Saturday, March 21, 2015

Take Home Storytime: It's Raining!

  • 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 3-21-15
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: It's raining!

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

TALK about the weather. Ask children to observe what they see and help them with words to describe it; cloudy, sunny, rainy, stormy, windy, snowy. Talking with your children is a great way to build vocabulary!

Get ready to WRITE by painting your frog. Lay the bleeding art tissue paper on the frog and "paint" it with water. The painting motions will develop fine motor skills needed for writing later on!

SING along about the rain! Some cds including great rain songs are Caspar Babypants' "This is Fun" and Raffi's "Rise and Shine".

PLAY with your frog! After you've painted him, make him a background - where do frogs like to live? Can you draw a pond for him?

READ some of these stories about rain (find more in the NATURE/WEATHER neighborhood)

Waiting out the storm by Joann Macken
When rain falls by Melissa Stewart
Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld
Thunder-Boomer by Shutta Crum
My side of the car by Jules Feiffer
Rain Stomper by Addie Boswell

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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