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Read Right Now! CHRISTMAS

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Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


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Read The Polar Express – A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus. Caldecott Medal winner, 1986

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Listen to Dateline’s Keith Morrison Reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway.

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Read December – This book explores holiday sights, sounds, tastes and smells.

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Listen to Al Gore read Brave Irene Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker’s daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn’t feeling so well and can’t possibly deliver the beautiful ball gown she’s made for the duchess to wear that very evening. So plucky Irene volunteers to get the gown to the palace on time, in spite of the fierce snowstorm that’s brewing– quite an errand for a little girl.

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Read Bunbun’s Christmas Counting Book Bunbun is getting ready for his favorite time of the year, Christmas. Little ones can count along with one of their favorite characters, Bunbun, as he prepares all the decorations for Christmas.

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Read A Christmas Journey – Two mice who have left home in search of food witness the birth of Christ.

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Read The Christmas Tree Ship – Every year Elsie, Pearl, and Hazel help their father gather Christmas trees to take to the big city on his ship. When the ship does not return one year, the girls and their mother know what they must do.

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Listen to Ho Ho Ho Tucker – Oh, no! Tucker loves Christmas, with all the trimmings — making a snowman for Santa, marking just the right tree, getting into all the boxes of decorations — but somehow he manages to burn his nose while baking cookies on Christmas Eve. When you-know-who spies that bright red nose through the window, however, Tucker makes a very special friend and takes the sleigh ride of a lifetime. Now the tuckered-out terrier is already dreaming of next year!

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Read Jingle All the Way Free Kindle Download: Jingle All the Way is the tale of a lovable, obedient pup who wants nothing more than a place to call home for the holidays.

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Read Maisy Makes Gingerbread – Maisy the mouse makes gingerbread cookies and shares them with her friends Charley and Tallulah.

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Listen to The Night Before Christmas Curl up next to the fire with your family and enjoy this classic holiday story, ‘The Night Before Christmas’, read aloud by LeVar Burton. Share this story about St. Nick with new and old readers while you ring in the holiday cheer!

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Listen to The Night Before Christmas – Presents the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor.

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Read Schnitzel’s First Christmas – In this holiday frolic with a touching surprise ending, a rambunctious puppy laments that “no one has any time for me” as Christmas approaches; Santa does, however, as he provides the perfect present.

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Read Sesame Street Celebrate – English and Español.

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Read Waldo’s Christmas Surprise – When Waldo’s friend Emily writes a letter to Santa Claus everyone gets a surprise!

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IndyPL Ready to Read Pinterest Board: Christmas Crafts

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Listen to all of Raffi’s Christmas Albumon his YouTube Channel!

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IndyPL Ready to Read Pinterest Board: Holiday Music

Download or Stream Music Free w/Library Card Directions

Pinterest Christmas Music


Talking

The more words children hear, the more words they learn, the better prepared they are to read! Here are some tips for talking about letters:

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Read Right Now! THANKSGIVING

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Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a program of the Association for Library Service to Children and Public Library Association, divisionsof the American Library Association. Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a registered trademark and is used with permission. Early literacy begins at home with the adults in a child’s life.

Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


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Read Stir, Sift, Slice, the story of kids helping in the kitchen.

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Read My Family – Practice reading the names of each family member, Mother, Father, Grandmother, Brother, etc.

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indyPL Ready to Read Pinterest Board: Thanksgiving
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Free Freegal Apple Song Music Downloads
with your IndyPL Library Card! Details

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Talking

The more words children hear, the more words they learn, the better prepared they are to read! Here are some tips for talking about letters:

Life_Cycle_of_a_Pumpkin.pub Printable Color Story Cards Life Cycle of a Pumpkin – Cut apart each stage in the life cycle of the pumpkin. Follow the diagram at the end of the book to put the cards in the correct order – Talk about each step. Ask questions: How big is the pumpkin? What color is the pumpkin? What comes first, a seed or seedling? Practice “telling” the story of a pumpkin seed.

