Tagged with " creativity"

Onomato-what-a? Books That Utilize Onomatopoeia

Onomato-what-a? Books That Utilize Onomatopoeia

The Sounds of Poetry This post is brought to you by your friendly neighborhood literary device, onomatopoeia. Onomato-what-a, you ask? […]

Feb 15, 2016     No Comments
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February Brings Legomania!

February Brings Legomania!

  It’s time to get those creative juices flowing. February brings Nashville Public Library’s annual LEGO® contest! This competition invites children and adults (in […]

Feb 1, 2016     No Comments
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Kingdoms of Imagination

Kingdoms of Imagination

“All you need is your imagination…”  Christopher Myers Two recent books provide a glimpse into extraordinary, imaginary worlds. In our ordinary world, where so […]

Aug 24, 2015     No Comments
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Makerspaces for Kids

Makerspaces for Kids

At the Nashville Public Library, we are investing in great makerspaces for teens through Studio NPL.  As August is National Inventor’s Month, we encourage […]

Aug 3, 2015     No Comments
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Habits of Mind: Create, Imagine and Innovate!

Habits of Mind: Create, Imagine and Innovate!

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” ~Mark Twain “What is now proved was […]

Jul 27, 2015     No Comments
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The Rules of Kindergarten

The Rules of Kindergarten

Preschool parents, springtime is upon us. Meaning that before you know it, it will be summertime, and you will be […]

May 25, 2015     No Comments
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Jerry Pinkney brings a new Aesop

Jerry Pinkney brings a new Aesop

Jerry Pinkney adds to his collection of Aesop’s Fables with a new, and richly illustrated, The Grasshopper and the Ants published […]

May 11, 2015     No Comments
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Creative Play and Literacy

Creative Play and Literacy

Here’s a reprint of a story I shared in 2012…   One recent afternoon, I listened to our three-year-old grandson talk through […]

Mar 26, 2015     No Comments
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Play and Learning

Play and Learning

In our puppet-making workshops, we sometimes provide paper bags or spoons, along with piles of colorful tissue papers, sequins, ribbons, […]

Mar 16, 2015     No Comments
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Exploding shapes!

Exploding shapes!

What happens when a square explodes?  A fountain?  A flower?  A bow tie?  The following books ask the question–what can […]

Feb 19, 2015     No Comments
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