We had more preschool children than toddlers this week, which is a good thing. This storytime is designed for children ages 2.5 to 5 years old, but very often young siblings are in the room. If the attention span of too many of the children is very limited, I don’t read the books I had planned.
This week I read long stories.
The dinosaurs were familiar after reading about their behavior at Chanukah last week. I am happy to report they are still on their best behavior.
I read the Night Before Christmas – perhaps for the parents and grandparents. I’m not sure young children enjoy this poem, but as you grow older if brings back great memories. I think it bridges many generations.
What Can I Give Him? is based on a poem by Christina Rossetti. Each 2 page spread shows a contemporary family and a family from 2000 years ago. We cross the 2 millennia when we respond to that question.
Finally we follow a very matter-of-fact boy named Kevin. “Hi, I am Kevin. We have a tree at my house. But it is not outside; it is inside the house.” Kevin narrates his days leading up to Christmas.
We will not meet for storytimes on Mondays until January 25! I hope to see many of you during your visits to the library before then. We will offer Dance Parties on Tuesday January 5, 12 and 19 at 10:00 am. Come to sing and dance to traditional songs like the Chicken Dance and the Hokey Pokey.
Happy New Year to all those I will not see again before January.