Friday, September 19, 2014

What We Read at Baby Story Time on September 18

Baby Story Time had our second session this week. What is Baby Story Time? It is a special story time designed for babies and caregivers that includes books, rhymes, and songs. We meet for about 15 minutes and have a little playtime afterward. Baby Story Time happens Thursdays at 10:15 AM. Next session is September 25 at 10:15 AM. See you then!

Our Theme: Farms!

Early Literacy Tip and Activity: Animal sounds support phonological awareness. Play pretend and act like different animals and ask baby to try to imitate you!

What We Read

  

What We Did
  • Sang  my favorite opening and closings songs: "If You'd Like to Hear a Story" and "The More We Read Together."
  • Sang "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes."
  • Recited "This Little Cow" which is similar to "This Little Piggie."
  • Sang "This is the way the baby/farmer/jockey rides"

Friday, September 12, 2014

What We Read at Baby Story Time on September 9

Baby Story Time is BACK! What is Baby Story Time? It is a special story time designed for babies and caregivers that includes books, rhymes, and songs. We meet for about 15 minutes and have a little playtime afterward. Baby Story Time happens Thursdays at 10:15 AM. Next session is September 18 at 10:15 AM. See you then!

Our Theme: Peek-a-Boo!

Early Literacy Tip and Activity: Help build baby's background knowledge (all that knowledge they'll use as they start to understand their world)! Right now, baby is like a sponge and the world is his/her teacher. Help them by talk, talk, talking to them. Use descriptive words and talk about what they are doing or using or touching or passing by!

What We Read

 
What We Did
  • Sang  my favorite opening and closings songs: "If You'd Like to Hear a Story" and "The More We Read Together."
  • Sang "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes."
  • Sang "Clap/Wave/Hug Like Me" to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat.
  • Recited the "I Bounce/Tickle/Hug You" rhyme.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

What We Read at Morris Arboretum on September 9

Back to school time is here, but Story Time at Morris Arboretum continues! I made my way over there on September 9 to read stories about fall! The leaves haven't changed colors quite yet, but they will soon.

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."
  • Recited a rhyme called "Little Apple."
  • Sang "Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down."
Want to know what the words to the rhymes were? Send me a note through our "Contact Form" and select "Youth."

Want to learn more about Morris Arboretum Story Times? Visit here (book mark the site as they update it with the most current story times)!

Friday, August 1, 2014

What We Read at Stories in the Parks on July 29 & 30

This was the last week for Stories in the Park! We had great weather all summer and had a great time every session. I hope I'll see you in the library throughout the year.

Don't forget, if you joined our Summer Reading Club the last day to log your books into the log is August 5. You can still join and record all of your summer reading. The club opened on June 9 and goes until August 5. We're having our celebrations next week!

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 "Five little monkeys"
  • Sang "Old MacDonald Had a Farm."
  • Made animal noises!
  • Read Monday the Bullfrog.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

What We Read at Baby Story Time & Toddle Time on July 26

There is one more Saturday left to enjoy a special story time 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 Baby's World!

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 a rhyme: "Two Little Eyes."
  • Sang "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes."
  • Recited "I saw a little bird go, hop, hop, hop."

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!