Wednesday, March 5, 2014


This Toddler Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.


Boing by Nick Bruel

Pouch! by David Ezra Stein


Jump, jump, jump goes the big kangaroo,
I thought there was one, but I see there are two. 
The mother takes her young one along in a pouch
Where he naps like a child on a couch. 
Jump! Jump! Jump! 
Jump! Jump! Jump! 

The hopping kangaroo is very funny.
She leaps...and runs...and hops like a bunny.
And on her tummy is a pocket so wide,
Her baby can jump in and go for ride!

The Henry Doorly Zoo does not currently have any kangaroos on display, but Buzz and I did spy another marsupial - this wallaby -  in the Desert Dome!  Wallabies and kangaroos are related, although wallabies are much smaller than kangaroos (which can grow over 6 feet in height and weigh up to 200 pounds!)

Can you spot the wallaby in the picture below?!

Each Toddler 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).

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