Notes from Story Time Category: Playing

Have You Seen My Cat?

Children learn more from stories when they interact with them. After listening to this story, see if your child can do a “search and find” in your house. If you don’t have a cat, you can always hide a stuffed animal or other item for them to find.

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Make a Rhyming Box

Did you know that rhyming is one indication of how easily a child will learn to read? Rhyming helps children recognize shared letter sequences, such as –at in cat, rat, and bat, which will help children sound out words when they begin to read. Most children love hearing rhymes and participating in rhyming activities. Here is a simple one you can do at home. Have your child decorate an old box. Hide some easily rhymable objects inside, such as a dog or hat. Have your child reach inside the box and pull out an object. See how many words they can think of that rhyme with that object.

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Waiting for the Elevator

Enjoy this fun video by one of our favorite storytime singers Laurie Berkner. There’s counting, animal noises, and movement. Learning and fun, what more could you want?

Songs for Babies and Toddlers with Miss Amy

Get ready with a blanket or a simple cloth to sing along. Have fun playing peekaboo, too! Playing peekaboo with your baby teaches them about object permanence. Grabbing the blanket, practices their pincer grasp, which will be important when they begin to learn to write.

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