Earth Day by Jane Yolen I am the Earth And the Earth is me. Each blade of grass, Each honey tree, Each bit of mud, And stick and stone Is blood and muscle, Skin and bone. And just as I Need every bit Of me to make My body fit, So Earth needs Grass and … Continue reading National Poetry Month – Day 22
Wind on the Hill by A. A. Milne No one can tell me, Nobody knows, Where the wind comes from, Where the wind goes. It’s flying from somewhere As fast as it can, I couldn’t keep up with it, Not if I ran. But if I stopped holding The string … Continue reading National Poetry Month – Day 21
Jabberwocky By Lewis Carroll ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. “Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!” He took his vorpal sword in … Continue reading National Poetry Month – Day 20
What to Wear Where By J. Patrick Lewis When I was a boy In Looziana, We wore blue jeans And a red bandanna. My folks moved up To the state of Maine, We wore duck shoes In slicker-suit rain. My folks moved down To the state of Texas, We wore brand names Like Lazy X’s. … Continue reading National Poetry Month – Day 19
There was a crooked man by Mother Goose There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile, He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile; He bought a crooked cat which caught a crooked mouse, And they all lived together in a little crooked house. From Sing a song of sixpence: a … Continue reading National Poetry Month – Day 18
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We welcomed 4 additions to the Picture Book Room this morning - iPads! The iPads are loaded with apps geared toward early literacy. For a list of apps - click here!
A new session of Rhythm & Rhyme Laptime kicks off Monday. Who's excited!? We'll be having two time slots for you and your baby to attend, 9:30 and 10:30.Join us to sing, bounce, and play!
Puzzles are not just flat any more According to a University of Iowa study, 18 month olds who play with diversely shaped objects learn new words twice as fast as those who play with similarly shaped objects. Visit our picture book room for objects* to talk about! *Puzzles in place. iPads coming soon!
Welcome to the first post from the Little Literacy Librarian! This website is a work in progress but I wanted to share the link to the Pew Research Center's findings on Parents, Children, Libraries and Reading. "The ties between parents and libraries start with the importance parents attach to the role of reading in their … Continue reading Libraries are important!