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!

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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!