More Ways to Practice Talking: Zero to Three: Tips on Learning to Talk

Favorite Thanksgiving Books:

AllPie BalloonsBroadway Charlie Brown FirefightersThanksgiving
GivingThanks SwallowedPie MagicPot MollyPilgrim
OverRiver TurkeyFree StoneSoup TapTree
ThankSarah Tappletons TurkeyThanksgiving TurkeyPox
NightBefore ChickenStew Snoopy's Thanksgiving The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessing
Pinkalicious Thanksgiving Helper Thanksgiving Thanksgiving 2 Happy Thanksgiving
The First Thanksgiving

New Thanksgiving Books:

The Very Stuffed Turkey Just a Special Thanksgiving Sharing the Bread The Little Kids Table
Look and be Grateful Frog and Friends Celebrate Thanksgiving Celebrate Thanksgiving Its Not About You Mrs Turkey

eBooks:

Thanksgiving What Makes It Special Dinosaurs' Thanksgiving Gus the Pilgrim Turkey Caillou Happy Thanksgiving
An Outlaw Thanksgiving The Memory Cupboard a Thanksgiving Story Pilgrim Cat Sarah Gives Thanks
Sometimes Its Turkey The Thanksgiving Story This Is the Turkey We Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Fall
Round the Turkey The Story of the First Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Mice

eAudio:

One is a Feast for a Mouse Pinkalicious Thanksgiving Helper Thanksgiving Is

Books Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

Read Right Now! Pete the Cat

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Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a program of the Association for Library Service to Children and Public Library Association, divisionsof the American Library Association. Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a registered trademark and is used with permission. Early literacy begins at home with the adults in a child’s life.

Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


Reading
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses Harper Collins Childrens 75 Watch Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses – Pete the Cat wakes up feeling grumpy — nothing seems to be going his way. But with the help of some rockin’ magic sunglasses from Grumpy Toad, Pete learns that a good mood has been inside him all along. Groove and move with Pete as he helps Squirrel, Turtle, and Alligator discover that the sun is shining and everything’s alright!
Pete the Cat and the New Guy Harper Collins Childrens 75 Watch Pete the Cat and the New Guy – Pete the Cat and his animal friends welcome Gus the Platypus, who discovers his own special talent.

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Preschool Art for Cool Cats: Branch Schedule

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P Tracer Pete the Cat Maze Coloring With Pete the Cat

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*Instructions for Downloading the songs to your computer, scroll down to “Pete the Cat Free Downloads”.


Talking

The more words children hear, the more words they learn, the better prepared they are to read! Here are some tips for talking about letters:

Talk Letters

More Ways to Practice Talking:

Zero to Three: Tips on Learning to Talk


Pete the Cat Books:

A Pet for Pete Cool for School Pete at the Beach Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana Pete the Cat and the New Guy Pete's Big Lunch Play Ball
Train Trip
  • More Pete the Cat Books
  • Pete the Cat eAudio & eBooks:

Pete the Cat Pete at the Beach eBook, eAudio
Pete the Cat and the New Guy eBook, eAudio
Pete the Cat a Pet for Pete eBook, eAudio
Pete the Cat Pete’s Big Lunch eBook, eAudio
Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana eBook, eAudio
Pete the Cat Play Ball eBook, eAudio
Pete the Cat Too Cool for School eBook, eAudio

 


Read Right Now! Curious George

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Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a program of the Association for Library Service to Children and Public Library Association, divisionsof the American Library Association. Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a registered trademark and is used with permission. Early literacy begins at home with the adults in a child’s life.

Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


Lets Get Curious

Celebrate Curiosity Day with Curious George
September 19, 2015Curiosity Day

Read, Play, Write, Sing & Talk about Curious George! Below you will find links to FREE:

  • Online Books
  • Online Games
  • Videos
  • Crafts
  • Printables

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The Curious Reader – When you download this app, the book “Curious George” is Free. Several other Curious George titles are available for in app purchase. In this story, George is taken from the jungle by the man in the yellow hat to live in a new home, and though trying to be good, George is still very curious and takes a swim in the ocean, escapes from jail, and goes for a flying ride on a bunch of balloons. “Read to Me” or “Read to Myself” Options. Review from Digital Storytime
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Read Bananas for Lunch – The story of a little monkey eating 10 bananas. George is a monkey and he likes bananas too! Plántanos Para El Almuerzo
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Read Monkey Manners (Modales de mono) – Students learn how marmosets take turns communicating and read a chart with characteristics of different monkeys.

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Free Freegal Music Downloads with your IndyPL Library Card! Directions

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Talking
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Make up a story to tell with the Curious George Flip Book – Talk about what George is doing.
Made for iPad 50 or computer.

Favorite Curious George Books:

MonkeysGeorge Curious George Takes a Job Curious George Rides a Bike Curious George Gets a Medal
Curious George Flies a Kite Curious George Learns the Alphabet Curious George Goes to the Hospital

Curious George Books Available as eBooks:


Favorite Monkey Books:

MonkeysJumping MonkeysMe MonkeysTruck Monkey Not Ready for Kindergarten
MonkeysBanana Caps for Sale More and More The Monkey Goes Bananas

Read Right Now! Garfield

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Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a program of the Association for Library Service to Children and Public Library Association, divisionsof the American Library Association. Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a registered trademark and is used with permission. Early literacy begins at home with the adults in a child’s life.

Use IndyPL’s Read Right Now! pages to have fun at home doing the five things that build early reading skills: Reading, Playing, Writing, Singing & Talking. Find books to read, songs to listen to, games to play, crafts to make and more! Things you can do RIGHT NOW, at home – no waiting!


Reading

 Click on a story or book app to read a FREE Garfield eBook online right now!

NOTE: The Garfield eBooks can be viewed on a desktop computer or on a mobile device that supports Adobe Flash Player. If you want to view them on an iPad, you need to view them on a Flash enabled browser. You can find them in the App Store. I use Photon Flash ($4.99). I tried some of the free ones but could not find one that worked very well. If you find one that does – leave a comment below!

Garfield in the Park Garfield on the Farm Garfield and the Tiger Im Not Afraid Garfield at the Gym
Garfields Week Whats It Like Wheres Everybody Going Jon's Bad Day
Garfield Storybook Reader Fat Cat Books Level 1 250 Toon Book Reader
Garfield Daily iTunes icon Read the Free App Garfield Daily – Feed your Garfield need with a daily dose of the classic comic! The Garfield Daily Comic iPhone app allows you to view every Garfield daily comic strip ever produced – that’s over 11,600 strips! Google PlayiTunes
Garfield Kaboom iTunes icon Read the Free App Garfield KaBOOM! Comics – Everyone’s favorite lasagna-scarfing cat opens the fridge to an all-new ongoing comic book series! Join Garfield as he begins his monthly exploits with Jon, Odie, and the rest of the gang in the latest all-ages must-read from KaBOOM! Google PlayiTunes

New Garfield Books to Check Out:

Garfield Hams It Up Garfield Bigger and Better Garfield the Big Cheese Garfield Tons of Fun Garfield Cleans His Plate

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Websites, Apps & Printables:

Garfield and Friends Plush

Draw With Jim Davis

DVDs:
Stream or Download Garfield DVDs free using your IndyPL Library Card number and PIN. Directions; What’s My Pin?
Hoopla Garfield and Friends Season 1 Garfield and Friends: Season 1
Garfield and Friends: Season 2
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Click on an image to open a printable writing activity:

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Stream or Download Garfield CDs free using your IndyPL Library Card number and PIN. Directions; What’s My Pin?

