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Parent and Teacher Resources

Chatham-Kent Public Library is pleased to serve many parents and teachers at the library. 

Discover other community resources on early childhood and parenting here.

At the Library

Use the Chatham-Kent Public Library online catalogue to find books on your topic.

Check out new knitting and crocheting titles for young crafters here

Check out new titles in the collection:

The Reflective Parent : How to Do Less and Relate More with Your Kids / by Regina Pally How to Parent Your Anxious Toddler / by Natasha Daniels Overcoming Toxic Parenting: How to Be a Good Parent When You Didn't Have One / by Rick Johnson Welcome : A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals / by Mo Willems
Understanding the NICU : What Parents of Preemies and Other Hospitalized Newborns Need to Know / by: Gary Weiner The Strength Switch : How the New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish Raising a Secure Child : How Circle of Security Parenting Can Help You Nurture Your Child's Attachment, Emotional Resilience... When is Buddy Coming Home? A Parent's Guide to Helping Your Child With the Loss of a Pet / by Gary Kurz

Playaways makes audiobooks accessible for everyone, providing the portability of a digital audiobook with the grab-and-go convenience of a physical format.

Playaway View is the all-in-one video player that makes popular content accessible in a simple, portable and durable format. Each player comes pre-loaded with multiple videos making it simple for patrons to access digital movies, shows, educational programming and more without the need for DVDs, downloads or an additional player. 

Storykits contain a variety of storytelling and circle time materials, including: books, puppets, musical instruments, CDs, DVDs, rhyme and song sheets, puzzles, items to count and sort, and props. Kits circulate for 4 weeks and can be picked up and returned to any CKPL branch.

Bag of Books is a resource offered to teachers and daycare providers where 25 books, including board books, picture books, early readers, and easy non-fiction, are selected on a topic of your choice and available for you to pick up from any CKPL branch. 

CKPL has compiled a list of breastfeeding resources available at the library. For more titles, search 'breastfeeding' in the library catalogue.

Online Resources

Online resources include electronic databases, newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias and journal articles. For more information, visit the Online Databases page.


CultureGrams contains concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on the countries of the world. It goes beyond mere facts and figures to deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

Novelist K-8

Novelist K-8 Plus
Designed especially for elementary and middle school students, NoveList K-8 is an online database with fiction titles chosen specifically to support the pleasure reading needs of students. It includes book talks, recommended reads book lists, excerpts and reading levels.

Pebble Go

Pebble Go
Targeted to the K to Grade 3 age group, PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Earth and Space databases feature built-in reading and research tools expertly levelled for emerging readers. Articles include narrated text and highlighting.

Teen Health & Wellness
Rosen Teen Health and Wellness provides teens and young adults, twelve through nineteen years of age, with curricular support and self-help on topics including diseases and conditions; drugs and alcohol; nutrition and fitness; mental and emotional health; sexuality and sexual health; bullying and internet safety; green living; family life, and more.

TumbleBookCloud Junior TumbleBookCloud Junior
With over 600 titles and reading levels from grades 3 through 8, TumbleBookCloud Junior is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to go beyond the picture book collection in TumbleBookLibrary!


TumbleBook Library
An online collection of animated talking picture books that teach children the joy of reading in a format they will love.

Worldbook online - Kids

Worldbook Online - Kids
A virtual reference source containing every article from the twenty-one volume print set plus much more, including multi–media links. World Book Kids is designed for students in grades 3 through 6.

Worldbook online - student

Worldbook Online - Student
A virtual reference source, containing every article from the twenty-one volume print set plus much more, including multi-media links. Worldbook Student is designed to encourage search skills for students in grades 6 through 12.

In My Community

Discover other community resources on early childhood and parenting here.

Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent
Best Start
Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit
Ontario Early Years Centre

The Canada Learning Bond is money that the Government of Canada deposits directly into your child's Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) account to help parents get a head start on saving for their child's education after high school. Find out more about the Canada Learning Bond

Physical Literacy

Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. For kids to be physically active, they need to feel confident in activity settings. This confidence comes from having learned fundamental movement skills and fundamental sports skills (physical literacy) as a child.

To learn more about physical literacy, visit these sites:


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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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