Storytime: I Can Do Hard Things

Storytime: I Can Do Hard Things

Storytime: I Can Do Hard Things

Picture a book from the 1930’s! This month we are reading children’s books published in the 1930’s. This week, we read, “The Little Engine That Could.” This story is a great kick-off to problem-solving and showing children that they can do hard things. In addition to these books and activities about problem-solving, try some of the activities at Empowered Parents, because as we all know, “I thought I could. I thought I could. I thought I could…”

Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

 Approaches to Learning — Using books and stories to help children think of their own solutions to problems helps them develop problem-solving skills. Researchers have found that having ideas for tackling problems helps children in learning new tasks and handling social situations.

- Lambert

Activity

Read a book with your child that revolves around a problem solving situation. Introduce the book by setting up the problem. On the page where the problem is revealed, you can ask, “What are some things you might do to… (solve the problem)?” Or, if you prefer, you can come back to that page and ask the question after finishing the book.

Books Presented

The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

Although she is not very big, the Little Blue Engine agrees to try to pull a stranded train full of toys over the mountain.

Can I Play Too? by Mo Willems

Elephant and Piggie learn to play catch with their new friend Snake

 

How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers

Eager to have a star of his own, a boy devises imaginative ways of catching one.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

The Wheels on the Track Go Clackety-Clack

Tune of “Wheels on the Bus”
The wheels on the train go clickety-clack
Clickety-clack, clickety-clack
The wheels on the train go clickety-clack
All along the track

Other verses:
The whistle on the train goes toot, toot, toot…
The conductor on the train says, “Ticket, please!”…
The people on the train go bounce, bounce, bounce…
The engine on the train goes chug, chug, chug…

 

This is the Way

This is the way we bounce the ball,
bounce the ball, bounce the ball,
This is the way we bounce the ball,
when we play basketball.
Kick the ball…
When we play soccer.

Hike the ball…
When we play football.
Swing the bat…
When we play baseball.

 

Crafts and Activities

What feeling is Pooh Bear feeling while he's in the sky?

Make this cute little train!

Additional Books

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

In order to ensure her popularity, Camilla Cream always does what is expected, until the day arrives when she no longer recognizes herself.

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.

Bear's New Friend by Karma Wilson

Bear and his friends persuade a bashful owl to play with them.

A Big Guy Took My Ball! by Mo Willems

Piggie is upset because a whale took the ball she found, but Gerald finds a solution that pleases all of them.

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Storytime: I Can Do Hard Things

Picture a book from the 1930's! This month we are reading children's books published in the 1930's. This week, we read, "The Little Engine That Could." This story is a great kick-off to problem-solving and showing children that they can do hard things. In addition to...

Storytime: Winnie the Pooh – BEARS & FEELINGS

Join us this month as retell the story of Winnie-the-Pooh. His logic is always impressive with thoughts like, "People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day." We hope you enjoy the bear tales this week as you do the impossible... nothing!Join us Monday,...

Storytime: SLEDS

It's winter and the Olympic Games are just around the corner. You might consider talking with your child about the science behind winter and how people move on skis, skates, and sleds. Don't be afraid to use and explain "big" words such as evaporation, friction, and...

Storytime: Skis

It's winter and the Olympic Games are just around the corner. You might consider talking with your child about the science behind winter and how people move on skis, skates, and sleds. Don't be afraid to use and explain "big" words such as evaporation, friction, and...

Storytime: SNOW

Snow has joined us at the library! Find fun books and activities centered around "S"NOWJoin us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Ages 2-5Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play Tip Grownups, we know that making...

Storytime: Mail

"M" is for mail! Take a moment and talk about the mail with your child. How do you mail a letter or a package? Where does it go after you put it in the mailbox? Who delivers the letter? Then have fun writing and mailing a letter to a relative or friend. Some of the...

Storytime: Moose

Did you know that moose are one of the most mischievous characters in the animal kingdom, their front legs are longer than their back legs, and they LOVE to swim? Discover more things about this large deer with these books and activities. Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and...

Storytime: Mystery

In November, we will learn about the letter, "M"! Of course, we might have a mystery to solve, too. So, look at the clues in these stories and activities, and see if you can solve a mystery.Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30...

Storytime: Halloween!

BOO!There will be a special STORY TIME TRICK-OR-TREAT on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH. Come dressed up for fun Halloween stories and trick-or-treating! Choose one time: 10:30 · 11:30 · 12:30. Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in...

