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September 2008 Lunch & a Book - September 11

Everybody was so youngEverybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy, a Lost Generation Love Story (Amanda Vaill): A finely written biography brings to life the globe-trotting, high-living socialites who were models for works by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Pablo Picasso until tragedy struck their children at the end of the Roaring Twenties.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion - Sep 15, 2008

Cannery RowCannery Row (John Steinbeck): Vividly depicts the colorful, sometimes disreputable, inhabitants of a run-down area in Monterey, California.

Seniors Book Discussion - Sept 24, 2008

Ellen FosterEllen Foster (Kaye Gibbons): Ellen Foster is the often heart-wrenching tale of an 11-year-old girl who loses her dearly loved mother through suicide and is left to coexist with her alcoholic father. Gibbons has produced a warm and caring first novel about a backwoods child persevering through hard times to establish a new and satisfying identity. (Note: Beginning August 20, participants can pick up a copy of the book at the Canton Public Library's Adult Reference Desk).

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Poems and Fingerplays

Whether for an infant or toddler, these songs and nursery rhymes can aide in preschool development; while being a lot of fun! For more helpful storytime tips, see Storytime Success.

Theme — Pets

Books

Theme — Numbers

Books

Poems/Fingerplays

Songs

  • "I have ten little fingers" from

Theme — All About Me!

Poems/Fingerplays

Songs

Storytime Success

Infants

Developmental characteristics

  • Recognizes and looks for familiar voices and sounds
  • Explores objects by touching, shaking, banging or mouthing
  • Babbles expresively as if talking
  • Imitates sounds, facial expressions and actions made by others

Advice

  • It is never too early to begin reading to a child. Hearing the rhythm of stories, even as a newborn, is both soothing and important for developing literacy
  • If it is too difficult to hold both baby and book, then just tell stories that you know. Use hand motions, facial expressions and baby's toys to "illustrate" your story
  • Speak clearly and expressively. Even if they don't understand all the words of a story, you are conveying meaning through emotion
  • Repeat sections when the child shows interest
  • Ask questions about the story. (ex: What color is that house?

Theme — Frogs

Books

For Toddlers (ages 18 months-3 years)

For Preschoolers (age 4-5 years)

Theme — Food

Books

Poems/Fingerplays

Theme — Farm

Poems/Fingerplays

Songs

Activities

Try one of the farm art pr

Theme — Family

Poems/Fingerplays

Songs

Activities

  • Craft: Create a Family Mobile.

Theme — Autumn

Books

Theme — Dinosaurs

Books

For Toddlers (age 18 months-3 years)

For Preschoolers (age 4-5 years)

Theme — Colors

Books

Theme — Bugs

Books

Poems/Fingerplays

Songs

Theme — Bedtime

Books

For Infants (birth-17 months)