Toddler Time – Sharks

10/9/2015

Books we will read:

  • The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Ken Geist
  • Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale
  • Yummy, Yummy! Food for my Tummy! by Sam Lloyd

Let’s learn a new song!


After reading, let’s make a shark hat!

Glitzy In 1st Grade site--awesome project, kids love sharks!:
From Glitzy in 1st Grade

And enjoy our snack!


Some other books about Sharks in our library:

  • Fly Guy Presents: Sharsk by Tedd Arnold
  • Shark in the Park by Phil Roxbee Cox
  • The Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis
  • Shark and Lobster’s Amazing Undersea Adventure by Viviane Schwarz
  • Sharks = Tiburones by Valerie Weber
  • Sharks! by Anne Schreiber

Toddler Time – Pumpkins

10/2/2015

Books we will read:

  • 51O8AD0+7SL._SY411_BO1,204,203,200_ Autumn Orange by Christianne C Jones
  • 61hKhCWXsqL._SY484_BO1,204,203,200_ Ready for Pumpkins by Kate Duke
  • 51moTCghzdL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_ Chumpkin by Lisa Funari Willever

Let’s learn a new song!


After reading let’s paint a pumpkin!

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from Teaching 2 & 3 year olds

And then enjoy our snack!

Halloween Pumpkin Krispie Treats


Some other books in our library about Pumpkins:

  • The Magic Pumpkin by Bill Martin
  • Pumpkin Smile by Emily Chetkowski
  • Five Little Pumpkins by Iris VanRynback
  • How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara
  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles Schulz
  • Andy Shane and the Pumpkin Trick by Jennifer Jacobson
  • Berenstain Bears Prize Pumpkin by Stan Berenstain
  • Me and the Pumpkin Queen by Marlane Kennedy
  • Fierce Yellow Pumpkin by Margaret Wise Brown

Tell Me a Story – Cakes

08/24/2015
08/26/2015

Books we will read:

  • Cook-a-Doodle-Doo! by Janet Stevens
  • Zuzu’s Wishing Cake by Linda Michelin
  • Froggy Bakes a Cake by Jonathan London

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.


After we read we will make a counting cupcake

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no time for flashcards


Other Cake books at our library:

  • Cheesecake Cupcakes and other cake recipes by Brekka Hervey Larrew
  • Mr. Putter and Tabby Bake the Cake by Cynthia Rylant
  • Cherry the Cake Fairy by Daisy Meadows
  • The Great Cake Bake by Helen Ketteman
  • Who Made this Cake? by Chihiro Nakagawa
  • Cupcakes, cookies, and cakes by Tracy Maurer
  • Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming
  • Nina the Birthday Cake Fairy by Daisy Meadows
  • Frankenstein Takes the Cake by Adam Rex
  • The Magic Cake Shop by Meika Hashimoto

Toddler Time – Food

08/21/15

Books we will read:

  • 724514 Burger Boy by Alan Durant
  • index The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson
  • HungryCaterpillarThe Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Let’s Learn a New Song!

 

After reading our books we’ll make a very hungry caterpillar hat

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from Kreative in Kinder

And then enjoy our snack

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from Sugar Bee crafts


Some other great books in our library about Food

  •  Feeding time at the Zoo by Sherry Shahan
  • Food : a very first picture book by Nicola Tuxworth
  • Food Jokes by Pam Rosenberg
  • Dot and Dash Eat Their Dinner by Emma Dodd
  • Too Pickley! by Jean Reidy
  • Beetle McGrady East Bugs! by Megan McDonald
  • Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider
  • Bugs for Lunch by Margery Facklam
  • Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli by Barbara Jean Hicks
  • Ice Cream by Elisha Cooper
  • From Apples to Applesauce by Kristin Thoennes Keller
  • Food for Thought: the complete book of concepts for grown minds by Saxton Freymann
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
  • Peanut Butter & Cupcake! by Terry Border
  • Bunny Eats Lunch by Michael Dahl

Tell Me a Story – Colors

08/17/2015
08/19/2015

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

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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

08/14/2015

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

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from allkidsnetwork

After crafting we’ll enjoy duck sugar cookies

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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