Saturday, April 11th is International TableTop Day!
A single day where the whole world is brought together in a common purpose of spending time together and having fun. We love the sound of that! To celebrate, London is throwing a city wide gaming party - the London Game Crawl - and the Central Library will be one of the awesome locations
Spending time with family this long weekend? Crafting is a great way to learn, explore and have fun together. Here are some books that are full of fun project ideas.
When the snow melts there will be sticks to play with! The spring melt will come and when it does there will be streams of water up and down our streets. There’s nothing like finding a stick and floating it along. Even better is making it a race, like Winnie the Pooh’s Poohsticks game.
Read all about it in Chapter Six of The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne.
Find more things to make or do with a stick in The Stick Book by Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks.
"Now one day Pooh and Piglet and Rabbit and Roo were all playing Poohsticks together. They had dropped their sticks in when Rabbit said "Go!"..."I expect my stick's stuck," said Roo. "Rabbit, my stick's stuck. Is your stick stuck, Piglet?" "They always take longer than you think," said Rabbit."
(excerpt from The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne).
Experts are telling us that WORDS are one of the most important things that we can share with our children.
Talking, rhyming, singing and playing with words will give your child a head start in life. Sharing 2000 words per hour means more success for your child in the future. Your children will be more confident and resilient, they will stand up for what they believe in, and know the difference between right and wrong and will have a greater chance of success in whatever they strive for. So, where to start? It’s easier than you think!
Here at the library, we think reading should be fun! Here are a few fun books that will have you tapping, shaking and laughing along:
You are never too old to be read to! Reading aloud is a wonderful way to turn reading into a shared experience.
The perfect indoor activity on a cold, cold day - build a blanket fort! Why not read The Fort That Jack Built when you get inside? Pillows, a blanket and clothespegs and twine and more books to read -- no need to whine about the snow or having no place to go. A flashlight will help make the books easier to see. Bring a few stuffed animals in and some toy dishes for a tea party! So much fun!
Rats laugh when tickled; cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them; some worms in Australia are over four feet (1.2 m) long; and a bunch of bananas is called a hand.
Ripley's believe it or not! kids. 3 : fun facts & silly stories is filled with little known and hard to believe facts and truths.