Monday, November 17, 2014

Take Home Storytime: Guessing

  • 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: 11-17-14
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 Guess!

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

TALK about the books you read together. Suggested stories below are great to encourage conversation between you and your child. Give them extra time to respond to questions - children need longer than adults to process information.

Get ready to WRITE by using a popsicle stick to draw patterns on your scratch board.

SING along with Jim Gill on one of his popular cds like The Silly Dance Contest. Listen for actions to perform with your child.

PLAY with your scratchboard - talk about what your child is drawing and how a scratchboard works. You can make your own scratchboard by covering a thick sheet of paper or thin cardboard with colors (marker works best) and then drawing heavily over it in black crayon.

READ some of these interactive stories that encourage guessing games.
Guess again by Mac Barnett
Who's like me? by Nicola Davies
Flappy, Waggy, Wiggly by Amanda Leslie
Guess who? by Guido van Genechten
I Spy (series) by Edward Gibbs
Who has this tail? by Laura Hulbert
Do you know which ones will grow by Susan Shea

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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