Monona Library Children & Families

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OFFLINE AND ONLINE THINGS TO DO WITH CHILDREN: Click here.
MONONA PUBLIC LIBRARY YOUTUBE PAGE WITH S.T.R.E.A.M. ACTIVITIES!  Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, Math. Click here.

STEAM Train Drawing by Ava

STORYTIMES
Please check the Calendar of Events for dates and times and the venue we will use.
Zoom VideoConferencing
Facebook Live 
Kids Facebook Group
Storytime at Home 
Storytime Outlines 

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Read the Kids Naturally Newsletter
Deborah Proctor, Wisconsin Master Naturalist, shares tips and ideas on how to unplug your children and grandchildren and get them into the great outdoors where they can learn naturally.  Newsletters for 2021 and 2020

LET'S EXPLORE..... The Family Fun Night event is held the first Monday of the month online. Please check the Calendar of Events for details. Online with Zoom and livestreamed to Facebook Live.  Karen Wendt along with Wisconsin Master Naturalist, Deborah Proctor and various guest presenters will entertain families with children's books and activities about nature and wildlife on the first Monday of the month. Get your PJs on, curl up on the couch, and join us online! 

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

THINGS TO DO

Offline & Online Things To Do at Home with Children (includes how to talk about race and racism, books online, craft ideas, tours, etc): Link to resources.

TAKE & MAKE KITS: CRAFT CAMP
This is a creative project meant to open up your imagination!  Click here for instructions. Share your Art! Email a picture of your creation to youth@mononalibrary.org

HELPFUL TOOL FOR PARENTS

The first five years of life can set the stage for success in school and later in life. It is important to ensure that every child is supported during this critical time of development.

4-C, in collaboration with United Way of Dane County, is happy to offer you a unique opportunity to learn more about your child’s development. Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) Click here.

Early Literacy Skills


What can you do to help your child build literacy skills? Click here for resources and a literacy tip of the month.

TIPS FOR RAISING A READER!


Reading Rockets
Reach Out and Read
Scholastic

EARLY LITERACY
1000 Books Before Kindergarten 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program which encourages parents and caregivers to provide positive, nurturing early experiences by daily reading aloud to their children ages birth to five.



EARLY LEARNING 


The AWE Early Literacy Station is a dynamic computer for children ages 2-8; programs can be played in Spanish & English.
Reading is Important
This video is a celebration of reading, and emphasizes the importance of helping children develop early literacy skills.
  
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