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October 20, 2020
Move to Learn
Learn fun strategies to incorporate early math concepts into everyday activities you can do at home. In this third video, Children's Librarian Ms. Carol will show you how to move around with your little ones while learning about numbers and quantities. An interactive time for 1-6 year olds and their parents or caregivers. Move to Learn was developed by Project Child Success partners, and funded by Boeing.
October 16, 2020, 10 am
Preschool Power Storytime
Join Miss Bonnie for stories, songs, fingerplays and more. The library building is closed, but we can meet online! Reading, rhyming, singing, and talking inspire literacy and language development, the foundations of learning. Storytime is structured to help show parents and caregivers how they can help their child interact with books and develop early literacy skills, too! Especially for ages 3 to 5. Please register for the Zoom meetings to attend.
October 15, 2020
Ms. Carol and Ms. Debi sing songs and move around to the accompaniment of the piano. We also take time to listen to the book Smashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino. Singing and dancing along are highly encouraged! Recommended for caregivers to share with children 1-6 years old. Smashy Town is read with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.
October 6, 2020
Move To Learn
Learn fun strategies to incorporate early math concepts into everyday activities you can do at home. In this first video, Children's Librarian Ms. Carol will show you how to move around with your little ones while learning about basic shapes. An interactive time for 1-6 year olds and their parents or caregivers. Move to Learn was developed by Project Child Success partners, and funded by Boeing.
October 1, 2020
Join Ms Carol and Ms Debi as they sing, dance and get moving to fun songs! This program is approximately 12 minutes long and is recommended for ages 6 and younger. Click here for last week's episode! Wrapping Paper Romp is read with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.
Want to pair this song with a book? Try out Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, available as an e-book from Tumblebooks with your library card.
Want to pair this song with a book? Try out All Aboard the Dinotrain by Suzanne Santillan and illustrated by Atilio Pernisco, available as an e-book from Tumblebooks with your library card.
Want to pair this song with a book? Try out Wiggle by Durga Bernhard, available as an e-book from Tumblebooks with your library card.
Here’s a polar bear craft you can make. Guess what I like to do? I like to glue on cotton balls instead of glitter, to make the bear fuzzy. It’s even better if your little one pulls the balls apart- which is great for hand-eye coordination, and developing strength in those hand muscles needed for writing. Of course, crayons or markers are fun, too.
Here’s a caterpillar craft you can make. You can glue it onto paper, if you don’t want to make a puppet!
How about making a mask? Masks invite kids to use their imagination—perhaps you will invent a new story!
Here’s a fun craft to make a turtle. If you don’t have a potato masher, your preschooler can draw the body.
Go outside and look at the clouds. Can you find some interesting shapes? Afterward, here are several crafts to go with It Looked Like Spilt Milk. I like the one with paint blots, but you can choose your favorite!
Here’s a math craft to go with The Doorbell Rang. And.... instead of making paper cookies, you could even use real cookies—YUM!
Carrot seeds are pretty easy to grow, but they take 2-3 weeks to germinate. If you’d rather try the paper version, here’s a link to a coloring page. And if you want it to look like it’s growing in dirt, mix a little cocoa powder with a tiny bit of water and paint it over the carrot!
Here’s a fun moon craft for you!
Another option is to mix flour and water to make a paste. Create a moon by spreading a circle of this paste on some heavy paper or cardboard, then add texture by pressing a small object into the paste to make craters. Let it dry, and you have a 3-D moon!
Here is a pie craft you can make—and it smells good, too! If you want another option, weave strips of paper to make the top into a lattice crust. Great fine motor skill practice for little fingers!
Here are FIVE, count them FIVE activities to enjoy, based on this book.
My favorite is the Colorful Painted Handprint Keepsakes. Which one do YOU like best?
How about some science today? Check out these wind activities!
Encourage kids to make greeting cards for people who are special to them. They can draw pictures that show how they feel about the people. First, ask children to close their eyes and imagine the people to whom they are sending their greetings and why the people are important. Then, after children complete their greeting cards, suggest that they write greetings at the top of their cards or questions they might like to ask. If possible, deliver them to the special people.