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School Holiday Specials |Paper Craft | Yoga for Kids | Science Exploration | High-intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Workout for Kids

School Holiday Specials

Drawing is a fun activity to do when we have to stay in.✏️ Let your children expand on their artistic abilities with our librarian, Angela, who will be showing us how we can create a nice drawing in 4 easy steps.🎨

Do your children like creating their own inventions just like Leonardo Da Vinci? Join our librarian Faye, as she shows us Leonardo’s many amazing inventions and teaches us how to make one of them!

School’s out, fun’s in! Build your very own paper roller coaster 🎢 with Nurul Ghali.

High-intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Workout for Kids

Get the whole family moving with this 8-minute HIIT workout. Have fun sweating it out!

You’ll need:

  • Comfortable clothes and footwear

Try this out and tag us at @publiclibrarysg with #librarysg

Source: Super fun KID’S Workout! 8-Minute HIIT fitness class for kids. Let’s Kid Fit GO!  (2 Apr 2020)

Be curious!

Read these eBooks to motivate your children to stay active and healthy.


Oh, the Things You Can Do That Are Good for You
by Tish Rabe
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books

The Cat in the Hat teaches young readers the basics of healthy living including the importance of eating right, staying active, getting enough sleep, handwashing and even the best way to sneeze when you don’t have a tissue handy! Containing simple, fun suggestions for children to increase their activity throughout the day, this is a book that supports healthy bodies AND healthy minds!

This eBook is available on Overdrive at: https://nlb.overdrive.com/media/4704987


My Weird School Fast Facts: Sports
by Dan Gutman
Publisher: HarperCollins

Whether you’re a kid who wants to know more about sports or just someone who is curious why Major League Baseball umpires have to wear black underwear, this is the book for you!

This eBook is available on OverDrive at: https://nlb.overdrive.com/media/2405086

Tip for parents:

When outdoor play isn’t an option, make screen time an active time through dance videos and interactive video games.

Source:
https://www.eatright.org/fitness/exercise/family-activities/easy-ways-to-encourage-your-kids-to-get-active (April 2020)

All websites were last accessed on 25 May 2020

The book covers and synopses are the copyright of the respective publishing companies.

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Science Exploration

Sink or float? Get creative in exploring the concept of density and find out!

You’ll need:

  • Tall container
  • Syrup
  • Water
  • Cooking Oil
  • Food colouring (optional)
  • Random objects from around the house

Try this out and tag us at @publiclibrarysg with #librarysg

Source: Sink or Float Density Tower Science Experiments for Kids!!! (September 2019)

Be curious!

Read these eBooks for more fun experiments to make science come alive at home.


Snackable Science Experiments (60 Edible Tests to Try and Taste)
by Emma Vanstone
Publisher: Page Street Publishing

Each experiment uses edible ingredients to reveal the properties of the foods we eat every day. Using the acid in vinegar to dissolve egg shells, baking soda to make The Best Fizzy Lemonade or boiling water to make Ice Cubes in a Flash, each project helps you understand the how and why of the world around you. With 60 unique scientific projects, Snackable Science Experiments will entertain and amaze for hours on end!

This eBook is available on OverDrive at https://nlb.overdrive.com/media/4500313


30-Minute Chemistry Projects
by Anna Leigh
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group

Did you know that you can make plastic, snow, and even a lava lamp in less than 30 minutes? Clear, step-by-step instructions guide readers through the exciting science projects, and Science Takeaway sidebars explain the chemistry behind these cool creations.

This eBook is available on OverDrive at https://nlb.overdrive.com/media/4475877

Tip for parents:

Encourage scientific thinking in your child by exploring and finding answers together when your child asks you questions. Don’t jump in with the right answers immediately. Prompt questions and give your child some time to think and experiment.

Source: https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/support-science-learning

All websites were last accessed on 15 May 2020

The book covers and synopses are the copyright of the respective publishing companies.

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Yoga for Kids

Go on a fun yoga adventure and learn amazingly easy moves to relax with your child.

All you need are:

  • Yoga mat (can be replaced by towels or thick blankets)
  • Comfy clothes

Try this out and tag us at @publiclibrarysg with #librarysg

Source: Betsy the Banana| A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure (31 January 2016)

Be curious!

Read these eBooks for more calming poses and mindfulness exercises.


Meddy Teddy: A Mindful Yoga Journey
by Apple Jordan, illustrated by Nicholas Hong
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books

Say Namaste to Meddy Teddy, a rising star in the yogi world, in his debut picture book! In his first-ever companion book, Meddy Teddy encourages readers to try yoga poses as he comes out of hibernation, greets the springtime, and teaches his forest friends how to mindfully get through a variety of situations.

This book is available on Overdrive at https://nlb.overdrive.com/library/kids/media/3866853


Breathe Like a Bear
by Kira Wiley, illustrated by Anni Betts
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books

Breathe Like a Bear is a beautifully illustrated collection of mindfulness exercises designed to teach kids techniques for managing their bodies, breath, and emotions. Best of all, these 30 simple, short breathing practices and movements can be performed anytime, anywhere. This book is sure to help kids find calm, gain focus, and feel energized during the day.

This book is available on Overdrive at https://nlb.overdrive.com/library/kids/media/3683261.

Tip for parents:

Yoga can help your kids to better their physical and mental health. Benefits include calming your kids, improving their focus and increasing their self-confidence.

Source: More than just a game: Yoga for school-age children

All websites were last accessed on 4 May 2020

The book covers and synopses are the copyright of the respective publishing companies.

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Paper Crafts

Looking for easy craft activities for children? Write thoughtful messages in these paper hearts to appreciate your family and friends.

You’ll need:

  • Paper
  • Paperclip
  • Scissors and Glue
  • Straw (can be replaced by chopstick)
  • Colouring materials

Try this out and tag us at @publiclibrarysg with #librarysg

Source: Paper Heart Flower Craft| Mothers Day Craft for Kids (14 April 2018)


Be curious!

Check out these eBooks for ideas to transform paper into awesome creations.


Awesome Paper Projects You Can Create (Imagine It, Build It)
by Marne Ventura
Publisher: Capstone. 2017

Don’t throw out those old newspapers and paper bags. Use them to make something cool instead! Artistic readers will love making awesome paper projects such as origami puzzle cubes, Chinese finger puzzles, amazing space stations, and much more. Easy step-by-step instructions will have readers making awesome paper creations in no time!

This book is available on Overdrive at https://nlb.overdrive.com/media/3690047


Origami Games: Hands-on Fun for Kids!
by Joel Stern
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing, 2010
Call Number: English736.982 STE -[ART]

Origami Games is a unique twist on the traditional origami paper craft book. It contains clear and easy illustrated instructions for creating whimsical origami game pieces. At its heart, it offers suggestions on how to use origami to play both fun, competitive, and cooperative games, building individual skills and teamwork. A perfect origami-for-kids book it also encourages folders to come up with and document their own customized games using a template provided in the back of the book, making it a great way to learn origami.

This book is available on Overdrive at https://nlb.overdrive.com/media/789053

For more stay-home activities to engage children, visit:
http://www.nlb.gov.sg/discovereads/diy-resources/

Tip for parents

School holidays provide an opportunity to create happy memories with our children. One-on-one time makes children feel loved and secure. Set aside 20 minutes, or longer each day to make them feel important.

Source: Tips for parenting during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak

All websites were last accessed on 30 April 2020

The book covers and synopses are the copyright of the respective publishing companies.

 

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