Storytime: Horses

Clippity-clop, clippity-clop! Whoa... STOP! Children love everything about horses: they way they run, eat, and when they talk to each other. Find out a little more about these appealing creatures with these books and activities.Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays...

Storytime: Winnie the Pooh – BEARS & FEELINGS

Storytime: Winnie the Pooh – BEARS & FEELINGS

Storytime: Winnie the Pooh – BEARS & FEELINGS

Join us this month as retell the story of Winnie-the-Pooh. His logic is always impressive with thoughts like, “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” We hope you enjoy the bear tales this week as you do the impossible… nothing!

Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Both music and art can help to convey a mood. Pictures can enhance the words of a book and reinforce the mood that the author is trying to convey. Awareness of the relationship between words and pictures contributes to a child’s depth of expression.

- Lambert

Activity

See how “singing” the book “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” to the melody of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” enhances the illustrations. Since it is a common melody, encourage your child to sing the words of the book with you.

Books Presented

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends, in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin

Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.

 

Discovery Kit: BEARS

This Discovery Kit includes a collection of fun books and games all about BEARS! 

Bear Dreams by Elisha Cooper

One autumn afternoon a bear cub disobeys his mother and his father and goes outside to play with his friends.

This bear cub, you see, does not want to go to sleep for the winter, or even for one minute. This bear cub has big ideas and big plans and big dreams. Bear dreams.

 

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Bears Eat Honey

A bear eats honey
(pretend to eat)
He thinks it’s yummy
In his tummy
(rub tummy)
But the bees don’t think it’s funny!
Buzzzzzzzzzzzz!
(make buzzing noise)

Crafts and Activities

What feeling is Pooh Bear feeling while he's in the sky?

Make trees for the 100 Hundred Acre Wood!

Additional Books

Please Please the Bees by Gerald Kelley

Life is sweet for Benedict. Every morning he wakes up to find jars of fresh honey on his back porch. He makes honey toast for breakfast, bakes honey cake in the afternoon, and drinks honey tea before bed. But one day, the jars on Benedict’s porch are empty. The bees in his backyard have gone on strike! They are tired of doing all the work around the hive. What can Benedict do to make the bees happy and bring sweetness back to his days?

Beware! by Bob Raczka

Using words made up of only the five letters “beware,” a little bear named Abe and a bee named Bree, who have been warned about each other, compete for the flowers in their meadow, but end up as friends willing to put aside their differences and share

Eat Up Bear by Terry Pierce

Black bears just want to eat! Juicy berries, crunchy nuts, tender grubs, and sticky honey–that’s good bear food. But if park visitors don’t watch out, their food will be bear food, too! Bouncy rhyming text and vibrant pictures share how families can do their part to keep bears safe and thriving.”

My Love is All Around by Danielle McLean

Mommy Bear shows Baby Bear how love is all around them no matter where they go and what they do! Join Mommy Bear and Baby Bear as they discover that love is all around them.

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Storytime: I Can Do Hard Things

Picture a book from the 1930's! This month we are reading children's books published in the 1930's. This week, we read, "The Little Engine That Could." This story is a great kick-off to problem-solving and showing children that they can do hard things. In addition to...

Storytime: Winnie the Pooh – BEARS & FEELINGS

Join us this month as retell the story of Winnie-the-Pooh. His logic is always impressive with thoughts like, "People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day." We hope you enjoy the bear tales this week as you do the impossible... nothing!Join us Monday,...

Storytime: SLEDS

It's winter and the Olympic Games are just around the corner. You might consider talking with your child about the science behind winter and how people move on skis, skates, and sleds. Don't be afraid to use and explain "big" words such as evaporation, friction, and...

Storytime: Skis

It's winter and the Olympic Games are just around the corner. You might consider talking with your child about the science behind winter and how people move on skis, skates, and sleds. Don't be afraid to use and explain "big" words such as evaporation, friction, and...

Storytime: SNOW

Snow has joined us at the library! Find fun books and activities centered around "S"NOWJoin us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Ages 2-5Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play Tip Grownups, we know that making...

Storytime: Mail

"M" is for mail! Take a moment and talk about the mail with your child. How do you mail a letter or a package? Where does it go after you put it in the mailbox? Who delivers the letter? Then have fun writing and mailing a letter to a relative or friend. Some of the...

Storytime: Moose

Did you know that moose are one of the most mischievous characters in the animal kingdom, their front legs are longer than their back legs, and they LOVE to swim? Discover more things about this large deer with these books and activities. Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and...

