Make a Code Monday : Using Python with MakeCode for Micro:bit!

Get creative and learn to code at home! Join Library programmer, Max, and follow along with these step by step coding tutorials. This week we will find out how to use Makecode’s version of Python with the micro:bit! Head to makecode.microbit.org and follow along!

Sing Along: The Elevator Song
Sing Along: The Elevator Song with Amy

You are your child’s favourite playmate and play is how children learn, so for today’s sing along, let’s pretend and play together! Hope in the elevator, it’s time for a ride!

Meet Sphero
Meet Sphero!

Miss Laura is sharing our favourite robotic ball: Sphero! Sphero can be programmed using a tablet to do all kinds of tricks! Race and roll, flash and flip, all while learning how to code! On the Sphero website, there are challenges and lessons that are organized by grade level and by topic! Check it out!

Sing Along: Grand Old Duke Of York
Sing Along: The Grand Old Duke of York with Sarah

Let’s talk vocabulary! When talking to your baby, don’t be afraid to be specific! Duke or king, dog or puppy, marker or crayon – the more language you share with your child, the better their reading skills will be.

Make a Code Monday: Micro:bit Nightlight

Get creative and learn to code at home! Join Library programmer, Martin, and follow along with these step by step coding tutorials. This week we’re experimenting with the micro:bit’s light sensor! Head to makecode.microbit.org and follow along!

Sing Along: Love My Toes
Sing Along: Everybody Knows That I Love My Toes with Amy

Let’s celebrate baby and practice body parts all at the same time! This jazzy tune will have you and baby swaying along.

Slime Time with Laura
Slime Time with Laura

Time for a chemistry lesson with Miss Laura! Today we’re learning about polymers, viscosity, and molecules, all while making: SLIME!  You’ll need glue, baking soda, and contact solution for this experiment, and of course a space where you can get a little bit messy!

Sing Along: Boots and Jacket, Scarf and Hat
Sing Along: Boots, Jacket, Scarf and Hat with Sarah

It may be unseasonably warm right now, but cool weather is coming soon, and this twist on “Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes” will help your child learn what to wear as we get ready for the cold! Sing along!

Make a Code Monday: Toggling with Function on the Micro:bit!

Get creative and learn to code at home! Join Library programmer, Max, and follow along with these step by step coding tutorials. This week we’re doing a deep dive into how to create and use functions on the micro:bit! Head to makecode.microbit.org and follow along!

Sing Along: Wake Up Toes
Sing Along: Wake Up Toes with Amy

Repetition is so valuable for developing brains: singing familiar songs and reading the same story over and over helps children to develop their memory skills and listening skills. This short song has plenty of repetition, so sing along!