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Marnie’s Spanish 101: Exercise!

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Spanish for Kids – Español Para Niños ¡Hola y Bienvenidos! Welcome to the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Spanish 101 blog series for kids! Here you’ll find some wonderful resources, book suggestions and activities to help your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it!    If your New Year’s Resolutions include getting your family fit and learning… read more >>

Hibernation for Kids

Bear in hibernation

As the cold weather settles in, many animals will hibernate for the winter. Children begin to ask many questions about where the animals are and wonder why they do not see them. Here are some fun ways to incorporate hibernation and learning into these fun rhymes that will surely get early learners up and moving!… read more >>

Learn your fruits and veggies in American Sign Language with Miss Jenni

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Have you always wanted to learn American Sign Language, or ASL? Here is your chance! Watch the following video on how to sign your fruits and vegetables.   In order to help you practice, check out the following titles from our catalog and online resources:   –Fruits in Suits by Jared Chapman  –The Fruits We Eat by Gail Gibbons  –Fruits We… read more >>

Marnie’s Spanish 101: Feliz Ano Nuevo!

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Spanish for Kids – Español Para Niños   ¡Hola y Bienvenidos! Welcome to the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Spanish 101 blog series for kids! Here you’ll find some wonderful resources, book suggestions and activities and to help your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it!    In this week’s blog, we’re celebrating the New… read more >>

Let it Snow!

Let it snow writing on fresh snow

Children are always looking for ways to enjoy the snow in the winter. Learning about snow is a wonderful way in incorporate STEAM into story times. The following two rhymes can be used to reinforce a snow story or a snow experience a child may encounter over time. Using your hands to tell a story is a clever way to show children how to incorporate numbers and singing into… read more >>

Marnie’s Spanish 101: Christmas Words

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¡Hola y Bienvenidos! Welcome to the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Spanish 101 blog series for kids! Here you’ll find some wonderful resources, book suggestions and activities and to help your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it! In this week’s blog, let’s learn some commonly used words at Christmas… read more >>

Holidays Around the World in ASL with Miss Jenni

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“Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!”, “Feliz Navidad!” (Merry Christmas in Spanish), “Hanukkah Sameach!” (Happy Hanukkah), “Ramadan Mubarak!” (Happy Ramadan), or “Subh Diwali” (Happy Diwali). Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Diwali, and Kwanzaa are just a few of the holidays celebrated around the world. Come and learn these holidays in American Sign Language. Just in time for the holiday season.     Click here for a… read more >>

Marnie’s Spanish 101: Community Helpers

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Spanish for Kids – Español Para Niños ¡Hola y Bienvenidos! Welcome to the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Spanish 101 blog series for kids! Here you’ll find some wonderful resources, book suggestions and activities to help your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it! This week, we’re going to learn… read more >>