In Mommy's Khimar, a young girl's mother has a closet full of beautiful flowing scarves called khimars. A khimar is a veil or scarf worn in public by some Muslim women. The little girl in the story likes to play dress-up with her mom's beautiful khimars. While dressed in them she uses her imagination to be a queen, a superhero, and her mom! She feels her mother's love in each scarf as it covers her. You can listen to this story below read aloud by the author, Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow.
After listening to the story, talk about some of the things that happened in it.
Below are several more stories about amazing mothers. Each is a video read aloud, just click on a book cover to hear the story!
Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books about Mother's Day at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. If you have never used Axis 360 or OverDrive before, you can learn how to use them for both e-books and audiobooks.
Need help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text, or email Ask-a-Librarian. The Tinker Station helpline at (317) 275-4500 is also available. It is staffed by device experts who can answer questions about how to read, watch and listen on a PC, tablet or phone.
Enjoy this sing along from The Laurie Berkner Band. "Everyone knows there's nothing quite like a hug from their mom. In this sweet and cheery tune, Laurie Berkner lets kids in on the secret that for all the mothers, mamas, mommies, and moms out there, there's nothing quite like a hug from their children, either!"
Find some crayons or makers to color a picture, practice writing the letters, or see if you can follow your way through a maze without getting stuck.
Take a walk and read a story as you go! We invite you to visit StoryWalk® in Ruckle Street Park at 3025 Ruckle Street. Stroll through the park and read a book displayed in mounted frames.
From poignant to laugh-out-loud these picture book tributes to all kind of moms leave no doubt as to the true definition of unconditional love - mamas themselves. Perfect stories for Mother's Day and every day.
I tour around the animal kingdom to show how mothers love their babies just as they are. Learn a little about each animal too with small facts at the end.
A look at the role a mom plays within a penguin family in Antarctica.
One amazing mom after another, celebrating the individuality of each!