This post is part three of my Playful Crafters series. This summer, I did a three-part-art for toddlers (15-24 months) program at the library. For this session, we made two different musical shakers! Supplies for the handled egg shakers - Plastic fillable Easter eggs -Rice -Spoons with a hollow groove in the handle (I purchased … Continue reading Playful Crafters: Musical Shakers
Stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp... This post is part two of my Playful Crafters series. This summer, I did a three-part-art for toddlers (15-24 months) program at the library. For this session, we did Bubble Stomp Painting! Supplies -Bubble Wrap Tubing (Uline) - I used tubing so I could make little "booties" for the kids to … Continue reading Playful Crafters: Bubble Stomp Painting
This summer we offered art programming for toddlers 15-24 months and their caregivers, something we haven't done here at the library before! I want to encourage you: do any crafting with toddlers (SO FUN) and please steal any of the crafts I have here to do at your library, house or school! Supplies 3x3x3 white boxes (from Uline) Jingle … Continue reading Playful Crafters: Song & Rhyme Boxes!
This summer, two of the gals on the Early Literacy Team, Miss Sarah and Miss Kelsey (Library Bonanza) and myself did a series of toddler dance programs entitled Toe Tappin' Tots. They were every other week on Friday mornings for children aged birth to three and their caregivers. OH BOY DID WE DANCE. We also packed … Continue reading Get yo dance on, Tot!
Want a great activity to teach your child about shapes? What about symmetry? This is it! What you will need: An even number of craft sticks. For this game/library program, we used 16 craft sticks per child. Markers in assorted colors Brown paper lunch bag Instructions: Take two craft sticks and place them … Continue reading Shape Symmetry Game, Activity from Miss Emily
Oops, not oops. I love me some cardboard box programming. It started off with a simple drive-in car program. Babies, sitting in cardboard cars, watching a short movie. What.could.be.better? I ask you. So then we did trains, pirate ships and now...we took to the skies in prop planes! It couldn't have been cuter. Feast your eyes on … Continue reading Just Plane Fun!
This week at the library, we have been celebrating "World Play your Ukulele Day"! On Tuesday, the fabulous Lanialoha Lee (my ukulele teacher) rocked out two back-to-back workshops for ages 3-5 and 6-8. We even got some really fun press from the Daily Herald. Then today, we had a Cardboard Ukulele Jam so kids could … Continue reading All ‘Ukuleles, Baby!
Hey Folks! Music Pup wants you to check out a cool new blog created by the rocking Kelsey over at Library Bonanza and yours truly (me, Heather from Little Literacy Librarian). We have started compiling recorded music (as well as some re-tunes with lyrics) that we use in our programs. Feel free to use and contribute. … Continue reading Song Catchers’ Library
I was having a conversation with a mother earlier this week. She told me that she read, spoke and sang to her son while he was in her womb. I'm not a mother, so I'm not sure this is commonplace (feel free to chime in on this). She then shared that when he was born, … Continue reading True Story
Giggles & Wiggles is our music and movement based program here at the library. We sing the whole time, including our book! So, what did we do you ask? Books: Who took the cookies from the cookie jar? by Bonnie Lass & Philemon Sturges The Erie Canal by Peter Spier Down the by the barn by … Continue reading Gobs of Giggles! (November Summary)