early literacy

 

Did you miss our Hooray Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own celebration storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.

Don't need a full storytime? Borrow a rhyme when you need a short distraction, or check out these materials and spend a few minutes reading together.

From Storytime

Hooray for today! by Brian Won

When the moon is up, Owl is wide awake and ready for fun: "Hooray for today! Would you like to play?" Who will be ready for some fun?

Check out Brian Won's other Hooray books.

 

Did you miss our Yellow Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own bright and sunny storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.

Don't need a full storytime? Borrow a rhyme when you need a short distraction, or check out these materials and spend a few minutes reading together.

In my new yellow shirt by Eileen Spinelli

A boy wears his new yellow shirt and is transformed in his imagination into a duck, a lion, a daffodil, a trumpet, and many other things. What else can you transform into?

 

FIVE LITTLE LEMONS

Five little lemons, sitting in a bowl.

One fell out, and started to ROLL….

It bounced on the table and landed at my feet.

How many lemons are left to eat?

[repeat, counting down until all lemons are on the floor]

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Did you miss our Night Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own dark storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.

Don't need a full storytime? Borrow a rhyme when you need a short distraction, or check out these materials and spend a few minutes reading together.

From Storytime

The night bear by Ana de Moraes

Each night, the night bear heads into town and eats his favorite food--children's nightmares--but one day finds a dream in the garbage that does not taste right to him.

 

Did you miss our Tiger Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own big cat storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.

Don't need a full storytime? Borrow a rhyme when you need a short distraction, or check out these materials and spend a few minutes reading together.

From Storytime

Striped stalkers : at risk! by Felicia Macheske
Also available in: e-book

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. Find more animal guessing games in the Guess What series.

 

Did you miss our Playground Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own playful storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.

Don't need a full storytime? Borrow a rhyme when you need a short distraction, or check out these materials and spend a few minutes reading together.

From Storytime

Phoebe and Digger by Tricia Springstubb

Phoebe enjoys playing with her new digger while her mother is busy with the new baby, until a bigger girl grabs the toy at the park.

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.

NOTE: There will be no Storytime or ABC Activity Time on Saturday, October 12 due to the Family Music Fest to which you are all invited.

NOTE: There will be no Storytime or ABC Activity Time on Monday, October 14 due to a library closure.

NOTE: There will be no Storytime or ABC Activity Time on Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29 due to a library closure.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, October 19 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Monday, November 4 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 5 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, November 5 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, November 6 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 7 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 7 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Friday, November 8 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, November 9 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Monday, November 11 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 12 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, November 12 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, November 13 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 14 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 14 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room

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.

NOTE: There will be no Storytime or ABC Activity Time on Saturday, October 12 due to the Family Music Fest to which you are all invited.

NOTE: There will be no Storytime or ABC Activity Time on Monday, October 14 due to a library closure.

NOTE: There will be no Storytime or ABC Activity Time on Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29 due to a library closure.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, October 19 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, November 4 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 5 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, November 6 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 7 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 7 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, November 9 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, November 11 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 12 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, November 13 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 14 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 14 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, November 16 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, November 18 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 19 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room

 

Did you miss our Pants Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own pant-astic storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.

Don't need a full storytime? Borrow a rhyme when you need a short distraction, or check out these materials and spend a few minutes reading together.

From Storytime

 

IF YOU'RE WEARING PANTS (Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It)

If you’re wearing pants and you know it, clap your hands

If you’re wearing pants and you know it, clap your hands

If you’re wearing pants and you know it, and you really want to show it,

If you're wearing pants and you know it, clap your hands.

[continue with stomp your feet, peekaboo, shout hurray!]

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Sometimes you just want to go to the moon. Here are some fiction and nonfiction books about space, the moon, astronauts, and spacey people. Try one of these books; while they are targeted to new and developing readers, they may have appeal to a wider audience. Click on the title for location and availability.

Space cows by Eric Seltzer
The Moon's time to shine by Scott Emmons
Thorndyke the Bear Reading to his Stuffed Friends Under a Tree

 

Create your own storytime, using resources from the Canton Public Library. Songs and stories can be a fun activity for adults and children to enjoy together, but reading aloud can be enjoyable for any age.

Are you someone who can't make our regular storytimes? Maybe you have to visit someone in a nursing home. Maybe you're a baby-sitter or an older sibling interested in entertaining young ones. Or maybe you just love stories for yourself. Whatever your reason, you can take advantage of a few great resources:

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