Month: April 2020

Notes from Story Time Blog

Let’s Go Bird Watching

How many birds can you find in your yard? Do you see a robin? How about a chickadee? Have you ever seen a cardinal? A blue jay? To get your in the mood for bird watching, count along with Miss Amy as she sings the Bird Song. Not only is bird watching a great way to teach children about science and nature, but it also teaches children to notice similarities and differences, which will be an important skill when they learn how to read. Your children might also learn some new vocabulary!

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Send us a Picture

crayon drawing of tree, flowers, and the sun

Did you know that coloring is an important early literacy skill because it helps children get ready to write. I know we are all frustrated by being stuck at home and are tired of looking at our devices so I’m going to ask you to do something a little different. Draw us a picture, take a photo of it, and email it to youthserv@mppl.org or post it to https://padlet.com/mpplyouth/wmhdxt3h895mle11 We will post it on our virtual bulletin board.

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Pete the Cat

pete the cat and the perfect pizza party book cover

Are you a Pete the Cat fan? I am. Did you know that you that Hoopla has Pete the Cat books you can listen and read along to. I just finished Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party. It was pretty amazing. All you need to access Hoopla is a Mount Prospect Library card. Let your adventures with Pete begin.

Spanish Storytime with Miss Elly

One of the fun parts about being stuck at home is you can do a storytime with your pet bird on your shoulder. I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t happen if we were at the library. Enjoy!

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Reading Wordless Books

Reading wordless picture books with children stimulates their imagination and builds their vocabulary and comprehension skills. Check out this video for some fun wordless book suggestions!