Friday, April 18, 2014

April Lego Club Pictures!

Did you join us for Lego Club in April? We met on April 10 and April 17 at 4:30 PM. We provided the Legos, kids and parents provided the imagination. Check out our themes and our creations here.

April 10 - Theme: CREATURE BOTS.
Part Creature. Part Robot. All awesome!



April 17 - Theme: LIBRARY
It's National Library Week!


See you on May 8th at 4:30 PM for our next Lego Club!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Baby Story Time - What Was Read - April 17

I've been getting over a cold of some sort (and an awesome Saturday!) so I've been a little behind. Baby Story Time still met today to a good size crew and some new faces!

Baby Story Time at Blue Bell is a story time session geared specifically toward babies (ages 6 months to 18 months). We'll read stories, sing songs, chant rhymes, and play with baby! Baby Story Time is also an event for parents and caregivers to learn about early literacy skills to help prepare baby for reading as well as to help foster a love of reading. We meet Thursdays, at 10:15 AM.

Them: Ducks!

What Was 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: "Five Little Ducks Swimming in a Lake"
  • Recited: "I Saw a Little Duck Go Hop, Hop, Hop."
  • Recited: "Trot, Trot to Boston."

Monday, April 14, 2014

Children's Events - Week of April 14

Happy National Library Week!

Here's what we have happening this week:

Monday, April 14

  • Story-Guitar Time with Miss Michell at Blue Bell at 10:30 AM.
Tuesday, April 15
  • Story-Guitar Time with Miss Michelle at Ambler at 10:30 AM. 
  • Bowling for Preschoolers at Ambler at 11 AM.
  • Magic and Illusion Show: Learning Magic Thru Books at Blue Bell at 7 PM.
Wednesday, April 16
  • Story-Guitar Time with Miss Michelle at Blue Bell at 4:30 PM.
  • Middle School Book Group at Ambler at 4:30 PM. Learn more here.
Thursday, April 17
  • Baby Story Time at 10:15 AM with Ms. Tegan at Blue Bell.
  • Story-Guitar Time with Miss Michelle at Ambler at 4:30 PM
  • Lego Club at Blue Bell at 4:30 PM 
  • Steven Wallach's Magic and Mind Reading Show at Ambler at 7 PM.
Friday, April 18
  • WVPL Blue Bell and Ambler are closed for the Holiday.
Saturday, April 19
  • WVPL Blue Bell and Ambler are closed for the Holiday. 
For these events and more, visit our Kids Page here! Or follow on Twitter @WVPLYouth

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Children's Events - Week of April 7

Here's what we have happening this week:



Wednesday, April 9
  • Story-Guitar Time with Miss Michelle at Blue Bell at 4:30 PM
Thursday, April 10
Friday, April 11
  • Story-Guitar Time with Miss Michelle at Blue Bell at 10:30 AM.
Saturday, April 12
  • Stripes of All Types Book Trail and Touch-a-Truck at Lower Gwynedd Township Building at 10 AM to 11 AM! Learn more here.
  • Art with Benita at 10:30 AM at Ambler. Please call Ambler for details and sign-up.
  • 2nd Family Movie Matinee at 1:30 PM at Blue Bell. Check out movie details here.
  • Egg Hunt int he Library at 3:15 PM at Blue Bell. Bring a basket! Learn more here.
For these events and more, visit our Kids Page here! Or follow on Twitter @WVPLYouth

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Baby Story Time - What Was Read - April 3

Despite the lovely weather we had a great crowd for Baby Story Time today! It was also a fun session today because we had lots and lots of bounce rhymes! Read on to see what we did today.

Baby Story Time at Blue Bell is a story time session geared specifically toward babies (ages 6 months to 18 months). We'll read stories, sing songs, chant rhymes, and play with baby! Baby Story Time is also an event for parents and caregivers to learn about early literacy skills to help prepare baby for reading as well as to help foster a love of reading. We meet Thursdays, at 10:15 AM.

Theme: Bunny rabbits!

What Was 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/sang: "I wish I were a bunny."
  • Sang: "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes."
  • Recited the rhyme: "Little Rabbit."
  • Recited the rhyme: "Me and my horse."
Early Literacy Tip
  • Something I haven't talked a lot about here is Print Awareness. Aside from helping you, the rhyme cards I use every time show baby that there is something on that card that you're reading. Reading is how you can expose baby to print from pointing to parts of the book to point out the words on the page.
     

What Was Read - Morris Arboretum Story Time - April 1

Story Time at the library was no joke for April 1st! We had a small group meet at WVPL for stories and songs and rhymes about birds! This is the last Morris Arboretum Story Time at a library. We'll be back at Morris Arboretum on April 29 at 10:30 AM.

Curious as to what "Morris Arboretum Story Time" is about? Check out this link for more.

What Was Read

  • Feathers For Lunch by Lois Ehlert.:- JJ EHL
    • The cat is bored of his regular food so when the door is accidentally left open, the cat sneaks out for a feathered treat, only to find that those birds can outsmart him for a few reasons!
  •  Birds by Tracey Crawford. - J 598 CRA (Creature Comparisons series)
    • This is actually a very simple nonfiction book that explains birds to young children.
  •  An Egg is Quiet  by Diana Aston ; illustrated by Sylvia Long. - J 594.4 AST
    • Do you know about eggs? In this special book, readers learn about eggs. A highlight for this one was the chance for children to find the egg in one spread (it isn't as easy as it looks)!
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."
  • Recited: "I saw a little bird go hop, hop, hop..."
  • Recited: "Two Little Black Birds."
I hope you'll join me next time!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Baby Story Time - What Was Read - March 27

The snow is gone and flowers are starting to come up! We met for Baby Story Time today with new friends and old. Here is what we read:
 
Baby Story Time at Blue Bell is a story time session geared specifically toward babies (ages 6 months to 18 months). We'll read stories, sing songs, chant rhymes, and play with baby! Baby Story Time is also an event for parents and caregivers to learn about early literacy skills to help prepare baby for reading as well as to help foster a love of reading. We meet Thursdays, at 10:15 AM.

Theme: On the farm

What Was 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 a rhyme about "5 Clean Pigs."
  • Sang "Old MacDonald Had a Farm."
  • Bounced to "This is the way a baby/farmer/jockey rides"
Early Literacy Tip
  • Animal sounds are a great way to practice phonological awareness. The different, short sounds animals make help baby hear the shorter sounds that are in words. In play, make the animal noises as best as you can.
     
    Hope to see you next time!