Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Storytime Programs - Summer, 2015, Week Five

Welcome to the fifth week of summer storytimes.  In addition to our weekly storytimes, there are numerous special events happening so be sure to check our Events Calendar http://gailbweb.gailborden.info/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp, give us a call, or stop by the desk in the Early Learning Center if you would like more information.  Below you will find some of the books, rhymes, and fingerplays we are presenting this week.

Tiny Tales  (For babies 0-23 months and an adult caregiver)

Dancing Feet - Craig
Dance With Me - Smith 

Action Rhyme: I Love To Dance (Tune: Skip To My Lou)
I love to dance, how about you?
I love to dance, how about you?
I love to dance, how about?
Dance with me, my good friends.
(I love to swing/wiggle/clap)

This week we brought many animal puppets to add to the fun of Dancing Feet.  They sure help a book come alive!  Remember, the words on the pages are just the start of reading a book with your child - try to relate the book to real life experiences, talk about the pictures, ask questions.....

Wonderful Ones (For babies 12-23 months and an adult caregiver)

One Naked Baby - Smith 
Faster, Faster - Patricelli

Action Rhyme: Five Little Babies
One little baby rocking on a knee (rock your child)
Two little babies splashing in the sea (splashing motion)
Three little babies crawling on the floor(walk fingers)
Four little babies knocking at the door (knock with hand)
Five little babies playing hide and seek (cover eyes)
Don't look, don't look until I say peek!

Never let an opportunity to reinforce counting pass you by.  Count going up the stairs, count green cars as you drive around town, count food items that you put in your grocery cart...... Practice, practice, practice!  

Preschool Story Time with the Readership (For children 3 years - Kindergarten)

Sheep On The Family Farm - Stiefel 
One Sheep, Blue Sheep - Wiley
The Sheep Will Follow - Wellington
Can't Sleep Without Sheep - Hill

Rhyme: Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
Baa, baa, black sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full
One for the master, one for the dame
And one for the little boy who lives down the lane

Besides Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, do you and your child know any other nursery rhymes?  Consider checking out a nursery rhyme book, puzzle, or CD.  Nursery rhymes are important for young children because they help develop an ear for language. Both rhyme and rhythm help kids hear the sounds and syllables in words, which helps kids learn to read. 

Sing Me A Story (For children 2 years -Kindergarten with adult caregiver)

Itsy Bitsy Spider (Big Book)
Dancing In My Bones - Andrews (performed as an add-on song each week)

This week our movie was There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly.  
There are many versions of this story in book form, such as the ones by Taback and Rashin.  Did you know that Gail Borden Public Library also has other variations on this traditional cumulative rhyme?  See below for just a few. 

Checking out something similar to what is read in storytime is an easy way to continue the learning at home.  

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