July 2016
Welcome to KDL's early literacy newsletter!

Click on the links below for fun early literacy activities 
that help kids get ready to read.

View and print our Early Literacy Calendar.
See the schedule of programs for families and young children and storytimes.

Find the KDL branch nearest you.
Hit the Road with Car Tunes from KDL

If you are traveling this summer, make sure to check out our collection of kids' music. From silly songs to lullabies, a little music makes the car ride seem a little shorter. Ask your local children's librarian for a favorite storytime CD to get you started.  


Marshmallow Smiles

Make these smiles out of marshmallows, craft sticks, and construction paper or cardstock after reading a funny book together. This craft is a great way to use up those stale marshmallows and practice fine motor skills and gluing.
Children's Books Around the World

Every year the United States Board of Books for Young People (USBBY) puts together a collection of international books, including picture books. Reading books from other countries and cultures is a great way to start a conversation with your child about the world and its diverse people and stories. Try pointing out where each book comes from on a map before you read it.

   App Review: LumiKids Park   

LumiKids Park is a simple, fun and interactive app for kids. This app is designed to give kids a mental work out through adaptive and intuitive activities that keep them entertained. While exploring the park using three engaging mini-games, kids will work on sorting skills, hand-eye coordination and memory skills. Adults can join in the fun and play along with this app. Available free for both Android and iOS devices.

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