Monday, April 7, 2014

New Books for April!

This Toddler Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.


My Octopus Arms by Keith Baker

Nighty-Night, Cooper by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger


Everybody Say Hello!
(tune: "London Bridge")

Everybody say hello, say hello, say hello,
Everybody say hello, hello Wesley!

(Wesley is my turtle puppet who pops out of my apron pocket whenever we sing this song.  Then he sits quietly on his rock and listens to the stories and sings along with us.  At the end of storytime he says goodbye to the children, gives them high fives, eats pretend food from their hands, blows kisses, and plays hide and seek!)

Library News: 

We have just TWO more weeks of morning storytimes before we go on hiatus until the start of our summer reading program, "Fizz, Boom, READ!"   I encourage our storytime families to continue doing many of the same things we enjoy at storytime:  read stories together, sing, pretend, say silly rhymes, play with puppets or stuffed animals, write and draw, etc.  These activities are so important for your child's physical, emotional and intellectual development.  And, perhaps just as importantly, these activities provide opportunities to hug, snuggle, and hold your little one.  What better way to say to your child: "I love you!", "I love being with you!", I think you are wonderful!"

Our Summer Library Program begins on Tuesday, May 27, with registrations beginning on Monday, May 19.

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).

Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library®, PLA and ALSC logos are registered trademarks of the American Library Association and are used with permission.

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