stories, rhymes, songs and activities for two and three year olds. (Learn more here about how to choose books for this [...]

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