Storytime: Mystery

In November, we will learn about the letter, "M"! Of course, we might have a mystery to solve, too. So, look at the clues in these stories and activities, and see if you can solve a mystery.Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30...

Storytime: Halloween!

BOO!There will be a special STORY TIME TRICK-OR-TREAT on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH. Come dressed up for fun Halloween stories and trick-or-treating! Choose one time: 10:30 · 11:30 · 12:30. Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in...

Storytime: Horses

Clippity-clop, clippity-clop! Whoa... STOP! Children love everything about horses: they way they run, eat, and when they talk to each other. Find out a little more about these appealing creatures with these books and activities.Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays...

Storytime: SLEDS

Storytime: SLEDS

Storytime: SLEDS

It’s winter and the Olympic Games are just around the corner. You might consider talking with your child about the science behind winter and how people move on skis, skates, and sleds. Don’t be afraid to use and explain “big” words such as evaporation, friction, and movement, and try some of the activities below! Also, help us celebrate the Library’s Centennial Celebration, and pick up a Books for Balloons Read ‘n Track sheet at the Children’s Reference desk.

Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Zoom, Zoom Zoom is a favorite game for many children. This exciting rhyme let’s the children count down to a lift-off at zero. Try this new winter version, “Snowflakes in the Sky,” where children can sing the same melody, but count up to ten. This rhyme is a great skill-builder for understanding sequencing, the order in which something takes place.

Activity

Using some cotton balls, pretend show is falling by throwing the cotton balls in the air. You can also use a towel or sheet like a parachute make the “snow” bounce in the air as you count them.

Books Presented

Red Sled by Patricia Thomas

 A boy and his father lift one another’s spirits by going sledding on a winter’s night.

Cold Turkey by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Kirsti Call

A bundled-up turkey gives away pieces of its own winter clothing to chilly animal friends.

 

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Here’s a Hill

Here’s a hill
(tilt left arm so that it forms a hill)
And here’s a hill
(tilt right arm so that it forms a hill)
All covered with snow
(raise hands up, bring down in snow motion)
I’ll put on my coat
(put coat on)
And jump on my sled
(hold the rope of a sled)
And ZOOM, down the hill I will go!
(clap hands, slid hands down)

Snowflakes in the Sky

Tune of “Zoom, Zoom, Zoom”

Fly, fly fly there’s snowflakes in the sky.
Fly, fly fly there’s snowflakes in the sky.
If you want to catch them all, count the snowflakes as they fall.
Fly, fly fly there’s snowflakes in the sky.
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

PBS Kids Molly of Denali Sled Dog Dash

Follow the link below to go play a fun SLED game on PBS KIDS!

Crafts and Activities

Sledding is SO FUN!

WAHOO! Make your own sled and passengers!

Additional Books

The Special Snowman - an animated book from Storyberries!

 A family has a lovely day playing in the snowy snow!

A Sled for Gabo by Emma Otheguy

Gabo, shy with other children and having no sled or winter clothing, yearns to go sledding and his neighbor’s granddaughter, Isa, helps him find a way.

Max and Marla by Alexandra Boiger

Max and Marla are best friends. And aspiring Olympians! With their eyes on the prize, they know exactly what it’ll take to reach sledding success: preparation, practice and perseverance”– Provided by publisher.

Snow Falls by Kate Gardner

An introduction to the magic, beauty and fun of snow for very young readers, perfect for fans of Ezra Jack Keats’ classic The Snowy Day. Snow softens, snow tricks, snow tracks, snow glows and snow snows and snows and snows, transforming a small village into a winter wonderland. A girl and her dog set out and make the most of every snow-filled moment: sledding, building snowmen and snow forts, making snow angels (and snow dogs), and drinking cocoa by a cozy fire as the snow continues to fall

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Storytime: I Can Do Hard Things

Picture a book from the 1930's! This month we are reading children's books published in the 1930's. This week, we read, "The Little Engine That Could." This story is a great kick-off to problem-solving and showing children that they can do hard things. In addition to...

Storytime: Winnie the Pooh – BEARS & FEELINGS

Join us this month as retell the story of Winnie-the-Pooh. His logic is always impressive with thoughts like, "People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day." We hope you enjoy the bear tales this week as you do the impossible... nothing!Join us Monday,...

Storytime: SLEDS

It's winter and the Olympic Games are just around the corner. You might consider talking with your child about the science behind winter and how people move on skis, skates, and sleds. Don't be afraid to use and explain "big" words such as evaporation, friction, and...

