Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Take Home Storytime: Frogs


  • 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
      • Last used
    • Supplies
      • Brown paper lunchbag
      • Die cut paper circle (white)
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: Frogs

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

TALK about the books. Reading nonfiction helps kids learn specific vocabulary words. Talk about the words you don't know or look them up online or in the dictionary.

Get ready to WRITE by using fine motor skills to make an egg. You will need a piece of paper, tape, and drawing materials.

Color your "egg" (circle) and tape it to the paper on one side. Draw a picture underneath of what's inside the egg. Write a story on the back of what's hatching!

SING a song. "Five green and speckled frogs" is a classic Raffi tune. If you've never listened to Raffi, try some out! He's a classic children's musician with music ranging from the get-up-and-dance to the slow and sweet. Fun for the whole family to sing along!

PLAY like a frog! How far can you hop?

READ together! Did you know children's books have three times more rare words than conversation and 25% more than television? The more rare words a child knows, the easier it will be for them to learn to read when it's time for school and formal education. Read these stories about frogs together and learn some new words!

Ribbit by Rodrigo Folgueira
Frog Song by Brenda Guiberson
That's mine! by Michael Van Zeveren
I don't want to be a frog by Dev Petty

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, 262-723-9143

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