This month at Union Township’s StoryTime, we’re learning about People. And this week, we talked about my favorite type of people, Robots! What’s that–you don’t think robots are people? You better not let them hear you–robots have feelings, after all. We also talked about my second favorite type of people, Superheroes (the two go hand in hand, of course). We read some awesome stories, most of which featured our metal friends (try these titles in addition to my list of what we read).
- Oh No! (Or how my science project destroyed the world) by Mac Barnett
- See Otto by David Milgrim
- Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod
- Robot Zot! by Jon Scieszka
- If I Had a Robot by Dan Yaccarino
We also had a special visit from our Five Little Superheroes. They flew in to hear our robot stories and hung out on the flannel board for the rest of class. The kids all learned a cool rhyme:
Last session we learned about the Every Child Ready to Read Six Skills for Early Literacy. This time we’re switching things up and focusing on the new Ready to Read 2 program, which focuses on five simple practices–talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing–that develop language and pre-reading skills in children. We try to have children do all five at the library. You’ve heard about our dance contests and our crafts, but we also spend time working on our other skills, such playing. Every StoryTime ends with cooperative free play, featuring either educational toys or, as in the case of this week, our craft. We used our technological mastermind skills to make our very own robot toy to take home, but first everyone really enjoyed zooming them around the room during play time.