Monday, September 14, 2015

Take Home Storytime: Fall 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 Fall 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: Fall Birds

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

TALK about birds. What do birds do in the winter? What do they do in the spring?

Get ready to WRITE by creating bird streamers. Decorate your birds, tape them to the ribbons, and tape or tie your ribbons to the popsicle stick. Drawing and taping develop motor skills you will need later on for writing.

SING a silly song like Laurie Berkner's "I know a chicken" (https://youtu.be/9E7l0JPgclE)

PLAY with your bird streamers - run and dance to make the birds fly.

READ fun books! Letting your child choose books will help build print motivation, the enjoyment of books and reading.
  • Open this little book by Jesse Klausmeier
  • Shhh! We have a plan by Chris Haughton
  • Froodle by Antoinette Portis
  • I spy in the sky by Edward Gibbs
  • Odd one out: A spotting book by Britta Teckentrup

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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