Thursday, April 9, 2015

Take Home Storytime: What's hatching?

  • 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 4-9-15
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: What's hatching?

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

TALK about animals that lay eggs. Try reading some books about reptiles and amphibians from the Animals neighborhood.

Get ready to WRITE by coloring your egg and duckling and using scissors if appropriate. To create your hatching egg, tape the popsicle stick to your duck, cut a slit in the circle, and push the duck up to "hatch" out of the egg.

SING along with a story! Some of the suggested books make great sing-alongs. You can chant and clap to This Little Chick or and sing along with Joe Raposo's Sing.

PLAY an animal game - print picture of different animals off the internet or cut them out of a magazine (free magazines are available in the library lobby) and guess which animals lay eggs!

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

The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice Harrington
This little chick by John Lawrence
Fox and the hen by Eric Battut
Chickens to the rescue by John Himmelman
Sing by Joe Raposo
What happens next by Nicola Davies

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Jennifer Wharton, Youth Services Librarian, 723-2678 ext. 14

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