Palliser Kids' Zone

 


Story Trails

 

Take a walk and read a story as you go! Story trails are a fun, free local activity for both children and adults, and an opportunity to explore the wonder and excitement of reading while getting some fresh air.

No need to register, just show up and read! Find more information about Story Trails here.

 


Literacy Activity Calendars
 

Each month, Palliser publishes two literacy activity calendars filled with activities for you to share with your child! There's an Early Literacy Activity Calendar for infants and pre-school children, and a Children's Literacy Activity Calendar for elementary-aged children. Download and print your own, or pick up a printed copy from your local library branch.

Each calendar includes: a literacy-promoting activity for each day, a literacy tip, rhymes and/or puzzles, and book recommendations to get you started.

 


Virtual Programs
 

University of Regina Conservatory of Performing Arts - Free online sample classes for ages 8-18.

Virtual Museums - Browse museum exhibits and activities from all across Canada, including Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery!

Parks Canada Kids - Follow along with Parka, the lovable beaver mascot, as he has adventures in Canada's National Parks!

Canadian Children's Book Centre - Online author readings, comics, books, and more!

National Film Board of Canada - Hundreds of free short films, including a collection of short films based on children's books.

Western Development Museum - Storytimes and presentations from the museum!

BiblioVideo - Read-alouds and presentations from authors and creators on Youtube.

TedEd - Lessons and TedTalks on a variety of topics to inspire your child's natural curiosity!

 


Books for Kids & Parents

 

Find your next favorite book! Browse Kids & Parents books online and place a hold for pick up at your local library branch.

 


Library on the Go
 

Find a wide variety of eBooks and audiobooks to share the love of reading with your child from home! Don't forget your library card!

Tumblebooks - See your favorite stories come to life! A huge selection of read-alouds with corresponding educational games.

Library2Go / Overdrive / Libby - Borrow kids eBooks and audiobooks straight to your computer or mobile device.

Hoopla - Borrow 5 titles each month from their vast collection of kids eBooks, audiobooks, comics, TV shows, movies, and music.

Creativebug - Watch free arts and crafts tutorials for both kids and adults!

Novelist K-8 Plus - Helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

PressReader - Click the "For Kids & Tweens" category to access kids magazines from around the world!

 

Get help using these e-resources by clicking the "Tutorials" button on the right!

 


Homework Help
 

Gale in Context: Elementary - A child's first research database! Easy access to magazines, reference books and newspaper articles selected just for your child's age group through a fun, kid-friendly interface.

Gale in Context: Middle School - Give your child experience with database research! This age-appropriate, user-friendly database is the perfect place for them to research a wide variety of curriculum-based topics.

Universalis Junior - Un outil de référence en français pour les 7 ans et plus!

Browse our full list of Back to School Resources.

 

Get help using these e-resources by clicking the "Tutorials" button on the right!

 


Support Resources
 

Wee Read - Learn how to support your child's literacy skills. Free training course for parents and school volunteers.

Moose Jaw Early Years Family Resource Centre - Resources, community, and activity bags for families with young children.

Kids First - A voluntary program that helps families in vulnerable situations to become the best parents they can be and to have the healthiest children possible.

Moms & Kids Health Saskatchewan - Health resources for expecting mothers and caregivers of infants or children.

Mental Illness in Children: Know the Signs from Mayo Clinic - Learn what to do if you suspect that your child is having struggles with mental health.

Moose Jaw Family Services - Find programs and counselling to support you and your child.

 


Family Literacy Day 2021
 

January 27th, 2021 was Family Literacy Day, and Palliser Library partnered with local organizations to offer you events, activities, and giveaways throughout January and February! Click here to see the activities.