Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Papa Bear and Me Storytime

Presented on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.


With a Little Help From Daddy by Dan Andreasen

Tell Me What We Did Today by Rick  Kupchella, illustrated by Warren Hanson

My Daddy by Susan Paradis

Kevin and His Dad by Irene Smalls, illustrated by Michael Hays

My Big Brave Daddy by Smiljana Coh


This is the Way We Get Ready for Bed
(tune: "Mulberry Bush")

This is the way we take a bath,
Take a bath, take a bath.
This is the way we take a bath
Before we go to bed.

This is the way we... a snack...
...brush our teeth...
...put on pajamas...
...say goodnight...

Help your child think about their own bedtime routine and then put it into this song!  This is a great way to help children think about the events in their day and to put them in  logical order (usually we take a bath, then put on our PJs - not the other way around.)  At Storytime tonight we brushed our teeth and then we realized we hadn't had our bedtime snack, so we ate the snack and then brushed our teeth again!

One of tonight's stories, Tell Me What We Did Today, is rather unique in that it encourages you to make connections between the story being told in the book and the story being lived out in your child's life!  It does this by offering prompts - places throughout the story where you are invited to put down the book and spend some time talking with your child about his or her day.  A child's ability to remember past events and then put his thoughts into words will greatly enhance his reading and learning skills!

Each Papa Bear & Me Storytime includes activities that support one or more of the five early literacy practices identified as essential in helping your child develop the skills they need before they can learn to read. The five practices – singing, talking, reading, playing and writing –were developed for Every Child Ready to Read®, an initiative of the Association for Library Services for Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA).

We had a record turnout for Papa Bear and me Storytime tonight!  Thanks to all the parents (especially you Dads!) who made it a priority to attend with your child.  Our next Papa Bear and Me Storytime will be on Tuesday, February 26 at 7 PM!

~ Mrs. B.

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