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.
2020 may be an unusual year, but a lot of great nonfiction for children has been published, and I’m excited to share it with you! I chose some [...]
Your kitchen is chock-full of interesting things and using regular items in a novel way can be a thrill to your preschooler. Varieties of pasta can be sorted, colored water can be [...]
Putting a pair of scissors in the hands of a preschooler can sound like a scary thing. But with the right scissors, age appropriate activities [...]
Like everything else in 2020, trick or treating is different this year. This gives families a chance to get creative and invent some new [...]
Carved pumpkins are full of science and kids can become a rotten pumpkin scientist by studying it as it rots. You and your child [...]
During Banned Books Week I always think of the path that led me to where I am today. I came to work in a public [...]