Welcome 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.
As a youth librarian and a parent of a boy and girl, I have observed the books that my children enjoyed as they were growing [...]
We had fun with balloons this week, discussing what a balloon needs to float. We showed kids how to blow up a balloon with air [...]
We read about dinosaurs- Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Ankylosaurus and even Compsognathus! We learned that T-Rex’s eyes were as big as baseballs and its [...]
This week we focused on sizes (small, medium, large) and shark and ocean-themed stories. We talked about how fish breathe, what they eat, etc. We [...]
Join our “Read for Goats” Winter Reading Challenge between November 26 and January 18 to help earn a pair of goats for a family living in a rural [...]
This week we shared stories about hibernation in storytime. Sleepy Bear by Lydia Dabcovich Hibernation by Margaret Hall Mina's White Canvas by Hyeon-Ju Lee Hibernation [...]