Sunday, August 24, 2014

Preschool Storytime: Cookies and Milk

We had an absolutely yummy time at Preschool Storytime this past week with a Cookies and Milk theme.

We read the following delicious books:

We played the felt board game Match That Cookie:

We ended storytime with an episode of Elmo's World, which had a special appearance by Cookie Monster.

Join us for next week's Preschool Storytime (Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m.) when our theme will be What A Mess!

Storytime For Twos: August 19, 2014

Where are all the two-year-olds hanging out at 9:30 on Tuesday mornings?  Storytime For Twos at the Westport Library!

This week, before singing our opening song, Come Along and Sing With Me, we warmed up with the activity I Have Ten Little Fingers.  

It goes like this:

I have ten little fingers and they all belong to me.
I can make them do things, would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight! And I can open them wide.
I can put them together and I can make them all hide.
I can jump them up high and I can jump them down low.
I can fold them like this and lay them just so.

We read:

Plus, we did one of the kids' favorite felt board activities, Where's Spot:

Afterward, we sang The Itsy Bitsy Spider (in our high squeaky voices) and The Great Big Spider (in our low deep voices).

It was then time to say goodbye until the next Storytime For Twos - which will be Tuesday morning at 9:30.  

Join us there for some great books and fun learning activities!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Preschool Storytime: You Ought To Be In Pictures!

This past week, our storytime theme was You Ought To Be In Pictures, and all our books displayed pictures instead of traditional illustrations.

They included:

We also enjoyed the felt board activity We Went To The Zoo One Day.  To the tune of Mary Had A Little Lamb, we sang the song "We Went To The Zoo One Day," and then placed an animal photo on the board.  The kids had to say the name of the animal and then make that animal sound. The children loved this activity, so we did it several times!   

Below are some of the animals that we put on our felt board:

Join us for Preschool Storytime next week when our theme will be Cookies and Milk.  Won't you join us for some yummy stories?  

We'll see you Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Storytime For Twos: August 12, 2014

Nobody has a better time at Westport than the kids at Storytime For Twos.

This past week, we started by getting all our wiggles out, and we wiggled everything we could think of - our hair, our ears, our noses and more!  

We then sang our opening song and read some terrific books. They included:

Afterward, we practiced colors on the felt board with pictures of food before singing our goodbye song.

Don't forget to join us each Tuesday at 9:30 for Storytime For Twos.  The children love it and so will you!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Summertime At The Westport Library Sure Is Fun!

The summer is winding down at the Westport Library, but not the fun.  Over the past few weeks, we have had lots of great entertainment for children.

On July 23, Paul Mesner Puppets dropped by with their hilarious adaption of The Stinky Cheese Man, the Caldecott Award winning book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith.  Talk about funny!

Then, on July 29, the Sugar Free All Stars visited the Westport Library and gave a high-energy musical performance that was enjoyed by everyone - children and adults alike.  Check out some of the rocking footage below:

And just this past week - on August 5, our friends Jay and Leslie of Laughing Matters stopped by with their silly and informative science show, Chain Reaction.  We got some footage of that too!

Overall, the summer couldn't have been better at the Westport Library!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Preschool Storytime: Around The Pond

This week at Preschool Storytime we learned all about ponds and the animals and plants who live in and near them.

To begin, as the children arrived for storytime, they listened to "pond sounds," including frogs, crickets, and more.

We then read the following books:

We did a feltboard game called What's In The Pond  

and did the tube story/song - Five Green and Speckled Frogs.

We then sang our goodbye song and said so-long until our next Preschool Storytime adventure.

Join us for storytime this coming Tuesday at 10:00 when we will have a special musical guest:  The Sugar Free All Stars!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hooray For Storytime For Twos! July 22, 2014

Storytime For Twos at the Westport Library is always filled with fun! This past week, we read:

Afterward, we got out the streamers and moved all over the place. We twirled, bounced, shook, waved, wiggled, marched, hopped, jumped and made shapes with the streamers - and the kids loved it.  

Why don't you join us for some of the fun?  Our next Storytime For Twos will be Tuesday, August 12 at 9:30 a.m.  See you there!