Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Take Home Storytime: For the Birds

  • 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 3-11-15

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: For the birds

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

TALK about words. Point to the words as you read them. Help children recognize repeated letters, like the "b" in "bird".

Get ready to WRITE by coloring your birds.

SING along with the birds! Try out several online resources that let you listen to bird calls. www.allaboutbirds.org is a great resource that includes tips for identifying birds, bird calls, and coloring pages.

PLAY with your birds! Tape them to the ribbons, tape your ribbons to the popsicle stick, and take your birds out flying.

READ some of these stories about birds (look in the ANIMALS neighborhood with the yellow stickers for more bird books)

Wild boars cook by Meg Rosoff
About Birds by Cathryn Sill
Make way for ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Birds by Kevin Henkes
Thunder birds by Jim Arnosky

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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