The Library Adventure’s Quick Guide to Literary Genres

The Library Adventure's Quick Guide to Literary Genres

The most popular way to categorize literature is by genre. Today’s post is a crash course in understanding genres and in recognizing the category to which a given book belongs. As books in each genre are published for both adults and children, each definition below is accompanied by several examples at a variety of levels. […]

Using Picture Books to Prepare for a Family Trip

Using Picture Books to Prepare for a Family Trip - tips for kids with special needs and typical-developing children {LibraryAdventure.com}

Many kids with special needs thrive on a routine. (And, really, so do many typical-developing kids…and adults!) When the routine needs to change for a family trip, it can help drastically to prepare in various ways. Of course, picture books can help with that! When we go on a planned family trip, I usually gather […]

Learning Activities for Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard

Learning Activities for Look Up Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard {a Poppins Book Nook post at LibraryAdventure.com}

Young kids love to get outdoors and explore. They run, play, learn, and enjoy all through exploration. Adults might take certain aspects of nature for granted, whereas young kids view them with great awe and wonder. As parents, teachers, and librarians, we can grab that natural awe and help it blossom into fruitful knowledge and gratitude […]

52 Science-Themed Literacy Activities for Kids {with Printable Deck of Cards}

52 Science-Themed Literacy Activities for Kids on LibraryAdventure.com

This summer, libraries across the country are celebrating science with the 2014 Collaborative Summer Library Program’s, Fizz, Boom, Read! Today, I’m sharing a printable deck of cards featuring 52 different science-themed literacy activities that will go along with this theme. Read the list of activities, then scroll down to view and print the cards for […]

Using Picture Books to Accompany Developmental Therapy

Using Picture Books to Accompany Developmental Therapy {LibraryAdventure.com}

If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, you might be used to the many benefits of therapies like occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, hippotherapy, group developmental therapy, and more. A good therapist will also give you various strategies and activities to use at home to further your child’s practice. My son […]