Tell Me a Story – Colors


Books we will read:

  • 51giyo5yRUL._SX400_BO1,204,203,200_ Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
  • 61ZqEsKT3aL._SX423_BO1,204,203,200_ Quite Bunny’s Many Colors by Lisa McCue
  • 134028 My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss

Early Literacy Tip

After our books we will make rainbow paper

the science kiddo

Other great color books at the library:

  • Color by Melinda Lilly
  • What Color is it? = Que Color es Este? by Pamela Zagarenski
  • Star Wars Colors
  • I See Colors
  • What Color is the Sea? = De Que Color es el Mar? by Silvia Dubovoy
  • Paddington’s Colors by Michael Bond
  • Red Sings from Treetops: a year in colors by Joyce Sidman
  • Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson

Toddler Time – Nursery Rhymes


Books we will read:

  • teddy+bears Teddy Bears, Teddy Bears by Harriet Ziefert
  • 6193C55PYHL Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg
  • F003Sch5Ducks Five Little Ducks by Ivan Bates

Let’s Learn a Nursery Rhyme!

After reading our books we’ll make a pond with 5 little ducks swimming in it

from allkidsnetwork

After crafting we’ll enjoy duck sugar cookies


Some other great books in our library about Nursery Rhymes

  •  Counting Your Way: Number Nursery Rhymes by Terry Pierce
  • Out Came the Sun: A Day in Nursery Rhymes by Heather Collins
  • Grandmother’s Nursery Rhymes: Lullabies, Tongue Twisters and Riddles from South America by Nelly Palacio Jaramillo
  • My First Hidden Pictures: Nursery Rhymes and Hidden Pictures Puzzles by Highlights for Children
  • My Village: Rhymes from Around the World by Danielle Wright

Pat-a-Cake Pals – Jungle


Book we will read:

  • 51BhWqVq-HL._SY423_BO1,204,203,200_ If You’re Happy and You Know It by James Warhola

Early Literacy Tip:

Read together every day.

Read to your child every day. Make this a warm and loving time when the two of you can cuddle close together. Bedtime is an especially great time for reading together.

Rhyme: “All The Monkeys In The Zoo
All the monkeys in the zoo touch their toes, touch their toes, touch their toes. All the monkeys in the zoo touch their toes, Just like I do!
All the monkeys in the zoo tickle their tummies, tickle their tummies, tickle their tummies. All the monkeys in the zoo tickle their tummies, Just like I do!
All the monkeys in the zoo jump up and down, Jump up and down, Jump up and down. All the monkeys in the zoo jump up and down, Just like I do!”

Puppet Song: “Jungle Boogie”


Sensory Idea – Finger Painting a lion
from craftulate

Tell Me a Story – Pets


Books we will read:

  • 51lq56IFkLL._SX496_BO1,204,203,200_ The Best Pet Ever by Victoria Roberts
  • 51tYN982UNL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_ The Perfect Pet by Margie Palatini
  • index1 Prudence Wants a Pet by Cathleen Daly

Early Literacy Tip

Know when to stop.

If your child loses interest or has trouble paying attention, just put the book away for a while. Don’t continue reading if your child is not enjoying it.

After reading we will make a bird in a bird cage

Holly’s Arts and Crafts Corner

Some other great books over pets at our library:

  • Pet Boy by Keith Graves
  • Origami Pets by Lisa Miles
  • The House of a Million Pets by Ann Hodgman
  • Pocket Pets by Alvin Silverstein
  • Pet Shop Lullaby by Mary Ann Fraser
  • Pet Science: Purr-fectly woof-worthy activities for you & your pets by Veronika Alice Gunter
  • Don’t Take Your Snake for a Stroll by Karin Ireland
  • I’m Allergic to Pets by Maria Nelson

Toddler Time – Space


Books we will read:

  • moon.jpeg On the Moon by Anna Milbourne
  • 5164R1-Ou8L._SY331_BO1,204,203,200_ A Trip into Space by Lori Houran
  • 51DgQzTFCIL._SX414_BO1,204,203,200_ Moon Plane by Peter McCarty

Let’s Learn a New Song!

After reading our books we’ll make a space picture with foam stickers

from storytime katie

After crafting we’ll enjoy some starry night cupcakes

1048-Constellation-Cupcakesby piecesbypolly

Some other great books in our library about Space (for all ages)

  • Space Suits by Deborah Shearer
  • How Do You Burp in Space? by Susan Goodman
  • Space Jokes by Pam Rosenberg
  • Blinky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires
  • Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian
  • Space Math by Kieran Walsh
  • Sardine in Outer Space by Emmanuel Guibert
  • Space Disasters by Michael Woods
  • Really, Really Big Questions about Space and Time by Mark Brake
  • Zathura: A Space Adventure by Chris Van Allsburg
  • LEGO City: 3, 2, 1 Liftoff! by Sonia Sander
  • Planet Origami: Cosmic Paper Folding for kids by Steve Biddle

Tell Me a Story – Birds


Books we will read:

  • 51d0bk1kcYL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_ Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard
  • birds Birds by Kevin Henkes
  • ThereIsaBird1 There is a Bird on Your Head! by Mo Willems

Early Literacy Tip:

Read with fun in your voice.

Read to your child with humor and expression. Use different voices for different characters. Ham it up!

After reading our books we will make a paper bird

kids activity blog

Some other great books about birds in our library

  • Caring for your Bird by Lynn Hamilton
  • Bird Paradise by Terry Jennings
  • Bird & Birdie in a Fine Day by Ethan Long
  • Bird by David Burnie
  • Origami Birds and Butterflies by Lisa Miles
  • Why Why Why Can’t Penguins Fly? : and other chirpy questions about birds! by Camilla De la Bedoyere
  • How to Have Fun Making Birdhouses and Birdfeeders
  • In the Nest by Anna Milbourne
  • Seven Hungry Babies by Candace Fleming

Pat-a-Cake Pals – Farm


Books we will read:

  • 91KaelGpwPL Big Read Barn by Margaret Brown Wise
  • 51Qu3cJHt+L._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_ Hide and Seek Harry on the Farm by Kenny Harrison
  • 51TNP555E5L._SX392_BO1,204,203,200_ Animals at the Farm by Gladys Rosa- Mendoza

Early Literacy Tip:

Animal noises are great first sounds for babies. Sounds come before words!

Rhyme: “This Little Piggy”
This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed home,
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
This little piggy went…
Wee, wee, wee, all the way home!

Puppet Song: “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”


Sensory idea – Sticky Sheep
from two-daloo