Storytime: Skis

It's winter and the Olympic Games are just around the corner. You might consider talking with your child about the science behind winter and how people move on skis, skates, and sleds. Don't be afraid to use and explain "big" words such as evaporation, friction, and...

Storytime: SNOW

Snow has joined us at the library! Find fun books and activities centered around "S"NOWJoin us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Ages 2-5Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play Tip Grownups, we know that making...

Storytime: Mail

"M" is for mail! Take a moment and talk about the mail with your child. How do you mail a letter or a package? Where does it go after you put it in the mailbox? Who delivers the letter? Then have fun writing and mailing a letter to a relative or friend. Some of the...

Storytime: Moose

Did you know that moose are one of the most mischievous characters in the animal kingdom, their front legs are longer than their back legs, and they LOVE to swim? Discover more things about this large deer with these books and activities. Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and...

Storytime: Mystery

In November, we will learn about the letter, "M"! Of course, we might have a mystery to solve, too. So, look at the clues in these stories and activities, and see if you can solve a mystery.Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30...

Storytime: Halloween!

BOO!There will be a special STORY TIME TRICK-OR-TREAT on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH. Come dressed up for fun Halloween stories and trick-or-treating! Choose one time: 10:30 · 11:30 · 12:30. Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in...

Storytime: Horses

Clippity-clop, clippity-clop! Whoa... STOP! Children love everything about horses: they way they run, eat, and when they talk to each other. Find out a little more about these appealing creatures with these books and activities.Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays...

Storytime: Skis

Storytime: Skis

Storytime: Skis

It’s winter and the Olympic Games are just around the corner. You might consider talking with your child about the science behind winter and how people move on skis, skates, and sleds. Don’t be afraid to use and explain “big” words such as evaporation, friction, and movement, and try some of the activities below! Also, help us celebrate the Library’s Centennial Celebration, and pick up a Books for Balloons Read ‘n Track sheet at the Children’s Reference desk.

Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Zoom, Zoom Zoom is a favorite game for many children. This exciting rhyme let’s the children count down to a lift-off at zero. Try this new winter version, “Snowflakes in the Sky,” where children can sing the same melody, but count up to ten. This rhyme is a great skill-builder for understanding sequencing, the order in which something takes place.

Activity

Using some cotton balls, pretend show is falling by throwing the cotton balls in the air. You can also use a towel or sheet like a parachute make the “snow” bounce in the air as you count them.

Books Presented

Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen

An encounter with a moose while they are learning to ski provides Mr. Magee and his dog with some unexpected excitement.

Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda

In this interactive picture book, the reader must help Bunny stay on course as he skies down the slope.

 

A Cozy Goodnight by Linda Ashman

A rhyming bedtime story about a little boy and some animal characters that touches on the concept of hibernation.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Snowflakes in the Sky

Tune of “Zoom, Zoom, Zoom”
Fly, fly fly there’s snowflakes in the sky.
Fly, fly fly there’s snowflakes in the sky.
If you want to catch them all, count the snowflakes as they fall.
Fly, fly fly there’s snowflakes in the sky.
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

It’s Wintertime, You Know

Tune of “Farmer in the Dell”

It’s wintertime, you know;
We will have some snow!
We might see some *snowflakes then,
It’s wintertime, you know.

*skater, skiers, sledders

Crafts and Activities

Look at the penguin skiing down the hill!

Send your skier down the hill with this cool craft

Additional Books

Search our catalog for other fun WINTER story books at the Library

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Storytime: I Can Do Hard Things

Picture a book from the 1930's! This month we are reading children's books published in the 1930's. This week, we read, "The Little Engine That Could." This story is a great kick-off to problem-solving and showing children that they can do hard things. In addition to...

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Join us this month as retell the story of Winnie-the-Pooh. His logic is always impressive with thoughts like, "People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day." We hope you enjoy the bear tales this week as you do the impossible... nothing!Join us Monday,...

Storytime: SLEDS

It's winter and the Olympic Games are just around the corner. You might consider talking with your child about the science behind winter and how people move on skis, skates, and sleds. Don't be afraid to use and explain "big" words such as evaporation, friction, and...

Storytime: Skis

It's winter and the Olympic Games are just around the corner. You might consider talking with your child about the science behind winter and how people move on skis, skates, and sleds. Don't be afraid to use and explain "big" words such as evaporation, friction, and...

Storytime: SNOW

Snow has joined us at the library! Find fun books and activities centered around "S"NOWJoin us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Ages 2-5Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play Tip Grownups, we know that making...

