New Fall Programs for Kids
ImagineIF Libraries is excited to unveil new educational programming for kids and teens. Due to COVID-19, in-person programs are on pause, but ImagineIF’s Youth Services team still provides hands-on learning for young people. See kids’ programming below (view Teen programs here):
Takeout Storytime (ages 2-5) – Dinosaur
Parents and caregivers can pick up a Takeout Storytime kit designed especially for toddlers and preschoolers containing everything needed to replicate an ImagineIF Early Literacy Class at home. Songs? Check. STEAM exploration? Check. Sensory play and child development tips? Double check. Pair these kits with ImagineIF’s Personal Shopper service and families and caregivers are set! While supplies last.
Mini (Elementary-aged) – Sundials
Explore science, culture, and art through ImagineIF’s Mini take-home activities especially for elementary schoolers. This fall ImagineIF investigates the idea of FOLK. Parents and Caregivers can pick up a kit and begin their adventure at any ImagineIF location. While supplies last.
Do you have questions about how the United States works? How do we choose who gets to be president? What in the world is SCOTUS and why do people keep talking about it? How can you make your voice be heard? Find out by taking the online challenge!
Complete at least 3 activities from our challenge to earn a badge. Earn at least one badge to receive an ImagineIF tote!
ONLINE RESOURCES FOR KIDS
Virtual Early Literacy Classes & STEAM Activities
Join your favorite library staff for stories, songs, art projects, and science you can do at home. Whether you’re tapping your foot or whipping up a batch of slime, these videos are sure to bust that social isolation blues and equip caregivers with the tools to help their child learn. The target age varies day-to-day, with content of interest to toddlers, tweens, and everyone in between.
Virtual Early Explorers
Share smiles, stories, rhymes and more at this entertaining and interactive class for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers- now online! Rhythm and repetition form a foundation for learning by strengthening language connections in the brain. Participants will also learn fun techniques for using books, songs, and rhymes at home. Especially for children from birth to age 2.
ImagineIF YouTube Channel
Visit our YouTube page for online Early Literacy Classes and STEAM activities taught by your favorite librarians!
Families are encouraged to stay tuned to ImagineIF’s Facebook and Instagram pages for online early literacy and youth programming. Our children’s librarians will offer play, art, sensory and STEAM ideas for families to do at home. Stay tuned for special online editions of storytimes with your favorite ImagineIF librarians!
Creativebug.com has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Get unlimited access by creating an account today! Just enter your library card number and email address.
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TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.
Animated, talking picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love. Use your library card to log in.
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