Kids Read

What's the Dewey Number for Sharks?: Nonfiction Numbers You Should Know! Part 1

By Tori Hamilton, Children's Library Associate, Glenpool Library

Do you have trouble convincing your child to check out books from the nonfiction section? Does he or she think nonfiction is boring? Au contraire! Some of the most interesting children's books are found in the nonfiction section, but only if you know how to find the good stuff!

READ THIS NOW: "Raising Kids Who Read"

By Laura Raphael, Children's Services Coordinator

There are certain "no duh" behaviors and attitudes most parents want to see in their children. Putting dirty clothes in the hamper. Eating vegetables without complaint. Being kind to animals and the elderly.

And reading.

Sing An American Song, Build A Reader!

By Laura Raphael, Children's Services Coordinator, Tulsa City-County Library

I've got nothing against Katy Perry's music. I like a good Beyonce or Imagine Dragons song, and heaven knows, I have Kacey Musgraves's latest CD on extreme repeat in my car.

But there's nothing better for children than hearing, learning, and singing traditional American folk songs.

Why?

Bedtime Math, Part 2: Size Matters!

By Laura Raphael, Children's Services Coordinator, Tulsa City-County Library

OK, so you're on board with the "Bedtime Math" concept (www.bedtimemath.org), but you want to find great "regular" picture books to read with your children that focus on things like speed, distance, measurement, and size. 

Easy!

Add Up STEAM Skills with Bedtime Math!

By Laura Raphael, Children's Services Coordinator, Tulsa City-County Library

If reading to your kids before they go to sleep at night is part of your family routine, congratulations! You are doing something wonderful for their little brains as well as establishing a deep family bond that your kids will fondly remember their entire lives.

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