Tag Archives: Children

Windsor-Essex County Children and Youth Planning Committee Calling all 2 & 3 Year Olds!

Free! Get questions about child development answered. Find out about services (developmental and dental screenings, hearing, vision, speech, behaviour consultations, and nutrition screening. Connect with service providers. Supervised children’s activities and free nutritious snacks will be available! Plus, a special treat! A special appearance from “Elsa”, a character from Frozen. Friday, November 20 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, Central Library. For more information, call 211. See the event’s poster....
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Library Live Children’s Club – Science of Origami

Club member Hanzen Zhang, age 9, shows us the paper dragon he made last night at the first of our two Science Club meetings. We tested several science theories and showed how origami is used in space travel. Our next meeting will be TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 from 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm at Central Library, 850 Ouellette Avenue. If you have a science project, please show it to us. There will be...
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Avoid Summer Sliding in French

We know about the Summer Slide and have some ideas of tips to avoid it. (Plus, I’ll be sharing even more tips over the course of the summer.) But one particular challenge can be keeping up French literacy skills for children in immersion or French as a Second Language programs. Children who study in French risk losing their basic linguistic skills as well as literacy since they may not even be...
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Library Live Children’s Club 16th Tournament

Today twenty players ages 5 – 17 participated in the 16th Children’s Chess Tournament at Central library.  An additional audience of 45 supporters and on lookers also enjoyed this tournament.  Please join us at one or all of our next club meeting Saturday, March 21, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, April 18, 1-4 p.m. and May 2, 16, and 30. 1-4 p.m.  Kids are taught by Teen Volunteers under staff supervision.  FOR CHILDREN...
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Special Saturday Crafternoon!

I’m more excited than usual — and that’s saying something — for this Saturday’s Crafternoon. I found an awesome craft on the site My Activity Maker that I’m super excited to share with all of you. We’ll be bringing in one of my favourite books, Robert Munsch’s  the Paper Bag Princess, and bringing it to life with one of most appropriate paper bag puppets of all time! What a fun way to celebrate an...
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Can’t Wait for Seuss!

As you may have heard, a previously unpublished Dr. Seuss Book, What Pet Should I Get?, will be coming out this July. If you like children’s literature half as much as I do you can hardly wait! The book was discovered by Seuss’ widow, Audrey Geisel, in 2013 and, as at least one article suggested, the title sounds a bit like a buzzfeed article. The book features familiar some Seussian characters,...
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Saturday Crafternoon: November 22

Please join us at the Central library for one of my favourite upcycling crafts! We’ll be using recycled materials to make water bottle snowmen. We had a blast making them last year and I’m happy to be able to post a craft made by one of last year’s participants. Crafts involving recycled materials are a great way to teach children about conservation and to emphasize the importance of preserving our...
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