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The more words children hear, the more words they learn, the better prepared they are to read! Here are some tips for talking to small children:

Talk Letters

More Ways to Practice Talking:

Zero to Three: Tips on Learning to Talk

 

Read Right Now! COUNTING

Read Right Now! books you can read online, right now, with no waiting!


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Read Beakley Counts 1 to 10 – Beakley learns to count to 10. Beakley wants you to learn your numbers and colors with him.


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Read How Many Wheels? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Violet Counts Cookies Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Where Do You See Numbers? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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GeorgeLearns FirstCounting BuckleShoe MonkeysJump
DuckGoose OneCheck Candy20 HungryRabbits
Wumbers Nancy100th JellyBeans

Read Right Now! SHAPES

Read Right Now! books you can read online, right now, with no waiting!


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Read The Story of Shapes – Guess the shape and say its name.

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Read Shapes at the Playground Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Spot the Shapes Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Do You See Hearts? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Look and Find Shapes Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Downloadable eBooks:

ShapesMonkey BabyShapes BugShapes

Favorite Shape Books:

Circle Dogs Color Farm Cones, Cubes, Cylinders & Squares If You Were a Triangle
Mouse Shapes Perfect Square Round Is a Tortilla Round Is a Mooncake
Shape By Shape The Shape of Me and Other Stuff Shape Song Shapes in Art
Shapes That Roll So Many Circles So Many Squares Which Is Round Which Is Bigger The Wing on a Flea

Read Right Now! RHYMING

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), rhyming and poetry are important ways parents can promote early brain development and boost vocabulary in their young children. Many books written for babies and toddlers use similar sounds and speech patterns that help them learn new words. But rhymes are also learned directly from parents and caregivers, and then passed down by word of mouth from generation to generation.

The AAP recommends that parents share rhymes with their children—either by reciting memorized nursery rhymes or reading books in rhyme—and work in some fun and snuggling, too. By playing simple games, like clapping to the rhythm in a poem or rhyming words to the names of everyday objects, parents can encourage creative thinking in their children and create wonderful memories that can be passed down to future generations.

Read Right Now! books you can read online, right now, with no waiting!


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Want to read more without ever leaving home? Use your indyPL library card to download eBooks and audiobooks. Click on a book jacket to choose a book to download.

Downloadable eBooks:

RhymeTime BeMine ItsyBitsy OtherGoose
SwallowedChick

Read Right Now! OPPOSITES

Read Right Now! books you can read online, right now, with no waiting!


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Watch Opposites Bunny –  Video segments from Between the Lions. An animated superhero bunny saves the day through the use of opposites.

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Read Big and Little Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Loud and Quiet Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Opposites Videos:

Want to read more without ever leaving home? Use your indyPL library card to download eBooks and audiobooks. Click on a book jacket to choose a book to download.


Downloadable eBooks:

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Books:

ExactlyOpposite IsItBig Contrarios UpDuck
MaisyBig MaisyGrande GoodNews HockeyOpposites
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BackFront OctopusOpposites BigDog RalphOpposites
BigLittle OpositesPark

Read Right Now! COLORS

Read Right Now! books you can read online, right now, with no waiting!


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Read I See Colors Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read What Colors Do You Eat? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read What Is Blue? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read What Is Orange? Read and hear the story in English. Hear the story in Spanish or one of 13 other languages!

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Read Rainbow, Rainbow 

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  • Want to read more without ever leaving home? Use your indyPL library card to download eBooks and audiobooks. Click on a book jacket to choose a book to download.
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RedFarm ColorsPonnay ColorsDucks ColorsRobertson
DearDragonColors HermieColors RedViolet

Downloadable Audiobooks:

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Favorite Color Books:

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ColWorldColors ColZoo ColSpicyHot ColCrayonsQuit
ColMonsters ColVida ColFarm ColBrownBear
ColIsItRed ColPlantingRainbow ColFreightTrain ColCityColors