Early Explorers

For the littlest ones

Share smiles, stories, rhymes and more at this entertaining and interactive class for infants and toddlers and their caregivers.  Ages birth to 24 months.
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Super Scholars

Formerly Preschool Storytime.

With a special emphasis on independence and a focus on longer stories, listening, and taking turns, preschoolers in this class will gain skills they need for kindergarten success. Ages 4-5.
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Footloose Friends

Footloose Friends

For ages 2 to 4 years

Sing, dance, read and explore while also building social and emotional skills. This fun and interactive class is for toddlers and preschoolers who love to move!
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Ready 2 Read

Help your preschooler get ready to read!

Sign up to receive weekly text messages with simple early literacy tips. Send “SIGNUP” to 406.204.3583 to start receiving texts.
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Kids

Upcoming Events

Due to national health concerns, ImagineIF Libraries is taking precautionary actions to prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. Effective immediately, all public services, such as early literacy classes, teen and adult programming and events, and Wired Wednesdays in Columbia Falls, are canceled.


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.

Monday-Wednesday, Friday-Sunday, 11am
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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.

Thursdays, 11am
ImagineIF Facebook: www.facebook.com/imagineiflibraries
YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/ImagineIFyoutube


ImagineIF YouTube Channel

Visit our YouTube page for online Early Literacy Classes and STEAM activities taught by your favorite librarians!

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Social Media

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

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

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.

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TumbleBook Library

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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All in-person Early Literacy Classes Suspended until further notice.

The following are recurring events for infants to children age 5.
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Early Explorers (formerly Books & Babies)

Share smiles, stories, rhymes and more at this entertaining and interactive class for infants and toddlers and their caregivers. 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. (birth to age 2)


Footloose Friends (formerly Toddler Time)

Sing, dance, read and explore while also building social and emotional skills. This fun and interactive class is for toddlers and preschoolers who love to move! Bring your sense of fun for the included messy and sensory play that helps prepare children for future learning success. Caregiver participation encouraged. (ages 2-4)


Super Scholars (formerly Preschool Storytime)

With a special emphasis on independence and a focus on longer stories, listening, and taking turns, preschoolers in this class will gain skills they need for kindergarten success. Sessions will also include fun songs, movement and basic literacy concepts, as well as math and science exploration. (ages 4-5)


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