Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Library topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Library Hunt

Create a checklist of different types of materials your child can check out in his or her school or local library. For example, your checklist might include a fiction book, a nonfiction picture book, a book of poems, a biography, a book about sports, a movie, a CD, etc. Then challenge your child to check out each item from the library and read, watch, or listen to it. You may want to set a goal for your child, such as a book a week or four books per month. Encourage your child to incorporate reading into his or her daily routine.

Questions and Answers

Children are naturally curious about the world around them and constantly ask questions. The next time your child has a question, have him or her write it down in a notebook. Your child can make predictions about the answer. Then find the answer together by looking up materials in the library. This will not only build solid research skills, but also empower your child to find the answers to his or her own questions.