The toddlers, young walkers, get together on Fridays for time together to sing, read and move around a lot! The children get the chance to “do the Hokey Pokey,” go “Ring Around the Rosie” and chase after bubbles. It is an active time with finger plays, action songs and a storybook that often has a repetitive text to encourage everyone to join in on the reading.
In anticipation of Thanksgiving for some people, we read a story about a lot of food being eaten. The repetition was “and he was still hungry.”
Baby Storytime is a wonderful chance for new moms/dads/grandparents/caregivers to get together in a warm and nuturing environment. The group is offered to people with babies that are not yet walking, providing an opportunity to learn about literacy and start to form relationships with other people who are caring for new babies.
Each week we gather together for songs, rhymes and reading. In addition, families are introduced to each other, providing the opportunity to get to know other people with new babies.
Although the babies may not be indulging in all the Thanksgiving food, we did read a book about lots of food being eaten! You can click on the image to find out if the book is available or you can come into the library and look over the large selection of board books that are appropriate for babies.
We’ve had several questions about the storytime schedule for the week of Thanksgiving. The library will be closed on Thanksgiving day, so there will be no PlaySpace on Thursday, November 26. All of our other weekly children’s programs at the Main Library and the MacKay branch are happening next week, so take a break from your turkey and join us for storytime!
Today we read four stories about shoes and socks!
A Pair of Socks is the story of a lonely striped sock searching for its perfect match, but none of the socks it finds seems to be quite right. After the book, we played a sock-matching game of our own in which the children received socks with different colors and patterns, then we worked as a group to help each sock find its mate. Pattern recognition is an important early math concept, so games like this are a fun way to build skills your child will need for school and the world.
Sherman has so many shoes! Flip-flops, rain boots, tennis shoes, slippers… but which shoes does he wear for which activity? Does he wear his dress shoes at the beach? Are swimming flippers the right choice to wear to Grandma’s house? Which shoes would YOU choose?
Pete the Cat loves his white shoes so much, he sings a little song about them. But then, oh no! Pete doesn’t watch where he’s walking and he steps in all kinds of messes, turning his shoes all different colors. We enjoyed singing along with Pete as we read about his day. If you loved this book in storytime, you should know that it is part of a series! Click here to find more Pete the Cat books in the library catalog.
These ducks know how to party! They put on their fanciest socks and dance the night away. When things go amiss at their weekly bash, the ducks don’t let it ruin their spirits. They just buy new socks and start the countdown until next week’s sock-hop.