Tag Archives: Reading

Favorite Childhood Stories – Karen Dewhirst

To celebrate National Reading Month, we’re asking some of our staff to talk about some of their favorite books growing up as a kid and the impact they made on them. This week’s entry is from Karen Dewhirst, our Museum Experience Manager – Science and Exhibits. Continue reading →

Reading for Fun!

By Jayne Griffin
Director of Education

A mom reads a book to her child.The ragged pieces of the book sat on the table for days waiting – maybe begging – to be replaced. If only those pages could talk, they would probably say, “Give me a break from all of the action. PLEASE bring in a fresh copy!”

The book in question – Kisses by Barney Saltzberg – had been a favorite of my 5-year-old grandson in his younger years and was now in his 2-year-old sisters’ top-10. Not only had the slides, flaps and pulls in the well-loved book been mangled by little fingers, but it has been a“read-it-again” book that has been cuddled a bit too close during nap times for years. Continue reading →

The Season for Reading: Why Books Make Great Gifts

Jenette DeanBy: Jenette Dean
Early Childhood Manager

Are you looking for a meaningful and thoughtful gift to give a child? Buy a book.

I love giving books to children. Each year, Continue reading →

Oklahoma Tornadoes: Helping Your Kids Cope With Bad News

Carrie FitzsimmonsBy: Carrie Fitzsimmons
Public Relations Coordinator

Parents are once again faced with talking to their children about a tragic and frightening event after the massive devastation that resulted from the Moore, Oklahoma tornadoes on May 20, 2013. With many area families remembering the April 27, 2011 tornadoes that devastated our area, events like this can be very stressful and upsetting for everyone, especially young children. So, how do you talk to your children about natural disasters?

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