April 11, 2013

April Showers...

As I'm sitting here on this gray, rainy day, I'm sure hoping that these April showers do bring some May flowers! Of course, there's always something bright and colorful happening at the library!

 It's been another busy month and we're not even half way through!

We celebrated the 10th Anniversary of Mo Willems' Pigeon books this month! Mo Willems' books are wonderful for young readers and pre-readers. The artwork is so expressive and gives children an opportunity to talk about emotions, which develops vocabulary. The books have lots of rhyming and repetitive phrases, which work on phonological and narrative skills. And they're just so fun that children love them! Don't most kids love the opportunity to tell someone "No!" without getting into trouble? (Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!)

In Preschool Story Hour for our 4 and 5 year olds, we did a storytime about Spring. We read Possum and the Peeper, which then led to the children requested several other frog books I had available including a huge favorite, The Wide Mouthed Frog.

I think we've also found a new favorite song - "Swing Your Partner" from the Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhymes for Modern Times cd. It's a square dance type of song that we've done in a circle and I've heard, "Let's do it again!" several times!

For a craft, we made and decorated those colorful windsocks that you see over to the left. A relatively simple craft, but gluing the streamers and feeding the yarn through the small punched holes works on fine motor skills, which children need to learn to write.

And we can't forget our monthly Lego program! We had several new children attend last week, so the fun just keeps growing!

So, what's coming up?
Saturday, April 13 from 10am to noon: Trash to Treasures Craft Program for all ages.

Tuesday, April 16 at 10:30am and 1:00pm, Preschool Story Hour for 4 and 5 year olds and 3 years old who are ready to come in independently.

Please register for our programs so that we can plan for all our children: 

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