"Flowers, Gardens - Spring!" Storytime

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Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014

1. HAVE FUN WITH BOOKS
Can you and your child retell what happened in one of these stories:

And Then It's Spring by Julie fngliano © 2012 [E Fic Fogliano]
Ava's Poppy by Marcus Pfister © 2012 [E Fic Pfister]
Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand © 2011 [E Fic Hillenbrand]
What Does Bunny See by Linda Sue Park © 2005 [EP Picture Park]

Recommended Books:
JoColibrary-Kids-Seeds, Flowers, Gardens
JoCoLibrary-Kids-Spring

2. NOTICE PRINT ALL AROUND YOU
Check out our Staff Picks for Notice Print All Around You.

3. TALK, TALK, TALK
Check out our Staff Picks for Talk, Talk, Talk.

4. TELL STORIES ABOUT EVERYTHING

Have you tried TumbleBooks, an online library of read-along stories, videos and language games for use on computer, Ipad and mobile devices?

5. LOOK FOR LETTERS EVERYWHERE

Try some fun alphabet activities from the Johnson County Library's Youth Services Pinterest page.

6. TAKE TIME TO RHYME, SING AND PLAY WORD GAMES

Here are the rhymes and songs from today:

Welcome To Storytime! [tune: Twinkle, Twinkle]

Welcome, welcome everyone,
Now we're here, let's have some fun.
First we'll sing the ABC's,
then we'll read and sing with me.
Welcome, welcome, everyone,
Now we're here let's have some fun.

Hello Spring [tune:"Goodnight Ladies"]

Hello spring, hello spring, Hello spring,
we hope you're here to stay!
Replace the word spring with: green grass, robins, rainbow, flowers, butterflies, etc

Pussy Willows by Aileen Fisher

Close your eyes and do not peek
And I'll rub spring across your cheek
- smooth as satin, soft and sleek -
Close your eyes and do not peek.

Spring Song [tune: "Bingo" ]

There is a time when flowers bloom, and grass turns green all over.
It is coming soon, it is coming soon, it is coming soon,
and spring is it's name-o.
There is a time when birdies sing,
and children play outside.
It is coming soon, it is coming soon, it is coming soon
and spring is its name-o.

The More We Read Together [Tune: The More We Get Together]

The more we read together, together, together,
The more we read together, the better it is!
'Cause reading and singing and talking together,
Is how you learn the six skills for reading by six.