Missed Storytime? Check Out What’s happening!

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Check out some of the themes above, including crafts you can do at home!

Interested in our upcoming programs? Take a look at our newsletter and programs for September and October. We have several special all-ages storytimes as well as a new time for our Musical Storytime.

Interested in reading recommendations? Check out our bookmarks that you can take when you’re in the library, or ask one of the librarians for more options!

Missed Storytime This Week? Check out tips and activities about Sharks!

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To celebrate Shark Week, check out our shark related Storytime activities! If you are interested in more crafts beside the Feed the shark alphabet game, check out Mini Makers program.

Tip: This rhyme good for waking up in the morning. It is especially good to touch the body parts as you sing the song so the child can better associate the body parts.

“Wake Up Feet”


wake up feet
wake up feet
wake up feet and wiggle wiggle wiggle
wake up feet
wake up feet
wake up and wiggle in the morning
(can repeat with as many body parts as desired)

Missed Out on Storytime this week? Check out these tips and activities about the Moon

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Help us celebrate the anniversary of the moon landing with our Storytime Moon week! Also – if you missed out on our Mini Makers, take a look at our I-spy bottles that you can do at home! Also, check out our Mini Moon that you can make at home with aluminum. Hope to see you soon!





Criss Cross Applesauce – Tickle Rhyme

EL Tip: 


This tickle rhyme has a lot sensory elements (blowing on the neck). Babies are just beginning to explore their senses. 


criss cross apple sauce
spiders crawling up your back (w/hand movement up the baby’s up back) 
cool breeze
tight squeeze
and now you got the shivers!!!

Missed Storytime This Week? Check out these activities about Homes

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Interested in more crafts, fingerplays, and songs that you can do at home? Check out these activities and a paper bag D.I.Y City that you can easily do from anywhere. And if you’re interested in more D.I.Y activities, check out our Mini-Makers Make and Take Group on the first Saturday of the month!

Hurry Scurry Little Mouse




Tip: This is a great rhyme for older kids because it has a small element of story to it. Also, for learning body parts, knees are an unusual body part to encounter in rhymes. 


“Hurry Scurry Little Mouse”



Hurry scurry little mouse
starts down at your toes
Hurry scurry little mouse
past your knees he goes
Hurry scurry little mouse
past where your tummy is
Hurry scurry little mouse
comes up for a mousey kiss!

Missed Storytime this week? Check out these activities for Stars/Fireworks!

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Take a look at our activitiy sheet in celebration of the 4th of July with activities, songs, and crafts dealing with Stars and Fireworks. We also have lots of new programs beginning this month, so if you would like to be in the know, make sure to subscribe to our Early Literacy e-mail list!



“The Moon is Round: A Bath Time or Diaper Changing Rhyme” 


Tip: this is a great bath time or diaper changing rhyme. It is great for learning body parts as well as creating bonding moments.


-You can use a washcloth to add sensory elements to this rhyme as well. 


The moon is round (use washcloth or hand)
As Round as can be
With two eyes, a nose, and a mouth like me


You can add in other body parts if you’d like

Enjoy!



Missed Storytime This Week? Check out these tips, songs, and crafts about Farm Animals

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Take a look at this week’s Storytime theme, including a paper plate chicken that you can make! Also check out our Early Literacy Tips on our expanding Early Literacy page. Also, you can subscribe to our newsletter to get up to date information on our programming and information that we provide! Enjoy! http://lincolnwoodlibrary.org/kids-events/earlyliteracy/

“Baby Put Your Pants On”

Tip: this is a great way to add purposeful language during the time you help your little one get dressed. This song is great for learning articles of clothing as well as learning body awareness language.

“baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on

baby put your pants on 1, 2, 3”

(Repeat section)

Leg to the left, leg to the right

wiggle and jiggle and pull them up tight

“baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on

baby put your pants on 1, 2, 3”

(Repeat with any article of clothing you would like)

Missed Storytime this week? Check out these activities and tips about Picnics

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With the official start of summer, check out these activities, rhymes, and fingerprint ant activities! Also, check out our videos and Early Literacy tips so you can continue the Storytime fun at home!

Tip: This rhyme can help babies feel the rhythm of the words, which in turn will help them learn to make words on their own. Rhythm, words, and literacy go hand in hand, which is why we incorporate different music and songs into every storytime. 

“A Rough Road”

A smooth road, a smooth road, a smooth road

A bumpy road, a bumpy road, a bumpy road

A rough road, a rough road, a rough road

A hole!!!

Repeat 2X