The number π is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter and is approximately equal to 3.14. On March 14 (3.14), many students will celebrate Pi Day by baking pies. In recognition of Pi Day, I thought I would highlight one of our favorites, How to Make and Apple Pie and see the World. This book takes you all over the world, collecting ingredients to make an apple pie (Italy for wheat, France for eggs and so on). Check out this book or movie and enjoy seeing customs from all over the world.
Fairy math is a wonderful way for girls 3-6 years old to play and practice early math concepts. The notions are introduced in a fun way that makes learning easy and rewarding. The app environment depicts a beautiful land of fairies, trees, castles and sparkles. Children are asked to identify numbers, colors, count and connect the dots. In order to play, children have to recognize and compare least with most, or smallest to biggest.
Some stages in the game require basic knowledge of addition and subtraction. Preschoolers would need some guidance to respond correctly to these questions. Correct answers are rewarded with jewels that can be added to the fairy crown. This is an adaptive app that matches the difficulty level with the number of correct answers.
Parents will appreciate some positive features: the app doesn’t present any ads, it doesn’t connect to the web and it doesn’t collect personal data.
Posted in apps
Tagged fairies, math, Nook
Monday March, 3
(a day off for Valley View schools!)
from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
in Meeting Room A
Come dressed in your finery to this party based on the Fancy Nancy series by Jane O’Connor. We’ll have a frou-frou frolic with special activities, crafts, and a snack!
Wear your best finery for runway pictures by Studio 300!
Learn French, read stories and have a fancy time!
Register now! Limit 30.
Where’s Spot? At the library!
We will have special activities from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. this Saturday, February 22. You can also check out the Preschool Round-Up from noon to 3:00.
From 10:00-4:00, enjoy Coloring Pages in the Creativity Park (all ages, no registration needed).
11:00-11:30, come to Storytime! Be sure to bring your camera, because Spot will be stopping by for a brief visit. All ages can enjoy stories and music in the Storytime Room. You do not need to sign up, but preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.
From 1:00-4:00, come to the Creativity Park to make a simple origami dog Craft you can take home! Drop in. Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
You probably already know that no two snowflakes look exactly alike. Each and every one of the many, probably too many, snowflakes that has fallen this winter are as unique as your fingerprints. Join us for a very special Let’s Create program and make your very own unique digital snowflake. This month we are going to meet down in Studio 300 and create a blizzard of snowflakes with the website http://snowdays.me/
Children grades K-5 can join us from 4:15 – 5:00 on Tuesday February 18th.
Registration is open now. Don’t miss this special program.
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February 16-22, 2014 is Engineering Week! The American Society of Civil Engineers celebrates how engineers make a difference in our world. Their website: http://www.discovere.org/our-programs/engineers-week brings engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents. Check out their website and let us get the children excited for engineering! The library’s Super Science Lab theme will be engineering in honor of Engineering Week! We will have a “Tallest Tower Contest,” learn how important civil engineering can be, and work in groups to design and build structures with simple materials.
Please join us Saturday, February 15, 2014 for Super Science Lab. The program is for children in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade and will be from 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. or 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Registration is required. Please come to the Children’s Section or call 630-685-4181 to register.
Can your team build the tallest tower using only the materials shown on this table?
See you soon!