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Words of fall using 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 all the different words related to fall. Have fun!     In order to help you practice, check out just a few titles from our catalog:    –Fall Harvest Fun by Martha E.H. Rustad   –Apple Harvest by Jenna Lee Gleisner   –I Love Fall by… read more >>

Marnie’s Spanish 101: The Planets – Los Planetas

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¡Hola! Welcome to the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Spanish 101 blog series! Here you will find some wonderful resources, book suggestions and activities to help you and your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it.  This week, we’re looking to the skies and learning the Planets in Spanish!  Watch a fun video… read more >>

World Helicopter Day

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Make your own helicopter to celebrate World Helicopter Day! “World Helicopter Day is an annual international celebration of the amazing engineering and essential missions of helicopters,” (from the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center).  This day falls on the 3rd Sunday of August each year; this year’s World Helicopter Day is coming up on August… read more >>

Fun With Children’s Poetry

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Have you ever just made-up words that rhyme? Chances are a poem was just created. Children have a wonderful way of putting words together that seem to go wonderfully. Poetry is a fun way to spend time together with others talking and singing about thoughts, ideas, and emotions.  A poem is a collection or arrangement of words that express… read more >>

Marnie’s Spanish 101: Sea Animals – Animales del Mar

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

Marnie’s Spanish 101: Beach Day! – ¡La Playa!

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Spanish for Kids – Español Para Niños   ¡Hola! Welcome to the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Spanish 101 blog series! Here you will find some wonderful resources, book suggestions and activities to help you and your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it.  This week, we are going to the beach! Practice saying the words on the vocabulary list, and then watch a… read more >>

Learn cooking signs using 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 various cooking signs. Have fun!       In order to help you practice, check out just a few titles from our catalog and online resources:     The Complete DIY Cookbook for Young Chefs: 100+Simple recipes for Making… read more >>