Beginning next week, the Columbus Children’s Theater will post full performances of some of their touring shows, available for free on their website. The first show is The Three Little Pigs. More shows will be added on a regular basis, too. Check it out here!
Study guides are also available here for the posted shows, as well as for shows from the past few years.
The mission of the Columbus Children’s Theater (CCT) is “transforming families through the power of the stage. Through our programs, we foster self-esteem and self-discovery by emphasizing discipline, integrity, team-building, and communication skills in a positive and creative environment. We promote access to theatre arts for families who do not have regular opportunities to appreciate theatre in their lives because of either economic, cultural, or other barriers.”
In this ever-changing, fast-paced information age, no student is too young to learn about fair use and copyright issues.
Everyone is a copyright user, to some extent, and everyone is a copyright owner, even children. The youngest students in kindergarten, up through the oldest in high school, can learn about what a copyright is, why it is important, and how to use copyrighted material correctly.
The Library of Congress has written all about copyright for kids here:
NASA Glenn Research Center is celebrating 80 years! Located in Cleveland, the Glenn Research Center “designs and develops innovative technology to advance NASA’s missions in aeronautics and space exploration. It has world-class facilities including wind tunnels, drop towers, vacuum chambers, and a research aircraft hangar.”
To honor the Center’s 80 years, students in grades 4 – 12 are invited to join the celebration by learning about NASA Glenn’s missions and people, and then writing an essay explaining how they are inspired or how new space discoveries may change our lives in the future.
See the NASA Glenn site here for important dates and details!
Here are some other fun and informative NASA sites for kids and families:
Inauguration Day has arrived! In celebration, we have created a list of a dozen kid-friendly, fun, and educational resources all about the presidency and the United States government. You will find resources for children of all ages, from pre-Kindergarten through grade 12.
Here is a link to check out some of our library’s children’s books and materials about the US presidency and presidents.
Here is a link to check out some of our library’s children’s books and materials about the US government.
If you would like help finding further information or books about Inauguration Day, the United States government, or any topic for kids and teens, please call our Children’s Library at 330.653.6658, ext 1020. We look forward to hearing from you!
Check out our brand-new education resources website for students, teachers, and parents here!
This new online resource has loads of helpful websites and information, divided into age groups for birth-Pre-K, grades K-5, and middle & high school. Links include a variety of academic subjects, educational resources, literacy information, and learning-based game sites.
Also on this site, you will find:
Library links, including information on at-home library use and STEM kits
Local links for Hudson, Ohio
Featured resources, which include main sites such as tutor.com
Parents and teachers may also access our material request form. Here, you may request materials of all types and subjects, either specific titles or general topics. Our children’s librarians then will select books and materials based on your list and contact you for curbside or drive-through pickup.
For easy reference, this blog also has a link to the education resources site at the top of each page on the toolbar.
Magician Mark Wood’s “Magical Fairy Tales” show is here! The video will be available to the Hudson Library for a couple of weeks. View it as many times as you like and share the link with friends and family who would enjoy it, too!
Whether children are getting ready to head back to school or to just go out more often in public, reminders about the coronavirus, how to stay safe, and how to express your emotions about it are very relevant.
The ever-changing, fluid nature of the coronavirus is challenging, and the life that we live right now is likely very different than what a child – or anyone – feels comfortable with.
While we have no books in print at this time that deal directly with the virus and its impact specifically, we have found many free coronavirus-related online children’s ebooks that are readily viewable, and some are even printable.
Here are stories to consider sharing with your child. Some are fiction, and others are nonfiction. Most are geared for preschool and elementary-aged children:
With the school year fast approaching, and mandated masks a new way of life, parents are faced with the challenge of teaching their children how and when to wear a mask, and helping to make them feel comfortable and safe, as well. Learning about masks and practicing with them now will make it easier for your child to transition to wearing one at school.
A few basic strategies include finding a mask that your child wants to wear (maybe with a favorite character, print, or color), wearing your own mask comfortably and confidently while you’re around your child, and having your child get used to wearing a mask in your home while doing familiar or fun activities.
We hope that those resources will help you find some tips and ideas that work for your family.
When you are ready for your child to practice wearing a mask outside your home and to interact with others, consider a trip to the Hudson Library to choose a few books and chat with our friendly mask-wearing librarians!
As the school year winds down, parents and caregivers may be looking for resources to keep the kids engaged and learning throughout the summer, so that they beat the summer slide and are ready for classes in the Fall.
But since fun is the name of the game in the summer, will kids really want to feel like they’re still in school? Well, probably they will not, but never fear, because there are some great sites that are not only educational, but lots of fun, too!
Here is a list of ten free learning websites, with games and lots of entertaining and educational content for kids in the summer and all through the year. Check them out!