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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Mary Had a Little Lamb (Sheep) Sing-Along Story Time: June 11-12, 2018

Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep by Teri Sloat *
Mary Had a Little Lamb by Maryann Hoberman *
Six Sandy Sheep by Judith Ross Enderle
Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox *

Craft: Standing Sheep
Children colored a sheep body that was folded in half to stand and then glued on the sheep's head.  They could then glue on multi-colored pieces of yarn to give the sheep wool.

Literacy Extensions:
- See if there is a working sheep farm nearby to visit that will allow your child to interact with the sheep.
- Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep gives the basic steps of turning sheep's wool into sweaters by knitting.  Maybe try some simple finger knitting or paper weaving with your child.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Row, Row, Row Your Boat (Transportation) Sing-Along Story Time: June 4-5, 2018

Bear on a Bike by Stella Blackstone *
McToad Mows Tiny Island by Tom Angleberger *
Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus by James Dean *
Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Jane Cabrera *

Craft: Ship in a Bottle
The kids were given a bottle with a boat cutout to color.  They then glued on blue sequins and ocean-themed sequins for decoration.

Literacy Extensions:
- See how many different types of transportation your child can list.  Give them clues if needed.
- Visit the Transportation Museum in Kirkwood to view the different types of transportation.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (Bedtime) Sing-Along Story Time: May 29, 2018

Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep by Barney Saltzberg *
Good Night Owl by Greg Pizzoli *
Hush Little Baby: A Folk Song by Marla Frazee
Rock-A-Bye Baby by Jane Cabrera
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Cabrera *

Craft: Star Streamer
The children were given a twinkle star cutout to color.  They then glued on sparkles and streamers to the bottom.  A string was tied through a hole punch at the top of the star.

Literacy Extensions:
- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Jane Cabrera extends the popular song by adding several verses.  See if your child can come up with some verses highlighting other animals and parts of the world.
- Good Night Owl is a good book to discuss how to problem solve.  Ask them how they would have solved the problem of finding the "noise".

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Driver Story Time: May 21-22, 2018

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems *
Five Trucks by Brian Floca *
The Little School Bus by Margery Cuyler
My Big Rig by Jonathan London
The Wheels on the Race Car by Alexander Zane *

Craft: Pigeon
The kids were given a pigeon body and two wings to color and glue together.  They then bent a black pipe cleaner in half and taped it on for the legs.

Literacy Extensions:
- When in the car, ask your child to find certain types and colors of vehicles (i.e. red truck, yellow car, silver van, etc.).
- After reading Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, ask your child for reasons why the pigeon wouldn't be able to drive a car.  See if they can come up with ways for the pigeon to drive.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Construction Worker Story Time: May 14-15, 2018

Busy Builders, Busy Week! by Jean Reidy
Construction by Sally Sutton
Dig! by Andrea Zimmerman *
Go! Go! Go! Stop! by Charise Mericle Harper *
Job Site by Nathan Clement *

Craft: Construction Puzzle
The kids colored a cardstock coloring sheet of a construction site.  They could then cut along the grid on the back of the sheet to make a 16 piece puzzle.

Literacy Extensions:
- Kids love construction vehicles.  Learn more about the different types of vehicles by checking out books at the library.
- As you read various construction books, see if your child can tell you what the different construction vehicles do.

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