Friday, July 17, 2020

Take home storytime: Summer

  • 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 August 2020
  • Projects
    • 3-D flowers
  • Supplies
    • Paper plates (can have petal shapes traced or cut out)
    • Watercolors
    • Crayons
    • Glue
  • Resources
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: Summer

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

TALK about summer. What kind of things do you like to do in summer? How do you know when it's summer?

Get ready to WRITE by using scissors with your craft, developing fine motor skills for writing.

SING along and have a dance party! Caspar Babypants has fun summer music - bonus points if you can sing and play in a sprinkler or pool!

PLAY with your giant flowers. Cut out the petals, Decorate with crayons, then paint with watercolors. Layer them together and staple or glue, then find places to hang or place them to keep summer with you all year long!

READ stories about summer (find more in the NATURE/SEASONS neighborhood)

Summer song by Kevin Henkes
It's a firefly night by Dianne Ochiltree
Summer Nick taught his cats to read by Curtis Manley
Jules vs. the ocean by Jessie Sima
Rainy sunny snowy blowy what are seasons by Jane Brocket

For more library events, new books, and more, check out our website at, join us on Facebook, or talk to a librarian. Please let me know if you have suggestions or questions!

Jennifer Wharton, Youth Services Librarian

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