Welcome back to StoryTime at the Union Township Branch! We had a busy year in 2012 and we’re looking forward to having just as many awesome events to tell you about this year.
To start out our New Year on the right foot, our first week of StoryTime was all about Food (because healthy eating is something we all should practice…for at least 2 weeks at the beginning of every year). We read:
- Crunch Munch by Jonathan London
- Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
- Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig
- Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
- I’d Really Like to Eat a Child by Sylviane Donnio
- Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli by Barabara Jean Hicks
You might remember, last year our Every Child Ready to Read program got a makeover and we changed some of the reading skills that we focus on during StoryTime. This week we featured Singing as our Early Literacy practice. Singing is a great way for kids to learn about language.; it changes the way they hear words and introduces them to rhyming words (which builds Phonological Awareness. Bam! two for one early literacy jackpot!) We sang and had our Silly Dance Contest to ‘Spaghetti Legs,’ a super fun song off of Jim Gill Sings The Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes. The kids did an awesome job imagining what it would be like if their bodies were turned into spaghetti!
My FAVORITE part of StoryTime this week was an amazing flannel board that Ms. Cheryl made to go along with the poem ‘Ode to a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich’ from James Proimos’ book If I Were In Charge the Rules Would Be Different.
Next week we have our regularly scheduled ToddlerTime (Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30) and PreschoolTime (Wednesday and Thursday at 11:30) Both will feature stories about winter animals. Check out our calendar online for other upcoming programs and awesome events. Hope we see you at the Union Township Branch Library soon!