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, 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
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
Today is the last day of National Poetry Month. I hope you enjoyed the poem-a-day here at LittleLiteracyLibrarian. Here is one more, just because... A Farewell by Harriet Monroe Good-bye!—no, do not grieve that it is over, The perfect hour; That the winged joy, sweet honey-loving rover, Flits from the flower. Grieve not—it is the … Continue reading Farewell National Poetry Month!
Wednesdays are all Giggles & Wiggles here at the Vernon Area Public Library! Books: Dancing feet! by Lindsay Craig I love to dance by Anna Walker We wiggled til we dropped and sang the nursery rhyme - "A-tisket, A-tasket" A-tisket, a-tasket, a green and yellow basket. I wrote a letter to my friend, And on … Continue reading Wiggle-it Wednesdays!
Wednesdays are all Giggles & Wiggles here at the Vernon Area Public Library! Books: Dance with me by Charles R. Smith, Jr. Wiggle by Doreen Cronin We read TWO books today, so we didn't have any extra time for additional songs (see the Giggles and Wiggles tab for the regularly schedule songs). Giggles & Wiggles … Continue reading Wiggle-it Wednesdays!
The Illinois Lapsit Leaders Networking Group met for a tour of the Storyland exhibit at the Kohl Children's Museum. This amazing exhibit is temporary - it will be at the museum in Glenview through January 13th. Be sure to swing by! Right at the front - Starting at birth! Help children build these six skills … Continue reading Kohl Children’s Museum – Storyland Exhibit!
Visit littleliteracylibrarian for reviews of apps you can use with your young child! This week's app: Eric Carle's My Very First App Eric Carle's My Very First App is the perfect beginner app as its name implies. It is essentially a matching game with different levels and topics. The easy level requires the child to swipe … Continue reading Appy Monday!
Littleliteracylibrarian.org was mentioned today in Christine McNew's fantastic webinar "Early Literacy Apps, iPads, and Tablets in the Children's Department" sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Also, check out the post on littleelit.com regarding iPads in storytimes here at VAPLD!