The Snow Library Children’s Room
The Snow Library is Orleans Public Library. It is located at 67 Main Street Orleans. In the winter it is open Monday, Thursday and Friday 10-5, Tuesday and Wednesday 10-8 and Saturday 10-4. Ann the children's librarian is very friendly and knowledgeable. Libraries are one of my family's go to places on Saturdays in late Fall, Winter and Early spring when outdoor activities are limited and any other time there is inclement weather so we have come to know many of them.
Since the Snow Library is the closest library to my house we frequent it the most. In addition to the great programs the Snow Library runs on Saturdays about once a month (in the past we have gone to Halloween story time, gingerbread house making, Animal adventures and in a few weeks a felt egg workshop) they have a cozy children's area for reading and playing. The books are well organized and generally easy to find with different books highlighted monthly. They also just got Wheelnuts! which are a graphic novels!
There is an array of toys to play with too. Under the window seats are bags with stuffed animal or puppet to go with the book (these can be checked out too).There is a Duplo table with two large bins of Duplos including Thomas the Train Duplos and tracks and a very large zoo set. If you have the time your child(ren) can make a very elaborate setup. A large and sturdy (bolted to the ground) puppet theater with over 30 puppets from a frog prince to an alligator is lots of fun too. In addition to the Duplo table, puppet theater, and comfy reading chairs in the fiction area there is a small table to do puzzles and games on.
In the children’s nonfiction area there is a large table for games and projects (great for the homeschoolers out there) and a smaller table that is equipped with colored pencils, crayons and lots of different activity sheet and coloring pages; my daughter's favorite part. Plus there are four kid homework computers that are usually available for use.
The best parts of the Snow Library Children’s room is the good selection of books, ample reading space and the toys. The biggest drawback is the kids area is not well separated from the rest of the library and puppets and Duplos can be noisy at times.
Which libraries do your kids enjoy?
I have made this awesome, definitely not from scratch, monkey bread a few times for birthday parties, gatherings and holidays and it has always been a huge hit! What I love especially about this recipe is that it is super easy and you can get up early, throw it on and it will be done by the time you are ready to eat! This is a staple in our house every year on Christmas morning or on snow days!
Please note that because everyone's crock pot is different, you will need to monitor it the first time towards the end to ensure you don't overcook the edges. By uses a spoon starting at 30 minutes prior to being done, you can separate the dough from the edges to ease any burning that may occur.
A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for this event for the Cape Cod Moms audience. Ticket registration will end on or before Friday, February 26th or when tickets sell out and will be available to to general public beginning Friday the 26th.
Calmer Choice, in partnership with Cape Cod Academy, is pleased to present renowned Speaker Janell Burley Hofmann, Author of “iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know about Selfies, Sexting, Gaming and Growing.”
Come engage in the cultural conversation around the impact of technology in our personal, professional and social lives. From Tweens with new devices, to Families creating boundaries around Digital Citizenship – to Educators, Law Enforcement and other Professionals who are trying to implement new models and create continued balance for the community in this ever-changing era.
Register Here for Complimentary Tickets for Cape Cod Moms
I’m a Hungry Dinosaur Review
I’m a Hungry Dinosaur by Janeen Brian and illustrated by Ann James is a fun loving book for 2-5 year olds. The rhyming playful text pulls the reader in and the addition of bold colorful words “SHAKE, STIR, MIX, BAKE…. This little dinosaur just loves cake” makes young children chant along. The illustrations are intriguing too Ann James made the pictures using magic pencil, chocolate icing, sprinkles, flour, cocoa and watercolors. My kids (3 and 5) love listening to the book and chanting along again and again. Plus the pages are a thinker laminated paper with rounded corners perfect for younger children’s hands.
Activities to do with the book:
Before reading: look at the covers of book with the child ask them what they see and what do they think the book is about.
As you read: talk and ask the child about the pictures, what might happen next and encourage them to read or chant along.
After reading the book: ask the child about the book and what their favorite part was.
Follow up activities:
*Reread the book and encourage more chanting and reading along
*Bake a cake together let the child help measure the ingredients
*Talk about the rhyming words in the book and create a list of more rhyming words
*Finger paint with chocolate pudding
* If your child enjoyed this book checkout I’m a Dirty Dinosaur
Join Adviser Tracy Lamperti and fellow Cape Cod Mom, Alex Roberts, owner of Dot to Dot Art Workshop on
Bringing Essential Oils into the Lives of Our Children
Friday, March 4, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Dot to Dot Art Workshop
2 Harold St, Unit E, Harwich Port, Massachusetts 02646
Cost: $5 (to cover kit cost)
Basic information will be provided about Young Living's top 10 oils provided through the Premium Starter Kit, followed by making and taking a rollerball recipe to use with your child.
Cape Kids' Treasures Children's Consignment Sale Spring Event:
Saturday and Sunday, March 12 & 13, 2016
Saturday, 8am - 6 pm
Sunday, 10 am - 2pm
Half-price Sale (select items), Saturday from 3-6 pm and Sunday from 10am -2pm
**NEW LOCATION**- Previously held at the Greek Church in Centerville, this is our 2nd Sale at a NEW LOCATION: 770 Main Street, Osterville, MA 02655 (behind Wimpy's Restaurant)
It is a unique, highly-organized event that brings together buyers/sellers in one place for greater exposure of your items and a large selection for shoppers. Make money on your children's outgrown items, while shopping for needed items at a fraction of the retail cost.
