Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Take Home Storytime: Let's Swim

  • 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
    • Bag contains two cardboard boat die cuts
    • Last used: 7-30-14
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: Let's Swim!

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

TALK about how different animals swim

Get ready to WRITE by developing your motor skills with lacing. All you need is a piece of cardboard with some holes and yarn or string. If the yarn frays, wrap a little tape around the end to make it easier to poke through the holes.

SING along with Laurie Berkner on one of her popular cds, including Victor Vito.

PLAY with your boat! Decorate it and make up a story to go with it.

READ some of these stories about swimming
  • Sergio makes a splash by Edel Rodriguez
  • See what a seal can do by Christine Butterworth
  • The most obedient dog in the world by Anita Jeram
  • Sink or swim by Valerie Coulman
  • About crustaceans by Cathryn Sill
For more library events, new books, and more, check out our website at, join us on Facebook, or talk to a librarian. Please let me know if you have suggestions or questions!

Jennifer Wharton, Youth Services Librarian, 262-723-2678 ext. 14

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