Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Lorax Movie

Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss! On March 2, Dr. Seuss's birthday, The Lorax movie, based on the book by Dr. Seuss will be opening in theaters. While the movie is a bit different from the original book, including new characters and a different story line, the basic theme remains the same - everyone must choose wisely when using our Earth's natural resources.

In the movie, Ted learns from Audrey that there were once trees growing everywhere and she wishes that she could see one. Ted sets off into the desolate area outside of their plastic town to find a tree and meets a secretive being who tells the story of how the trees disappeared. Voiced by Zac Efron and Taylor Swift, many children will be flocking to this movie. Click here to watch the official movie trailer!

I can't wait to hear what you think about the movie - and which did you like better, the traditional book or the new animated movie? Looking for the original book or another Dr. Seuss classic? Click here to find your favorite!

Happy reading, and viewing :)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Stuck Inside Again?

The end of winter is close, but it is not yet spring. While the wet and cold weather does not inspire outside play, it can inspire indoor fun! Visit the library to pick up some great ideas for inside activities. Try one of these ideas to bring a little sun to your February days!

Recycle some of your everyday items and let your child make a bright and cheery craft. Along with recycling tips there are 21 crafts to choose from. Great for a play date or just some one on one time there are directions for creating pins, puppets, frames and magnets. Take your pick! Click here for Earth Friendly Crafts.

Tea Party anyone? Parties aren't just for birthdays, they work well on gray February days as well. The Tea Party Book or Come to Tea will give you great ideas, games and recipes for throwing a tea party of your own. Have your children dress in their finest and invite a few friends over. Read Miss Spider's Tea Party or The Three Princesses before serving the grape jelly on crackers!

Sometimes you just want to move it, move it! The library is full of great music to share with your family. Did you know we have lots of Kidz Bop, Radio Disney and Raffi music on CD that are available for you to borrow? Besides movement activity music we also have lullabies, movie and TV soundtracks as well as sing-a-longs.

Visit the library and find some great ideas to bring some fun to your day!