early literacy

In case you missed our Fruits and Veggies storytime at Fresh Thyme this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own healthy eating storytime at home.

From Storytime

 

IF YOU LIKE CARROTS AND YOU KNOW IT (Adapted from "If you're happy and you know it")

     If you like carrots and you know it, clap your hands.

     If you like carrots and you know it, clap your hands.

     If you like carrots and you know it, and you really want to show it, 

     If you like carrots and you know it, clap your hands.

     (Repeat with: broccoli/stomp your feet; squash/shout hurray; cabbage/dance around)

 

 

1 big salad by Juana Medina

Count from 1 avocado deer to 2 radish mice and all the way up to 10 clementine kitties - which all add up to one big, delicious salad!

ABC Activity Time

ABC Time

ABC Activity Time offers a safe and informal environment for caregivers to interact with their young children. Experience a variety of hands-on and imaginative play opportunities while building social and cooperative skills with other young children and caregivers. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, April 10 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Tuesday, April 11 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, April 11 -
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, April 12 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Thursday, April 13 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Thursday, April 13 -
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Community Room
Friday, April 14 -
1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, April 15 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Monday, April 17 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Tuesday, April 18 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friends' Activity Room

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Family Storytime

Storytime

Family Storytime provides an opportunity for caregivers to actively engage with their children under age 5. Together with a Youth Librarian, you can build early literacy skills in a welcoming environment through meaningful stories, songs, and play. Encourage a love of language and reading while practicing listening and cooperative tasks. We look forward to sharing this experience with you. Every Family Storytime is followed by a half hour of ABC Activity Time. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, April 10 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Tuesday, April 11 - 7:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, April 12 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Thursday, April 13 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Thursday, April 13 -
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Community Room
Saturday, April 15 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Monday, April 17 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Tuesday, April 18 - 7:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, April 19 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Thursday, April 20 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room

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Baby Storytime

Designed for babies 18 months and younger with a caregiver, Baby Storytime features simple stories, songs, and rhymes. Sessions are held in the Friends' Activity Room.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, April 11 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, April 18 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, April 25 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, May 2 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, May 9 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, May 16 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room

In case you missed our Hide and Seek storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own peekaboo storytime at home.

From Storytime

A father and daughter play hide-and-seek in the midst of the animals near their house in Thailand.

 

THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF HIDE AND SEEK

     Three little billy goats hiding from the troll (hold up three fingers)

     One sneaks across the bridge, ducks, then... ROLLS (roll your hands)

     He rolled so fast the troll didn't even see him.

     How many billy goats are left to hide and seek with? (repeat until all the billy goats are gone)

In case you missed our Dog storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own canine storytime at home.

From Storytime

Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
Also available in: audiobook | e-audiobook | video | e-video

What's going on with George? When George's mother says bark, George meows, or quacks!̀.

 

PUPPY ROLL

     Five little puppies all digging a hole (hold up five fingers)

     One fell in and started to roll… (roll your hands)

     She rolled to the bottom, she didn’t get hurt.

     How many puppies are left digging dirt? (count how many puppies are left)

     (Repeat until all the puppies are at the bottom of the hole)

If you missed our soup storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to create your own tasty storytime at home.

From Storytime

Soup for one by Ethan Long

One little fly thinks he is getting a big bowl of hot soup to himself, but one after another unwelcome pals join him right up to the last slurp. Count them one to ten. Have fun finding the sneaky spider in each page spread.

 

FIVE CARROTS ROLL

     Five little carrots in my soup bowl

     One fell off my spoon and started to… ROLL!

     It bounced down the table and rolled down the hall.

     How many carrots are left in my bowl? (repeat until all the carrots have rolled down the hall)

If you missed our Hibernation storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to create your own cozy storytime at home. 

From Storytime

Although Squirrel's friends warn him that bears eat squirrels, and Bear's friends remind him that squirrels make a good midnight snack, their friendship remains strong.

SLEEPY BEAR (Tune: Where is Thumbkin?)

     Where is brown bear? Where is brown bear?

     Here I am. Here I am.

     How are you this winter?

     Very tired, thank you.

     Go to sleep. Go to sleep. [repeat with other hibernating animals: bat, groundhog, frog, dormouse]

     From Preschool Education & Music

If you were snowed in and missed our Winter storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to create your own chilly storytime for snowy weather. You can also catch this storytime via the Library's Facebook page.

From Storytime

Best in snow by April Pulley Sayre

A photographic non-fiction picture book about the wonder of snowfall and the winter water cycle.

 

WINTER HOKEY POKEY

     You put your mittens in, you put your mittens out,

     You put your mittens in, and you shake them all about.

     You do the Winter Pokey and you turn yourself around.

     That's what it's all about! [Repeat, with a boot, your hat, and a snowsuit]

If you missed our Cars and Trucks Storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to get your own storytime on the move. 

From Storytime

Toot toot beep beep by Emma Garcia

Can you make as much noise as a book full of traffic? Lots of opportunities for audience participation here, but ends quietly.

BLUE CAR, BLUE CAR (Follows the pattern of Brown Bear, Brown Bear)

     Blue Car, Blue Car what do you see? I see an Orange Airplane looking at me.

     Orange Airplane, Orange Airplane what do you see? I see a Yellow Bus looking at me.

     [Follow the pattern with Brown Tractor, Green Taxi, Purple Balloon, Red Ship, etc.]

     For your final verse, finish with: I see my passengers looking at me!

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