Storytime with Speaking of Wildlife
Storytime with Rocket The Raccoon

Join Rocket the Raccoon, a Wildlife Ambassador at Speaking of Wildlife, for a special storytime experience! Use password “Innisfil2020.” If you have questions for the Speaking of Wildlife team, add comments on the video or on the post on our Facebook page!

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Bean Planting presented by Innisfil Seed Library

Easy and fun for all ages, learn how to plant nutritious beans in your garden or container with Innisfil Seed Library‘s Bridget Indelicato. All you need to get growing are planting beans, soil, sunshine, water and your hands!

For more resources about seed growing and saving, and for Innisfil/Cookstown residents to safely borrow seeds online, visit www.innisfilseedlibrary.ca. And for more videos, check out their YouTube Channel, Mindful Gardening!

Sing Along: Sleeping Bunnies with Amy

Self-regulation skills are so important for a child’s healthy development and Sleeping Bunnies is a fun way to practice patience and behaviour control. How long can your child wait before bouncing like a bunny?

https://youtu.be/iTAcqqpalgE

Lyrics:

See the little bunnies sleeping
Oh, it’s nearly noon
Come and let us gently wake them
With a merry tune
Oh, so still! Are they ill?
Wake up, sleeping bunnies and…
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop hop!
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop!
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop hop!
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop!

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Kitchen Science

It’s time for some chemistry in the kitchen! Discover some experiments with supplies from your cupboards! Grab a big bowl, a mixing spoon, some dish soap, cornstarch, water, and food colouring, and get ready to get a little messy and have a whole lot of fun!

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mediaLAB Tips & Tricks: Scanning Slides

Learn quick tips & tricks to help you design your next mediaLAB project. This week’s topic: Scanning Slides.

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5 Senses Bingo

Switch on your senses and head outside for a fun game of BINGO! Use your eyes, ears, fingers, nose, and maybe even your tongue to explore the natural world around you.

Create your own BINGO card or download ours: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rnnw…

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The Volcano Challenge

Check out these explosive ideas for some epic volcanic eruptions!

Experiments include:

  1. Baking soda and vinegar
  2. Hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, and yeast
  3. Mentos and Diet Coke.

Sing Along: Little Green Frog with Amy

Kids love sound effects and will naturally explore and experiment with the different sounds they hear. This is a great starting place for language development! What animal sounds can you hear in words you know?

https://youtu.be/O5HMw1sQPsQ

Lyrics:

Mmm ahh went the little green frog one day.
Mmm ahh went the little green frog.
Mmm ahh went the little green frog one day.
And they all went mmm, mmm, ahh.
But… We all know frogs go, (clap) shanananana
(clap) Shanananana, (clap) shanananana.
We all know frogs go, (clap) shanananana.
They don’t go mmm, mmm, ahh.
Bloop, bloop went the little blue fish one day.
Bloop, bloop went the little blue fish.
Bloop, bloop went the little blue fish one day.
And they all went bloop, bloop, bloop.
But.. We know fish go (kiss) kissy, kissy kiss.
Kissy, kissy kiss., kissy, kissy kiss.
We know fish go kissy, kissy kiss.
They don’t go bloop, bloop, bloop.

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Rhyme Time: The Clapping Mouse with Amy

Rhythm and rhyme are important parts of language development, so find songs, rhymes, stories, and more that incorporate different beats to them!

https://youtu.be/kkC5IgC59CA

Words:

Behind the tree * *
And under the house * *
There lived a teeny * *
Tiny mouse * *
She loved to sing * *
She loved to tap * *
But most of all * *
She loved to clap * *
She clapped all night * *
She clapped all day * *
She clapped to frighten * *
The cat away * * * * * * * ******

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mediaLAB Tips & Tricks: Scanning Photos

Learn quick tips & tricks to help you design your next mediaLAB project. This week’s topic: Scanning Photos.

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Rhyme Time: Rainy Rhymes with Amy

Incorporating toys and instruments into storytimes is a great way to have some extra fun and play! Scarves and light fabrics are fun for peek-a-boo and tickles!

https://youtu.be/TmKjPzvLxJI

Words:

Rain on the grass, rain on the tree,
Rain on the roof top but not on me!

Rain is falling down. Splash!
Rain is falling down. Splash!
Pitter patter, pitter patter
Rain is falling down. Splash!
Sun is peeking out. Peek!
Sun is peeking out. Peek!
Peeking here, peeking there,
Sun is peeking out. Peek!

Rhyme Time: 5 Little Ducks with Stephanie
Rhyme Time: 5 Little Ducks with Stephanie

Quack, quack, quack! Sing and quack along to this classic children’s song with Miss Stephanie!

Lyrics:

5 little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mamma duck called,
“Quack, quack, quack, quack!”
But only 4 little ducks came back
Repeat counting down to 1
1 little duck went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mamma duck called,
“Quack, quack, quack, quack!”
And all her little ducklings came waddling back!