Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Take home storytime: Let it snow


  • 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: 9-1-16
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: Let it snow!

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

TALK about the books you read together. Look for fiction and nonfiction stories about the snow in the Nature: Seasons neighborhood. Practice narrative stories by retelling the story after you read it.

Get ready to WRITE by drawing on your snowflakes with crayons or markers.

SING along with Kathy Reid-Naiman on her winter CD, "Sing the cold winter away" which includes traditional rhymes and fingerplays as well as holiday songs.

PLAY with your snowflakes. Can you make them whirl like a blizzard? Can you cut out more snowflakes on your own?

READ some of these stories about snow
Waiting for winter by Sebastian Meschenmoscher
Under the snow by Melissa Stewart
Kitten's winter by Eugenie Fernandes
Snowy day by Ezra Jack Keats
Snow day by Komako Sakai
Trudy by Henry Cole

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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