Early Literacy Aside: Singing songs together not only helps with phonological awareness, hearing sounds, but they also are an enjoyable way to start developing expressive language, talking! Young children repeat what we say. This is the first step for them to express their own thoughts. Songs like this one, Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, have a repeated phrases which makes it easier for toddlers to learn. Let’s try it. Song: "Five Little Monkeys" Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.
Early Literacy Aside: Singing slows down language so that children can hear the smaller sounds in words. This helps children learn to sound out the words when they learn to read.Nursery Rhyme: Jack and Jill
Please join us for a hunt of facts, figures and more from the library's collections March 10, all day. Follow the clues and win. Have fun, pick your brain and learn something new. Help celebrate Read-In at the library! Prizes go to the top 10 scavengers.
In an effort to attract attention to child hunger in the District, the West End Library will be hosting a food drive from March 10 to 31. Please drop off donations of low sodium canned goods and whole grain dry food at the Hunger Station, conveniently located on the first floor between the Circulation and the Information Desks.
Ride and Sing. I’m a terrible singer. However, when I sing for my daughter or for a story time group, the kids ask me to sing more. Which means: your child will also love your voice when you sing. If you are shy, try singing in a place with some background noise or in the car. You can sing a familiar rhyme such as “Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb, Mary had a little lamb whose fleece is white as snow. And everywhere that Mary went, Mary went, Mary went…” As you sing, your child will learn these songs and begin to sing along with you.