Toddler Time Tuesday

Oops!  It seems I missed writing about Toddler Time for the last couple weeks.  It’s been a busy summer here at the library.  We’ve just wrapped up our summer reading program with a fun family picnic.  It was great and everyone seemed to have a terrific time.  Hopefully everyone will keep reading….

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Our theme today was butterflies.  Although we were a small group, we still had a lot of fun.  We read I Am a Butterfly and The Very Hungry Caterpiller.   We used felt board pieces as we read The Very Hungry Caterpiller.  Then we danced and sang.

Next week, our theme is Counting.

 

 

Toddler Time Tuesday

fish

Our theme today was  FISH.  We read two great fish books — classic Swimmy by Leo Lionni and Trout Trout Trout by April Pulley Sayre.

Trout Trout Trout was a really fun book to read aloud — it reads as a chant with lots of rhythm.  It is also a great book to introduce readers to a whole host of unusual fish that most people probably have not heard about or even seen.  There is an inforative section in the back of the book that talks in more depth about each of the unusual fish featured in the book.

We practice couting from 1-5 and from 5-1 with our felt board activity — 5 Little Fishies.  And of course we sang and grooved to some great Greg and Steve tunes.

Next week’s theme is SLEEP.

Toddler Time Tuesday

bike

What do bears and ducks have in common?  They both ride bikes, of course!  Today we read Bears on Wheels and Duck on a Bike.  Our felt board activity used shapes to create a bicycle.  And of course, we sang and danced with bean bags.  Afterward, the children had time to retell the shape story on the felt board as well as to explore play people, vehicles, and buildings.

 

Next week’s theme is COLORS!