Monday, February 1, 2016

Take Home Storytime: ABCs


  • Program Goals
    • Pass on early literacy message and encourage families to continue early literacy at home
    • Encourage circulation and storytime attendance
    • Reach families who are unable to attend storytime
  • Notes for the future
    • Last used Winter 2016
Miss storytime? You can practice many of the early literacy concepts we use in storytime at home! Don't forget to sign up for text alerts so you can make it to the next storytime!

Theme: ABCs

Use the five early literacy practices; talking, singing, reading, playing and writing with these books and projects!

TALK about the ABCs. What letters do you see in the books? What sounds do they make?

Get ready to WRITE by tracing the paper letters in your take home bag with your finger.

SING the ABC stop song - this is a great way to not only teach the abcs but also get kids to focus on listening for directions. Also, it's fun! (http://tinyurl.com/jtcdfbz)

Make letter cards to PLAY with. Glue your letter to one side of the card and draw a picture of something that starts with the letter on the other side.

READ together! Letter knowledge includes numbers as well as letters. Try some of these fun alphabet and counting books. You can find more concept books in the picture book area by looking for the yellow concept sticker.

  • Baby Bear Counts One by Ashley Wolff
  • Caveman: A B.C. story by Janee Trasler
  • Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham
  • 10 Hungry rabbits by Anita Lobel
For more library events, new books, and more, check out our website at www.elkhorn.lib.wi.us, join us on Facebook, or talk to a librarian. Please let me know if you have suggestions or questions!

Jennifer Wharton, Youth Services Librarian
jwharton@elkhorn.lib.wi.us, 262-723-2678 ext. 14

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