Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What We Read at Stories in the Park July 22 & July 23

It has been hot the last few days, but luckily, Stories in the Park is in the shade and happens right before the day gets hot. There is one more week of Stories in the Park as Summer Reading start to wind down.

What We Read

What We Did
  • Sang my favorite opening and closing songs: "If You'd Like to Hear a Story" and "The More We Read Together."
  • Sang "The Alphabet Song" at Wentz Run.
  • Sang "One Little, Two Little, Three Little Dinosaurs."
  • Pretended we were dinosaurs with "Dinosaur, Dinosaur"
Stories in the Park at Wentz Run meets one last time for 2014 on Tuesday, July 29 at 10:30 AM.

Stories in the Park at Oxford Park meets one last time for 2014 on Wednesday, July 30 at 10:30 AM.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

What was read in Baby & Toddle Story Time - July 19

Until August 2, there is a special set of story times on Saturday for babies and toddlers. Babies meets at 10:15 AM and is for ages 6 months to 18 months. Toddlers meet at 11:15 AM and is for ages 19 months to 3 years. Hope you'll join us!

This week we enjoyed stories about colors!

What We Read

What We Did
  • Sang my favorite opening and closing songs to story time: "If You'd Like Hear a Story" and "The More We Read Together."
  • Recited "Baa, Baa Black Sheep" and changed the colors of our sheep as we sang.
  • Sang "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes."
  • In Baby Story Time, sang "Bumping Up and Down In My Little Red Wagon."
  • In Toddle Time, recited "Two Little Black Birds."
We'll meet again on Saturday, July 26. Only two sessions left until the fall!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

What We Read at Stories in the Park on July 15 & 16

Stories in the Park is where I bring the story time to you at the park. We'll read stories, sing songs, and even act a few things out. I'm at Wentz Run on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and Oxford Park on  Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. Hope you'll join us!

What We Read

 
What We Did
  • Sang my favorite opening and closing songs "If You'd like to Hear a Story" and "The More We Read Together."
  • Recited "Two Little Black Birds" finger rhyme
  • Acted out "Little Bird, Little Bird" actions (similar to Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear).
  • Guessed what Monday the Bull Frog ate.
I hope you'll join us next week for more stories!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What We Read at Stories in the Park - July 8 & 9

We had a great week for Stories in the Park (maybe a little warm though) at Wentz Run (Tuesday at 10:30 AM) and Oxford Park (Wednesday at 10:30 AM). Here's what we read!

 What We Read

What We Did
  • Sang my favorite opening and closing songs: "If You'd Like to Hear a Story" and "The More We Read Together."
  • Sang "Itsy Witsy Spider" three ways: Normal, small, and big.
  • Recited/Acted "The Garden in the Yard."

What Was Read - Baby Story Time & Toddle Time Saturday, July 12

This summer, we're having Baby Story Time (ages 6 months to 18 months) and Toddle Time (19 months to 3 years) on Saturday mornings at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM, respectively, until August 2nd. Both sessions will be similar, but I will swap or add a book to the Toddle Session. Here's what we read this week:

Theme: Animals!

What We Read
What We Did - Baby Story Time
  •  Sang my favorite opening and closing songs: "If You'd Like to Hear a Story" and "The More We Read Together."
  • Recited a rhyme about being a cat.
  • Recited "Leg over leg, the dog went to Dover."
  • Sang "This is the way the baby/farmer/jockey rides."
What We Did - Toddle Time
  •  Sang my favorite opening and closing songs: "If You'd Like to Hear a Story" and "The More We Read Together."
  • Recited a rhyme about being a cat.
  • Sang "Old MacDonald"
We hope you'll join us on Saturday, July 19!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Children's Events - Week of July 7

Have you joined our Summer Reading Club yet? Anyone can join! Grown-ups, teens, kids, and babies are all welcome to join in the Summer Reading Club fun!

Here's what we have happening this week:

Monday, July 7
Tuesday, July 8
Wednesday, July 9
Thursday, July 10
Friday, July 11
  • Miss Michelle's Story-Guitar Time at Blue Bell at 10:30 AM
Saturday, July 12
For these events and more, visit our Kids Page here! Or follow on Twitter @WVPLYouth

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

What We Read at Morris Arboretum on July 1

The circus is in town at Morris Arboretum! It is Circus Week at the Garden Railway. If you have not see the Garden Railway, check it out. It's a small garden with a variety of model trains making their way around the tracks. For train lovers, this is an absolute delight, especially when you're trying to follow the train. I've had the chance to visit it twice so far and I'm just as excited about the different trains as the children you see there.

Our Theme: Circus and trains!

What We Read


What We Did
  • Sang my favorite opening and closing songs "If you'd like to hear a story" and "The more we read together." 
  • Sang "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."
  • Sang "The Alphabet Song."
  • Acted out "Circus Clown," a rhyme similar to "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear."

I'll be back at Morris Arboretum on August 5th at 10:30 AM! Sign up!