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Cultural Competence in the Digital Realm: #WeNeedDiverseApps!

At the recent ALA Annual in Las Vegas, I was part of a panel named “Whet Your Appetite: Rapid Reviews of Apps for Children from Preschool to Tweens” along with Paige Bentley-Flannery, Cen Campbell, and Claire Moore. Our session provided … Continue reading

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Creating a Welcoming Environment for Kids with Sensory Issues

How does your library  welcome children with special needs?   Have you thought about offering sensory storytimes for children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing issues? Can technology help librarians serve this population better?  Amy Price, Librarian at Oakstone … Continue reading

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Using Apps in Programs for Older Kids

Over the past year, I’ve been experimenting with using apps in programs for kids in grades K-5, with great success! Sometimes I plan a program entirely around an app (like using LongExpo to do light painting and Stop Motion Studio … Continue reading

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Making without a Makerspace

What?! Makerspaces again?! No, not really. Though makerspaces in libraries has been a seemingly ubiquitous topic of conversation and debate the past several years, building one at your library is for another post on another day. Still, you’ve probably heard … Continue reading

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The Very Best App For Young Children…

…is one that supports the development of a relationship with another human being. While there is a lot of talk about book apps and apps that allow children to create their own content and apps to be used in storytime, … Continue reading

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Exploring Tech With Kids

One of the best parts of my job as a Children’s Programming Librarian is getting to explore technology with the kids in the form of a library program. They learn (and so do I), they have a positive experience with … Continue reading

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Duplos in the Library

Our weekly Young Engineers club has been using Lego Duplo Simple Machines kits this past fall. Our first through third grade children, 36 one day and 41 the other day, have been working through the 8 different projects that are … Continue reading

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Using Diigo

I really enjoyed writing for the ALSC blog about how I use Evernote for my storytime archive and thought it would be fun to share another online tool I make heavy use of, and see what your experience has been. … Continue reading

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