Over 25,000 items will be available! You will find:
*New and gently used baby & kid's clothing (sizes newborn-children's 16), including Easter outfits and swimsuits
*Shoes and accessories
*Toys, games, puzzles, books, etc.
*Nursery decor, furniture and so much more!
CONSIGNORS WANTED- Start cleaning out your closets and Earn up to 75% of your sales! For information and to Register, visit our website at http://www.capekidstreasures.com/.
FIRST TIME, NEW MOMS- Register to attend a special pre-sale event! See our website for details: http://www.capekidstreasures.com/shop-newmoms.html
We accept CREDIT CARDS (Mastercard and Visa) in addition to cash and checks!!
For more information and to sign up for our mailing list, please visit our website at http://www.capekidstreasures.com/.
Visit our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/Cape Kids' Treasures and "Like" us for info and to win prizes to our Sale.
You won't want to miss this SALE!!
Tasty Tuesday Banana Bread
I am always in search of tasty and somewhat healthy recipes to help incorporate into our daily meals. This banana bread that we made using healthier options really hit the mark for us! We hope you enjoy!
Marcus the Magician Performs for the Whole Family
Presented by Cultural Center of Cape Cod at Cultural Center of Cape Cod
FEB 18 4-5PM
At Cultural Center of Cape Cod at Cultural Center of Cape Cod
An outstanding magic show for kids of all ages ... and adults, too!
For a magic show that will have you believing the impossible, come to the Cultural Center of Cape Cod where Marcus the Magician from The Magicompany will present a high-energy, comedy magic show geared for ages 3-15 years and adults featuring music, live doves, and a chance for kids to take part and meet the amazing “Abracadabra the Magic Rabbit.” Marcus has made magic for over 35 years and is a member of The International Society of Magicians, The Society of American Magicians, and View more
$10 for Adults; $5 for kids 18 and under
Poems in Praise of Dizzy Days
Kooky Crumbs by J. Patrick Lewis illustrated by Mary Uhles is a silly book of poems for all ages. The style and length of these goofy poems vary page to page but all are about obscure holidays across the year. Whether it is Potato day or Vinegar day being celebrated there is plenty of fun to go around. What other crazy holidays can you find and write a poem about?
Here is a list of all the days in the book and an activity suggestion for each!
Funny Holiday dates for 2016
Hat Day 1/15
Activity: make a fun hat
Weatherperson’s Day 2/5
Activity: write your own weather forecast
Inventors' Day 2/11
Activity: make your own invention
Telecommunications Day 5/17
Activity: explore the history of ways to communicate to others far away
Pancake Day 2/9
Activity: have a pancake party
Cereal Day 3/7
Activity: make cereal necklaces
Math Day 10/14
Activity: make your own math challenges up and read This is not a Math Book
Telephone Day 4/25
Activity: call someone who you don’t usually call
Zipper Day 4/29
Activity: make a list of all the things zippers are used for
Change a Light Day 10/4
Activity: design your own lamp
Make a Dream Day 1/13
Activity: talk about or make a list of your dreams
Sunscreen Day 5/27
Activity: Summer is coming design your own sunscreen Ad
Pencil Day 3/30
Activity: decorate pencils
Ride the Wind Day 8/23
Activity: make kites
UFO Day 7/2
Activity: write an UFO story
Smoke and Mirrors Day 3/29
Activity: be silly and read I’m a Dirty Dinosaur
Hot Dog Day 7/23
Activity: make hot dogs for dinner
Look Alike Day 4/20
Activity: dress up like each other
Happiness Happens Day 8/8
Activity: do something special for a friend or family member
Potato Day 8/19
Activity: go to the store and look at all the different potatoes then choose some for dinner
Hug A Greeting Card Writer Day 9/18
Activity: make your own greeting cards and read Cuddle Bear
DNA Day 4/25
Activity: talk about DNA
Vegetarian Day 10/1
Activity: prepare a vegetarian meal
Older Person Day 10/1
Activity: read Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
Card Playing Day 12/28
Activity: play a card game
Vinegar Day 11/1
Activity: make an explosion with vinegar and baking soda
Toilet Day 11/19
Activity: research toilets from around the world
Epitaph Day 11/2
Activity: write your own Epitaph
Sportsmanship Day 3/1
Activity: read Billie B., The Soccer Star or Hey Jack! The Winning Goal
Join us for our second speaker in our winter Speaker Series.
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cape Cod Academy
50 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Osterville, Massachusetts 02655
John Cumbler, Ph.D. was a distinguished professor of economic and environmental history at the University of Louisville. Today he resides in Wellfleet, MA. He is the author of several books, most recently Cape Cod: An Environmental History of a Fragile Ecosystem. Tonight...
- Learn what the Cape has been and what the Cape might become .
- Learn the ways in which resource usage and geography shaped the Cape’s past and may shape its future
-Learn how the Cape became the tourist destination it is today
-Learn how the Cape community has the opportunity to be a model for a sustainable future
Cape Cod Moms