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."

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)!