Posts Tagged ‘Games’

Game On! Celebrate National Chess Day, October 8

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Did you know that this Saturday, October 8, is National Chess Day?

Do you have a chess nut in your family or have you always wanted to learn to play? There is no better time than now! We offer lots of great books about how to play, demonstration videos and even computer software tutorials.

Looking for even more practice and free online matches, you can find all of that and more for free at www.chess.com.

Once you know then basic moves, we invite you to come play at the library! We offer open chess club that is for anyone ages 6 and up!   Game on!

It’s All Fun & Games…

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Looking to keep your kids entertained this summer? Try out the games in these books!

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Need to get out of the house? Check out the games in our new Kids’ Lab and our new Early Literacy computers!

Just looking for a list of free games online? Check out these suggested sites.

Become a Star!

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The PomPom peeps have starred in their own movie, and you can too! Learn how at our Starring You! Movie Maker event.

In the meantime, check out these behind-the-scenes books on movie making.

Want to join the Summer Reading Program? Simply stop in or go online beginning June 11th. Read books, win prizes, and be creative!

Puzzled?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Did you know that you can check out puzzles for your little one?

Solving puzzles is a great way for kids to develop hand-eye coordination, problem-solving skills, motor skills and early literacy skills. But most importantly, they’re fun!

Reserve it!

Check out our complete list of puzzles available for checkout, or stop in the library’s Picture Book room during your next visit.

Play like Tarzan!

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Recite a Gorilla poem.

I am big, dark and hairy and the thing that I like to do best –
Is to look all ferocious and scary, while pounding my giant big chest!
What am I?

Tell a Gorilla joke.

Knock, knock. / Gorilla / Gorilla me a hamburger, I’m hungry!
Knock, knock. / Police / Police stop telling me knock-knock jokes!

Do the Tarzan’s Thymus Tap breathing exercise:  (p. 36)

Start in mountain and jump feet apart.
Make two fists, take a deep breath in and pound your chest.
Howl, yowl & yodel.
Repeat.

Do the Untying the Knots warm-up exercise.  (p. 44)

Squeeze your hands into fists, and your feet up tight.
Scrunch up your neck, back and shoulders.
Now loosen up each part, one at a time.
Then, shake your whole body like jelly!
Shake all over to get nicely and loose and jiggly.
Now, reach down to the floor in a forward bend.
Take a deep breath in, then blow all your air back out.
Take another deep breath in and sway side to side while blowing all your air back out.

Sing Just Like the Monkeys ♫ from Amazing Adventures of Kid Astro by Ralph Covert.

Reserve It!

Play the following Gorilla games.

What kind of ways do gorillas move? (jump, scratch, eat bugs, pound chest, etc.)
Play big gorilla, little gorilla mirror game.
Find a partner, one of you is the big gorilla and the other is the little gorilla.
If you are the little gorilla, copy everything the big gorilla does.  Switch roles and repeat.

Then join us next time for Yoga Tales! Check our Events calendar for upcoming sessions.

(Performed on April 30th, 2009 by Miss Mandie.)