Missed Storytime This Week? Check out these activities about Homes

Posted & filed under Early Literacy, Youth & Teen.

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 activities and tips about Picnics

Posted & filed under Blog, Early Literacy.

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 

Missed Storytime This Week?Celebrate Father’s Day with these Storytime songs and tips!

Posted & filed under Blog, Early Literacy.

Take a look at our Father’s theme in storytime this week, just in time for Father’s Day. Also, we are beginning to debut our E.L. tips and videos, which will be coming out on Fridays. Take a look on our website to see new videos that you can use at home! Also, we have included the lyrics and tips for all of our songs to make it easy to follow along! Enjoy

Title: “Tiny Little Babies Love Bouncing”

Age: babies (approx. birth-18 months)

Tip: It is good for baby/child to be facing you – they can see the words you’re forming with your mouth, which will in turn help them when they begin speaking. 

Lyrics:

Tiny little babies love bouncing, bouncing

Tiny little babies love bouncing, YEAH! (on YEAH, lift or tilt baby)

Tiny little babies love bouncing, bouncing

Tiny little babies love bouncing, YEAH! (on YEAH, lift or tilt baby)

Bounce to the left, bounce to the right 

Now hug your baby nice and tight! (end with hug or snuggle)

Missed Storytime this week? Learn about the Ocean!

Posted & filed under Blog, Early Literacy.

With the summer coming up and school letting out, take a look at all the great Ocean related songs, books, and crafts that you can do! And stay tuned this summer for special shark week activities in Storytime and throughout the library!

Check out this weeks craft: a handprint fish puppet (which also goes well our fingerplays and songs!)

Missed Storytime this week?

Posted & filed under Blog, Early Literacy.

Each week, we will be presenting everyone with our Early Literacy handouts.

These handouts feature ASL signs, songs, rhymes, and lists of themed books from our catalog . . . as well as crafts, activities and discussions to have with your little one.

Check back for more activities and videos, and stop by one of our storytimes throughout the week or weekend!