Thursday, May 28, 2020

Take Home Storytime: ABCs


  • 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
    • Storytime bundle May 2020
  • Supplies
    • Brown paper bag
    • 3 dollops of finger paint in ziplock baggies, in a gallon bag
    • Die cut letters
    • 2 pcs white construction paper
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: ABCs

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

TALK about the ABCs. Can you find letters around you? What letters to do you see on signs, license plates, at the grocery store, or in your home?

TALK about the ABCs. What letters do you see in the books? What sounds do they make?

Get ready to WRITE by squishing the paint in your baggies and drawing patterns with your fingers.

Get ready to WRITE by tracing the paper letters in your take home bag with your finger.

SING the "ABC stop song" with Ms. Jennifer! https://youtu.be/Fj-oi9tUDE0

PLAY with your paint and letters. Put the letters on the paper and use your fingers to spread the finger paint over them. When you take them off, you will have cool outlines of letters - and some pretty painted letters as well!

Make letter cards to PLAY with. Glue your letter to one side of the card and draw a picture of something that starts with the letter on the other side.

READ together! Letter knowledge includes numbers as well as letters. Try some of these fun alphabet and counting books. You can find more concept books in the picture book area by looking for the yellow concept sticker, especially in the EFUN/INTERACTIVE neighborhood.
  • 10 Hungry rabbits by Anita Lobel
  • Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray
  • Baby Bear Counts One by Ashley Wolff
  • Caveman: A B. C. Story by Janee Trasler
  • E-mergency by Tom Lichtenheld 
  • Little red cat who ran away and learned his ABC's by Patrick McDonnell
  • Three bears' ABC by Grace Maccarone

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, 723-2678 ext. 14

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