Instruments are a helpful tool in any sing along and storytime! Tapping, shaking, and ringing to the beat of a song helps children to hear the individual syllables and sounds that make up a word, making it easier for them to learn that word! Try ringing along to the beat of this familiar tune. Lyrics: … Read more
Tic, tac, toe, three in a row! Let’s make a game you can play on the go! Find some rocks, grab a bit of paint, and you’ll be ready to play a game of tic tac toe anywhere you go! https://youtu.be/8u99Yc1M8Ck The rules are simple: 1) Create a 3×3 grid 2) The first player selects … Read more
How do children learn that words stand for real objects and experiences? Through play! As you do this rhyme today, children practice what we call “symbolic play,” where their finger will become a caterpillar! Can you find a picture of a caterpillar in a story? Now can you find the word on a page? All … Read more
Grab some scarves and get ready to play pretend! We’re dancing around like silent butterflies today. Words: Butterflies, butterflies, flapping around. Visiting flowers, not making any sounds. Flapping your wings, as you go. Flap your wings up high, then down low. Butterflies, butterflies, flapping around. Visiting flowers, not making any sounds.
When it’s time to transition between activities, songs and rhymes can help make everything happen more smoothly. Join Miss Amy for a welcome rhyme, something we use before storytimes to get families ready for fun! Lyrics: Welcome, welcome, everyone!Now we’re here let’s have some fun.First we clap our hands like so,Then we bend and touch … Read more