Monday, September 22, 2014

Preschool Storytime: Animals Of The Jungle

Animals of the jungle was our preschool storytime theme last week, and we filled it with lots of wild reading!

After singing our opening song, we were so excited about our books that we went straight into reading.  The selections included:

Afterward, we played an Animals Of The Jungle felt board game - which had us deciding what animals did and didn't belong in the jungle.

Our movie was the modern-day classic Where The Wild Things Are.  

If you and your preschooler are looking for some reading fun, join us Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. at the Westport Library.  It's a great time for everyone!

Storytime For Twos: September 16, 2014

Storytime For Twos at the Westport Library last week was filled with a bunch of wiggles, giggles, and animals.  

We warmed up with the movement activity, My Wiggles, then went right into clapping and singing our opening song, Come Along and Sing With Me.

Our lively books included:  

After reading, we got out the animal puppets to do a favorite activity .  We all sang We Went To The Zoo One Day (to the tune of Mary Had A Little Lamb), and then the children were surprised with a puppet animal.  The kids' job was to name each animal and make its sound.  We did several rounds of this activity.

After several good books and lots of silly fun, we sang our goodbye song, Do You Know What Time It Is, and waved so long to all our friends for another week.  

Join us at the Westport Library on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. for Storytime For Twos and oodles of age-appropriate activities and  books.  

Monday, September 15, 2014

Preschool Storytime: Oh, What A Night!

The kids take a closer look at all the books 
Oh, What A Night was our theme in Preschool Storytime this past week, and what a fun time we had! All our books and activities centered around nighttime.  

After singing our opening song, we dug right into reading with these entertaining books:

We even did a felt board version of Eric Carle's classic story The Very Lonely Firefly.

Before showing our movie this past week, we also decided to do one of our favorite movement songs - Roll Roll Roll Your Hands.

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? was our film this week, and it was roaringly good.

Afterward, we didn't say good night, but we did sing our closing song, Do You Know What Time It Is, and said good bye for another week.

Join us for our next Preschool Storytime - Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., when our theme will be Animals Of The Jungle.

Storytime For Twos: September 9, 2014

This week in Storytime For Twos, all our stories had animals in them.  But before we started reading, we decided to do a little "warm-up" and sang This Is The Way.  It goes like this:

This is the way we touch our nose
touch our nose, touch our nose (while touching our noses)
This is the way we touch our nose
Nose nose nose.

We then repeated the song several times, touching our ears, our knees, etc.  

After our "warm-up," we sang our opening song, Come Along And Sing With Me and got busy reading.

Our books this week were:

It was then time for a little movement activity, and we decided to play Scarf Peekaboo.  In this game, each child got a scarf, and we would name something we wanted to hide - like our hair, our eyes, and our toes.  We would then place the scarf over what we wanted to hide, and on the count of three, we would pull the scarves off and yell Peekaboo!  The kids giggled every single time we did this.

We ended storytime in our usual way, by singing our closing song, Do You Know What Time It Is and saying goodbye till next time.

Join us on Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. for our next Storytime For Twos and more books, adventure, and great learning activities.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Preschool Storytime: Shape Up!

Preschool Storytime this past week at the Westport Library was all about shapes, and it did "shape up" to be a great storytime!

We read:

We practiced shapes on our felt board,

Then we got out our "rubber shapes," and made shapes out of shapes - for example, if we put two squares together, we made a rectangle!

Our movie was Curious George: Dog Counter, and while watching it, we discovered that dogs come in all shapes and sizes.

Join us for our next Preschool Storytime (Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m.), when our theme will be Oh What A Night.  All of the books we read will be ones that take place at night.

See you then!

Storytime For Twos: September 2 2014

Storytime For Twos is always a great time at the Westport Library, and last week was no exception.  We warmed up with the activity Mix A Pancake.  It goes like this:

Mix a pancake,
Stir a pancake,
Pop it in the pan;
Fry the pancake,
Toss the pancake,
Catch it if you can!

Every single time we do this, the kids absolutely love it, especially when they are trying to catch their "pretend pancakes" at the end.

We then belted out our opening song, Come Along and Sing With Me, and got down to the business of reading.  We enjoyed:

Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing

Afterward, we needed to stretch.  We stretched out everything from our hair, to our tongues, to our arms, to our belly buttons.  

This was a good activity for the kids who had been sitting so still for reading time.

To end the day, we sang our good bye song, Do You Know What Time It Is.  

Be sure to join us for our next Storytime For Twos which will be Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m.!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Preschool Storytime: What A Mess!

This past week at Preschool Storytime, our theme was What A Mess!  

We read a lot of messy books including:

We also had fun with a couple of felt board activities:

The first one was called Animal Homes.  In this activity, the animals were a mess until we matched them up with their correct homes.

In our second activity, we practiced the alphabet.

We ended with the movie Max and Ruby:  Max Cleans Up!

We will see you at our next Preschool Storytime - Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. - when our theme will be Shape Up!  It will be a storytime all about shapes!

See you there!