Read Across America on March 2nd

readacrossamericaMarch 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!

The National Education Association suggests reading a book today in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  We don’t have to read a book by Dr. Seuss himself.  In fact, it is better to read a book by a different author than to watch a film by Dr. Seuss today.

At storytime, after reading books, we had a piece of birthday cake to celebrate the day.

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We read one Dr. Seuss book in both the toddler and preschool storytimes:  The Foot Book.  Children helped stamp with their left and right feet.  This book has simple vocabulary and is shelved in our Easy Reader section.

 

Image of itemSometimes a picture of The Cat in the Hat appears on the spine of a book, and on the back, but the book was not written by Dr. Seuss.  I read one of those books to the preschool group.  It is Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman.
I love the goofy pictures and the simple text as well as the emphasis on colors, numbers, opposites and dogs!

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Continuing our celebration of the Lunar New Year, we read Let’s Count Goats! by Mem Fox, illustrated by Jan Thomas.  Those goats did a lot of crazy things, but we were able to count them all.

Everyone was tricked by the twist in the story The Doghouse by Jan Thomas. Image of itemIt was a pleasant surprise that ended with cake, so we ended our storytime with birthday cake.

~Maureen

Storytime, Friday, February 27, for children 12 months – 24 months

A great group gathered together today as we sang and read and danced.  Everyone (grown ups and children) did a really fabulous job today joining in and reading and singing.

The children and grownups listened to a book in front of the whole group called

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Then after some singing and dancing, everyone read the same board book together with lap sitting.  We read

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