Back-to-School: Parents’ Edition

Back-to-school to-do list. Contents read: enrollment, buy supplies, haircut?, new shoes, adjust bedtime!!, clean off desk, e-mail teacher

It’s almost time for our kids to go back to school!  At our house, we’ve been labeling school supplies and discussing lunch ideas, as well as working our way back to an earlier bedtime.  We’re excited for the new school year.  Check out the ideas below on how your library can help your family have an awesome school year.

Homework Center

Teens receiving homework help

The Oveson-Campbell Homework Center is a place for kids of all ages to get help on their homework assignments by trained professionals.  From Addition to Algebra, our Homework Coaches can help with daily assignments, projects, and papers.  Computers are reserved, printing school assignments is free, and reference resources and supplies are close at hand.

The Homework Center is open

  • Monday-Thursday, 4-8 pm
  • Sunday, 2-6 pm

Parenting Neighborhood

Did I mention that we’re working on an earlier bedtime for the school year?  We all know that our kids do better in school when they’re getting enough sleep, eating well, and getting consistent limits.  But those things are all easier said than done!  Fortunately, we have a parenting collection with advice from trusted experts on all that important stuff that helps us succeed in nurturing our kids so they can not only do well in school, but also grow into kind, caring adults.

On Discipline and Development

Open “1-2-3 magic : effective discipline for children 2 …” in catalog 1-2-3 magic : effective discipline for children 2 … Open “The 7 secrets of successful parents” in catalog The 7 secrets of successful parents Open “The A to Z guide to raising happy, confident kids” in catalog The A to Z guide to raising happy, confident kids Open “The anger habit in parenting : a new approach to u…” in catalog The anger habit in parenting : a new approach to u… Open “ "Because I said so!" : family squabbles & how to h… Open “Between parent and child : the bestselling classic…” in catalog Between parent and child : the bestselling classic…
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On School and Learning

Open “365 after-school activities you can do with your c…” in catalog 365 after-school activities you can do with your c… Open “Bullies & victims : helping your child survive the…” in catalog Bullies & victims : helping your child survive the… Open “The bully, the bullied, and the bystander : from p…” in catalog The bully, the bullied, and the bystander : from p… Open “The busy mom's book of preschool activities” in catalog The busy mom's book of preschool activities Open “A busy Mom's guide : 100 easy ways to get your kid…” in catalog A busy Mom's guide : 100 easy ways to get your kid… Open “Carschooling : over 350 entertaining games & activ…” in catalog Carschooling : over 350 entertaining games & activ…
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On Sleep and Nutrition

Open “Child of mine : feeding with love and good sense” in catalog Child of mine : feeding with love and good sense Open “Getting to dry : how to help your child overcome b…” in catalog Getting to dry : how to help your child overcome b… Open “Good night, sweet dreams, I love you : now get int…” in catalog Good night, sweet dreams, I love you : now get int… Open “Indigo dreams” in catalog Indigo dreams Open “Is my child overtired? : the sleep solution for ra…” in catalog Is my child overtired? : the sleep solution for ra… Open “Just two more bites! : helping picky eaters say ye…” in catalog Just two more bites! : helping picky eaters say ye…
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Online Resources

Add the Kids homepage to your toolbar to easily find links to all sorts of free learning resources that can help you make screen time into learning time.  A few favorites are highlighted below:

MuzzyMuzzy is a kids language learning program with courses in Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and more!

 

tumblebooksTumblebooks is an online library of ebooks.  Your child can read independently or listen to a reader and follow along.

 

PBS KidsPBS Kids has online games for kids of all ages on topics from spelling to engineering.

Storyline Online features professional actors reading aloud their favorite storybooks.

Homeschooling

We hope we’re already your first stop to find reading materials for your children.  Did you know you can have holds sent to the bookmobiles and smartlockers ™?  Read on to learn a few more ways your library can help:

  • Check out the Teacher Resources collection to find lesson ideas, curriculum guides, and reproducibles to use with your children.

Teaching Resources

Open “1-2-3 magic for teachers” in catalog 1-2-3 magic for teachers Open “20 fun-filled games that build early reading skill…” in catalog 20 fun-filled games that build early reading skill… Open “30 fun ways to learn about counting” in catalog 30 fun ways to learn about counting Open “30 fun ways to learn about writing” in catalog 30 fun ways to learn about writing Open “30 fun ways to learn with clay and squishy stuff” in catalog 30 fun ways to learn with clay and squishy stuff Open “50 great make-it, take-it projects” in catalog 50 great make-it, take-it projects
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  • kansas-library-cardStop by your library’s Customer Service desk and request a Kansas Library eCard to get access to even more databases and ebooks!

 

  • Want to learn more about the inner workings of your library?  Call 785.580.4565 to schedule a tour for your family or group.

 

Natalie Moreland

Natalie works in the Kids Library and has a background in teaching. She delights in spreading bookjoy to people of all ages. She also takes interest in cycling, creating art, social justice, raising small livestock, and making music.