October 1, 2016 | strande
If you missed our Lion-themed Storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to inspire a roaring good storytime that you can do at home.
Young children are natural problem solvers and always looking for answers, especially when it involves animals. Using the photos and text, readers rely on visual literacy skills, reading, and reasoning as they solve the animal mystery. Clearly written facts give readers a deeper understanding of how the animal lives. More in this fun series can be found in the nonfiction collection.
September 19, 2016 | strande
It's Talk Like a Pirate Day! If you missed our Pirate-themed Storytime, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to inspire a storytime fit for a scalawag that you can do at home.
Pig brothers Dink and Fergus love playing at the beach, but when Dink wakes up from his nap in a grumpy mood, Fergus invites Dink to play with his new pirate ship of sand and gives him the starring role as pirate captain.
September 17, 2016 | strande
Did you miss our courage storytimes this week? Don't worry, here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to inspire a brave storytime you can do at home.
We sang "Silly Bird" to warm up, but Caspar Babypants has a lot of other fun songs!
September 12, 2016 | strande
Did you miss our Pet Storytime at the Farmer's Market last week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a cuddly storytime you can do at home.
We tried a few different rhymes and songs. We sang "The Wheels on the Bus," but added noises for all the different pets on the bus (I think the Elephants on the Bus were my favorite). We also acted out this rhyme while making all the appropriate animal noises:
Can you hop like a rabbit? Can you jump like a frog?
Can you waddle like a duck? Can you wag like a dog?
Can you fly like a bird? Can you swim like a fish?
Can you sit back down and be still like this?