Awesome photo of Chrissy's daughter on Facebook celebrating National Library Week. She looks like a future storytelling librarian. She held the book PERFECTLY!
Hope you enjoyed reading the book too. Wonder what it was?
What have you been reading during this time you've been home? Let us know! We always love new suggestions of books to read. <3
Thanks to those who participated in National library week ... Plus storytime with Miss Cathy and Leila!
I try and think about them and how important they are to me. I also have to do a lot of counting to make sure that it looks like a heart and not a blob, so that helps to distract me as well.
This is the pattern that I used:
Okay, so maybe you can't crochet, but i bet you have something that you are talented at: painting, drawing, making things out of playdough or clay. You can do something like that and make it for people that are important to you. Think about them and what they mean to you when you're making it so that it helps distract you and it helps to make it more meaningful.
Try it! It has helped me. See what it can do for you!
Send us your pictures either on my blog or on Facebook and we will be doing a raffle on Saturday to choose a random winner who will get a gift card to Target! https://www.facebook.com/chililibrary/
Want more chances to show your love? Enter in American Library Association's event and possibly win $100! Sweet!
This #NationalLibraryWeek, join us in showing appreciation for America's libraries! Post about why you love your library using the hashtag #ThankYouLibraries. As an added bonus, one randomly selected participant will win a $100 gift card. ilovelibraries.org/national-library-week
Participate by checking out the American Library Association's Facebook page above.
Its been a lot of fun painting with her. I don't even have all of the paintings up yet. When I do I'll post a better picture of them. :)
What are you guys doing to bond with your kids? I'd love to know so that I can find new things to do with mine as well. :)
Our family is also going to do a game night with my sisters' families through Google Hangouts. We all have Candyland so we're all going to play "together". What a great way to connect with little ones that might not have the attention span to sit and chat for too long. I'll tell you all how it goes and hopefully you try it with your families too!
Stay safe everyone. I miss you all tons!
Leila and I decided to create a puppet for Seedly. She designed the eyes and bow and I sewed up the rest as well as crocheted her two legs. I am growing weary of staring at a computer. :) Learning lots of new things, but I needed to change things up a bit.
My next plan is that if I can find some glue, I will make more flannel pieces for storytime. What kinds of creatures should I make?
What have you guys been doing to pass the time (besides all your school/work work)?
I want to know what your favorite books are! Just register on our calendar here: https://calendar.libraryweb.org/event/6657128
We don't have to all read the same book. Just tell me what you're reading right now and if you like it or not. Let everyone know why its an incredible book or an impossible book.
Questions? Just email me at email@example.com
There were 11 of these images hidden throughout the website. Most people found most of them, so great job everyone! Hope you enjoyed finding out a little about our website.
My favorite comment about what you learned on the website was that:
"Miss Cathy is on the computer! How are you on the computer- you don't live there!" from Kailyn. She is one of my storytime friends, so it was fun that she got to see me virtually. :)
It was also exciting that people learned that we have hamsters (Chrysanthemum and Rosie for those of you that don't know) and that we have a makerspace, as well as tons of free things for you to read.
One way that you can keep the conversation going is to ask them to tell you a story about what is going on in the picture. Want to keep it going even further? Write down that story in nice big easy to read letters. It lets them see that 1. what they are saying is important enough to write down and 2. What they are saying can become "pictures" on paper.
Why not try and see?
Have a great safe day everyone. Try and enjoy the snow!
So I'm trying to learn lots of new things while this thing is happening. And I thought I would share some of my new tidbits. One of the things that I learned is about the importance of play with your little ones. One way of doing that is through songs and "fingerplays" such as "Five little Piggies". Therefor, I will be sharing yet MORE video fun with different fingerplays.
This is what happens when you can't sleep. You go a little crazy. :)
It just is so pleasant.
Not up for a run? Just walk! Afraid of the virus? As long as you aren't downwind of another runner's sweat and snot, you should be fine.
Interested in running, but not sure where to start? I started with Couch25k (this is metric, but it shows the time, which is more important). There are tons of apps that you can put on your phone, or just use the link, it explains what to do.
Exercise brings out endorphins. According to WebMd:
When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine.
Not up for exercise? Try some Mindfulness!
Also from WebMd:
It can mean meditating or simply stopping to smell the roses. However you do it, studies show mindfulness slashes stress, relieves pain, and improves your mood. And scientists are beginning to understand how. One study found that 8 weeks of regular meditation can change parts of your brain related to emotions, learning, and memory. Even washing dishes can be good for your brain, as long as you do it mindfully.
The most important thing is to try and enjoy the time you can with your family. I know that doing storytime and painting with Leila as well as playing board games with the family have been very helpful and we have gotten a lot closer because of that.
Please staff safe, calm and love your family.
See you Wednesday everyone!
Its me. I like tech toys.