Storytime: Mail

"M" is for mail! Take a moment and talk about the mail with your child. How do you mail a letter or a package? Where does it go after you put it in the mailbox? Who delivers the letter? Then have fun writing and mailing a letter to a relative or friend. Some of the...

Storytime: Moose

Did you know that moose are one of the most mischievous characters in the animal kingdom, their front legs are longer than their back legs, and they LOVE to swim? Discover more things about this large deer with these books and activities. Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and...

Storytime: Mystery

In November, we will learn about the letter, "M"! Of course, we might have a mystery to solve, too. So, look at the clues in these stories and activities, and see if you can solve a mystery.Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30...

Storytime: Halloween!

BOO!There will be a special STORY TIME TRICK-OR-TREAT on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH. Come dressed up for fun Halloween stories and trick-or-treating! Choose one time: 10:30 · 11:30 · 12:30. Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in...

Storytime: Horses

Clippity-clop, clippity-clop! Whoa... STOP! Children love everything about horses: they way they run, eat, and when they talk to each other. Find out a little more about these appealing creatures with these books and activities.Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays...

Storytime: SNOW

Storytime: SNOW

Storytime: SNOW

Snow has joined us at the library! Find fun books and activities centered around “S”NOW

Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Grownups, we know that making predictions about a book really helps children understand what they read. Comprehension is important because without it, kids don’t stay motivated to keep reading for very long. So ask your children a question or two about the book before you start reading. Talking with your child will help them get ready to read!

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Activity

Play “I Spy” first sounds game — Practice beginning sounds with this simple “I spy” game at home, on a walk, or at the grocery store. Choose words with distinctive, easy-to-hear beginning sounds. For example, if you’re in the bathroom you can say, “I spy something red that starts with the “s” ssss sound (soap).”

Books Presented

One Snowy Morning by Kevin Tseng

A squirrel and a chipmunk spot an odd assortment of objects stuck into a big pile of snow and set out to discover how each can be used.

It's So Quite: A Not-Quite-Going-to-Bed Book by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Little Mouse cannot sleep because it is too quiet, but when he really listens he finds the night is full of all sorts of sounds–so many, in fact, that it is too noisy to sleep.

Snow by Valerie Bodden

A simple exploration of snow, examining how these ice flakes of precipitation develop, the ways in which snow can be used and enjoyed, and the problems snow can cause.

Now Now, Cow by Tammi Sauer

The farm animals are ready when the seasons change–except for Cow, who’s always wearing the wrong outfit.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

It’s Wintertime, You Know

It’s wintertime, you know;
We will have some snow!
We might see a snowman then,
It’s wintertime, you know.

Five Little Snowmen

Five little snowmen standing in a row,
Standing straight and tall in the deep, cold snow.
Out came the sun, shining bright and hot all day,
And one little snowman melted away.
Repeat with 4, 3, 2, 1, and 0

Boots and Parka, Scarf and Hat

Boots and parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
Boots and parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
In wintertime we dress like that!
Boots and parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat!

Crafts and Activities

Color the unique snowflakes!

Make your own snowflake

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Storytime: I Can Do Hard Things

Picture a book from the 1930's! This month we are reading children's books published in the 1930's. This week, we read, "The Little Engine That Could." This story is a great kick-off to problem-solving and showing children that they can do hard things. In addition to...

Storytime: Winnie the Pooh – BEARS & FEELINGS

Join us this month as retell the story of Winnie-the-Pooh. His logic is always impressive with thoughts like, "People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day." We hope you enjoy the bear tales this week as you do the impossible... nothing!Join us Monday,...

Storytime: SLEDS

It's winter and the Olympic Games are just around the corner. You might consider talking with your child about the science behind winter and how people move on skis, skates, and sleds. Don't be afraid to use and explain "big" words such as evaporation, friction, and...

Storytime: Skis

It's winter and the Olympic Games are just around the corner. You might consider talking with your child about the science behind winter and how people move on skis, skates, and sleds. Don't be afraid to use and explain "big" words such as evaporation, friction, and...

Storytime: SNOW

Snow has joined us at the library! Find fun books and activities centered around "S"NOWJoin us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Ages 2-5Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play Tip Grownups, we know that making...

Storytime: Mail

"M" is for mail! Take a moment and talk about the mail with your child. How do you mail a letter or a package? Where does it go after you put it in the mailbox? Who delivers the letter? Then have fun writing and mailing a letter to a relative or friend. Some of the...

