Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Take home storytime: Penguins

  • 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: 1-28-15
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: Penguins!

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

TALK about penguins. Look for fiction and nonfiction stories about penguins in the Animals: Birds neighborhood. Practice narrative stories by retelling the story after you read it. Talk about what penguins look like before you begin your craft.

Get ready to WRITE by cutting out your penguin pieces, decorating them with crayons or markers, gluing them together, and adding cotton balls for a fuzzy penguin tummy. All these activities help with developing fine motor skills needed for writing. Craft is taken from Sweet and Lovely Crafts

SING along with Kathy Reid-Naiman on her winter CD, "Sing the cold winter away" which includes traditional rhymes and fingerplays as well as holiday songs.

PLAY with your penguins!

READ some of these stories about penguins
Turtle's Penguin Day by Valeri Gorbachev
Penguins, Penguins Everywhere by Bob Barner
Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis
Penguins by Liz Pichon
Penguin chick by Betty Tatham
Flight School by Lita Judge

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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