PreK Bits - Mukluks and Igloos

Here are some very wintery books, influenced by Inuit culture, we're currently reading during Family Storytimes:
Building An Igloo clearly shows how to build an Inuit Igloo.
Make Your Own Inuksuk shows how to make markers for your territory (or garden).
Kumak's Fish and Kumak's House are fun-filled stories from Kumak's family in Alaska.
Berry Magic retells an old legend of how sweet berries came to the tundra to feed the people.
Eye Of The Needle tells a classic Inuit "Tall Tale" with fabulous illustrations by Terry Sloat.

PreK Bits - Russian Stories

"Ms Rachel" is doing stories from Russia this week.
Here are some to find in the folktales:
The Little Snow Girl;
Babushka;
Vasilissa The Beautiful;
Matreshka
Something From Nothing

PreK Bits

Welcome back to Storytime Season!
Ms. Rachel, Ms. Sara and Ms. Betsy are doing gingerbread, brown buns, cakes, and Happy New Years this week.
You can repeat the recipes at home often with:
Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone. A Classic.
The Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egielski. An updated version.
The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett. Lusciously illustrated.
and sing "Five Brown Buns in the Bakery Shop" with
CDs from some of our favorite performers:
Peter & Ellen Allard in Sing It! Say It!.
Sharon, Lois and Bram in Great Big Hits.
Tom Chapin in Great Big Fun For The Very Little One.

PreK Bits - STORYTIMES START again !

Pack up the babies and grab the grandparents and everyone goes....
To the STORYTIME SHOWS!
PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES and BABY PLAYGROUPS
begin next week... JANUARY 12, 2009.

So Line up the sneakers, unknot the shoelaces,
Don't match the mittens, don't match the socks,
Get ready to warm up a spot on the floor...
We're ready to sing once more.

Scary Bits - But not Too Scary !

October is ripe for harvesting spooky tales. For young kids, cautionary tales can work instead of "sca-a-ry" tales, since the endings come out GOOD. Try:
Precious and The Boo Hag by Patricia McKissack
The Gunniwolf by Wilhelmina Harper.
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything by Linda Williams.
... or choose books with holiday icons such as:
I Spy A Pumpkin
Five Little Pumpkins
Los Gatos Black On Halloween

What's Cookin' ?

Yummy stories about apple pie and carrot soup will make you hungry at the Downtown Tuesday preschool storytime this week .

What’cha Gonna Wear?

Outrageous hats and backward dressing jazz up the storytime jamboree at the downtown preschool Tuesday and Wednesday storytimes next week . Put on your silliest outfit and find out how hen hatches a plot to get scarecrow’s fabulous hat.

Story Jamboree

Surprising and slapstick stories will tickle your funny bone at the Downtown Preschool storytimes on September 16th and 17th. Spider gets into his usual trouble and one story is even about Nothing!.

Story Jamboree

The first Downtown preschool storytime of the fall will begin on a silly, sleepy note with Go To Sleep Gecko and other tales of grumpy creatures who can’t get any sleep. Join us for stories, songs and other surprises beginning Tuesday, September 9th at 10:00 am and Wednesday, September 10th at 11:00 am at the Downtown Library Youth Department Story Corner!

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