Tell Me a Story – Cakes


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

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


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

from Kreative in Kinder

And then enjoy our snack

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


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

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