Storytime: Moose

Did you know that moose are one of the most mischievous characters in the animal kingdom, their front legs are longer than their back legs, and they LOVE to swim? Discover more things about this large deer with these books and activities. Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and...

Storytime: Mystery

In November, we will learn about the letter, "M"! Of course, we might have a mystery to solve, too. So, look at the clues in these stories and activities, and see if you can solve a mystery.Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30...

Storytime: Halloween!

BOO!There will be a special STORY TIME TRICK-OR-TREAT on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH. Come dressed up for fun Halloween stories and trick-or-treating! Choose one time: 10:30 · 11:30 · 12:30. Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in...

Storytime: Horses

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Storytime: Mail

Storytime: Mail

Storytime: Mail

“M” is for mail! Take a moment and talk about the mail with your child. How do you mail a letter or a package? Where does it go after you put it in the mailbox? Who delivers the letter? Then have fun writing and mailing a letter to a relative or friend. Some of the books, videos, and activities will help your child discover the magic in mail!

Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Songs that focus on body parts and their actions increase children’s awareness of how different parts of the body can start specific movements. By using their muscles to make the motions in a song, children can develop both their gross motor skills and body self-awareness.

Lambert

Activity

Play “I Spy” first sounds game — Practice beginning sounds with this simple “I spy” game at home, on a walk, or at the grocery store. Choose words with distinctive, easy-to-hear beginning sounds. For example, if you’re in the bathroom you can say, “I spy something red that starts with the “s” ssss sound (soap).”

Books Presented

It Came in the Mail by Ben Clanton

 Liam really wants some mail, so he writes a letter to his mailbox asking for something in return. His mailbox delivers, sending Liam more than he could have hoped for … and how! But as the mail starts to pile up, Liam realizes that the best packages and parcels are even better when shared with friends.

Delivering Your Mail: A Book About Mail Carriers by Ann Owen

An introduction to the important job of mail carriers. Through fun illustrations and easy-to-read text, this nonfiction picture book describes what a mail carrier is, how their mail truck works, and how the mail must get delivered no matter what the situation. This read-aloud will give young citizens a glimpse into the lives of these valuable workers and how their careers make  communities a better place to live.

 

Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings

Arfy is a hound on a mission! Bound and determined to find a home, Arfy writes letters to everyone on Butternut Street. Honestly, he’s the best dog you could ever want. He’s obedient! He’s housebroken! He even has his own squeaky bone! Who will adopt Arfy in the end? You’ll never guess!

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Early in the Morning

Early in the morning
At eight o’clock
You can hear the postman knock
Up jumps Ella to answer the door
1 Letter, 2 Letters, 3 Letters, 4.

Oh, Have You Seen…

Tune of “Do You Know the Muffin Man?”

Oh, have you seen the letter M
The letter M, the letter M
Oh, have you seen the letter M?
It makes the sound muh-muh-muh

Oh, yes I’ve seen the letter M
The letter M, the letter M
Oh, yes I’ve seen the letter M
It makes the sound muh-muh-muh

Activity: Give your child the letter ‘M;’ have them hold it up when you say words that start with ‘M’ and keep it down for words that do NOT start with ‘M.’

Mailing Letters

Tune of “The Mulberry Bush”

(Write a letter, stamp a letter, mail a letter)
This is the way we mail a letter,
Mail a letter, mail a letter.
This is the way we mail a letter,
So early in the morning.

Lovely Letters in the Mail

Tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

Oh, I got a lovely letter in the mail (clap, clap)
Oh, I got a lovely letter in the mail (clap, clap)
Getting mail is so much fun
Let’s see who sent this one
Oh, this lovely little letter in the mail. (clap, clap)

Crafts and Activities

The puppy found some Mail!

Get ready to deliver some mail with this cute hat!

Additional Books

The Lost Package by Richard Ho

A tour of the busy work that takes place at post offices is depicted through the journey of a lost package that receives a little help reaching its destination, proving that distance cannot keep loved ones apart.

Mailing May by Michael O. Tunnell

 In 1914, because her family cannot afford a train ticket to her grandmother’s town, May gets mailed and rides the mail car on the train to see her grandmother.

The House in the Mail by Tom and Rosemary Wells

In 1927, Emily describes the ordering, arrival, and assembly of a mail-order house for her growing family.

From Here to There by Sue Fliess

Here and There are so similar they’re practically twins. But they could never play together because Here is always here and There is always there, so they become pen pals and write to each other all the time. One day, There gets an idea that could change the distance between them forever.

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