Story Time Reads: March 5

Shout! Shout it Out!
Artist Who Painted a Blue HorseEarly Literacy Tip: Singing the alphabet song is one way to introduce children to letters. Part of letter knowledge, one of the early literacy skills that helps children be ready to read in school, is knowing the names of letters. At first your child may not relate the letters they sing to the written letter. That’s okay; this is a first step.

First, we sang the alphabet song to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."

Now we sang it again to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb." The letters come out in a different rhythm. Children are less likely to lump l, m, n and o together.

Books We Read
Baby/Toddler Story Time
The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer
Little Cloud by Eric Carle
Shout! Shout It Out! by Denise Fleming
We All Sing with the Same Voice by J. Philip Miller and Sheppard M. Greene

Pre-School Story Time
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle
Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? by Susan A. Shea
How to Bake an American Pie by Karma Wilson

School Group Story Time (Pre-K)S
George and the Dragon by Chris Wormell
It's a Book by Lane Smith
The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) retold by Philemon Sturges
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Stead
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg