Monday, July 13, 2015

Take Home Storytime: Down on the Farm

  • 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 Summer 2015
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: Down on the farm

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

TALK about farm animals. What kind of animals live on the farm? What do they do on a farm? What food do we get from farm animals?

Get ready to WRITE by putting together and decorating your twirling ladybugs (directions below)

SING a farm song, like Down on Grandpa's Farm or Old MacDonald Had a Farm together.

PLAY with your twirling ladybugs! For more detailed instructions, check out Make and Takes www.makeandtakes.com/twirling-paper-ladybugs
Fold your four ladybugs in half vertically. Glue or tape the sides together with the string down the middle to make a four-dimensional ladybug. Decorate and hang up in the wind to watch it twirl!

READ some of these stories about farms (find more in the COMMUNITY/FARM neighborhood)

  • I spy on the farm by Edward Gibbs
  • What the ladybug heard by Julia Donaldson
  • It's milking time by Phyllis Alsdurf
  • Ping pong pig by Caroline Church
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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