February 11, 2013

Preschool Valentine's Day

On February 5, we did Valentine's Day with the 4 & 5 year olds. This is always a fun program!

Our most popular stories were:
Cover image Guess how much I love you by Sam McBratney

 Cover image The day it rained hearts by Felicia Bond

We also did a couple of Valentine "Skip to My Lou" songs and danced to Hap Palmer's "Rock and Roll Freeze Dance":

The children also made hearts showing something that they love:

This is such an easy project to do at home!
Start with a heart shape drawn on the paper. Have your child draw a picture of someone or something that she loves. Then help her write "I love ..." If she can form letters, let her write it herself. Otherwise, be sure to point out what you are writing and use her words. Finish up by coloring and cutting out the heart. If your child is old enough to cut safely without hurting herself, let her. It's valuable practice and helps to develop those crucial fine motor skills! It won't be smooth at first, but that adds to the charm of a child's art project. The project also works on writing skills and talking (or narrative) skills as you talk about what is being drawn.

We also used the DVD of "The Pigs' Wedding" for our video of the day.

The programs keep going this week:

Thursday, February 14 at 10:30am: Toddler Time for children ages 2-3 and a caregiver. Celebrate Valentine's Day at the library!

Friday, February 15 at 10:30 or 11:30am: Mother Goose on the Loose for children from birth to 35 months and a caregiver.

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