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Mommy's Khimar

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.

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After listening to the story, talk about some of the things that happened in it.

  • If you look at the page that shows mommy's closet full of khimars, which one is your favorite?
  • Which khimar is the little girl's favorite?
  • Do you like to play pretend? What kinds of things do you like to pretend to be?

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Below are several more stories about amazing mothers. Each is a video read aloud, just click on a book cover to hear the story!

Are You My Mother?Heather Has Two MommiesLlama Llama Misses Mama><a href=Is Your Mama a Llama?Tu Mama es una llama?I've Loved You Since ForeverJust Me and My MomMake Way for DucklingsMama's BellyMommy's KhimarOwl BabiesSoccer With MomStellalunaWelcome to the PartyYou're All My Favorites

Find more FREE online reading at 100+ Free Video Read Alouds or try storytime at home!

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.

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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!"

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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.

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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.

  • Online Game: Are You My Mother? Memory Match Easy, Medium, and Hard
  • Find fun activities and home made gift ideas on the IndyPL Pinterest Board: Mother's Day Ideas.
  • PBS Kids: Find Ways to Play Searchable Activities Database Results include printable activities, crafts made with things found around the house, online games, recipes, experiments, and more. You can search by age, favorite PBS kids show character, or by keyword.

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Books for Kids that Celebrate Amazing Mamas

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.

Hello, Baby!

I'm your Mom

Bunting, Eve

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.

Waiting for Mama

Marino, Gianna

A look at the role a mom plays within a penguin family in Antarctica.

All Moms

Ellis, Sarah Kate

One amazing mom after another, celebrating the individuality of each!