Thursday, November 6, 2014

What We Read in Baby Story Time on November 6

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 November 13 at 10:15 AM. See you then!

Our Theme: Food!

Early Literacy Tip and Activity: Food provides a rich learning opportunity. Add to their vocabulary by looking at their food with all five senses (when possible) and using descriptive words.

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."
  • Sang "Do You Know the Muffin Man?"
  • Recited "Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake."

Thursday, October 23, 2014

What We Read in Baby Story Time on October 23

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 October 30 at 10:15 AM. See you then!

Our Theme: Halloween!

Early Literacy Tip and Activity: Talk to baby about everything s/he is seeing, feeling, or tasting during the Halloween season. You're helping build baby's vocabulary!

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 "I'm a Little Pumpkin."
  • Sang "The Itsy Bitsy Spider."
  • Recited "Pumpkin, Pumpkin sitting on a wall."

What We Read in Baby Story Time on October 16

Our theme of Monsters sounds scary but these monsters were not scary!

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 October 30 at 10:15 AM. See you then!

Our Theme: Monsters

Early Literacy Tip and Activity: Monster noises are a great way to build phonological awareness and develop the sounds baby will need for words. Pretend you are monsters! Make silly noises! Have fun!

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 "Two Little Eyes to Look Around."
  • Recited "Five Crazy Monsters Jumping on the Bed."
  • Recited "I'm bouncing, bouncing everywhere."

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What We Read at Morris Arboretum on October 14

Can you believe that just yesterday it was sunny and warm? With the weather, it was fun pretending we were in the jungle at Morris Arboretum.


Join us for Story Times a Morris Arboretum twice a month. Learn more here.

Our Theme: Fall!

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 "Autumn Leaves are falling down."
  • Recited "5 Little Pumpkins."
I'll be back in November!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

What We Read in Baby Story Time on October 9

We had a great group today! Our largest group yet!

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 October 16 at 10:15 AM. See you then!

Our Theme: Fall!

Early Literacy Tip and Activity: Seasons provide a great chance to build background knowledge. Talk to your baby about the world and how this happens every fall. Next fall, baby might surprise you with what s/he remembers!

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 "Five little pumpkins."
  • Sang "Autumn Leaves are falling down."
  • Recited "Pumpkin, Pumpkin" bounce rhyme.

What We Read in Baby Story Time on October 2

This is what we read on October 2nd. The library has been busy lately!

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 October 16 at 10:15 AM. See you then!

Our Theme: Colors!

Early Literacy Tip and Activity: Color books are a great way to introduce books to children and bring about print awareness. Use books to show them familiar things and mention what color they are. Talk about colors throughout the day!

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 "Baa, baa, black sheep."
  • Sang "Bumping up and down my little red wagon."

Thursday, September 25, 2014

What We Read at Baby Story Time on September 25

It was a wet and rainy day but we had a great turnout for Baby Story Time! 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 October 2 at 10:15 AM. See you then!

Our Theme: Fall!

Early Literacy Tip and Activity: The seasons provide a rich opportunity for vocabulary! When babies play in the leaves, you can talk to them about what they might be feeling, seeing, hearing (or not hearing) and more! Books, play, and talk are all easy ways to expand vocabulary. You never know what baby's first word (or words) might be!

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 "Autumn winds begin to blow/ Colored leaves fall fast and slow/ Twirling, whirling all around / Until, at last, they touch the ground."
  • Sang "Autumn Leaves are Falling Down."
  • Sang " Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."