PreK Bits - Kid Music

Folks ask us, "Where do you find kid songs?".
The answer is ... "From listening to CDs."
Here are some all-time favorites.
Raffi's Baby Beluga and Rise And Shine. Sharon, Lois, and Bram's Mainly Mother Goose and Sing A to Z. HarpBeat's Around the World In a HerpBeat. Tom Chapin and Some Assembly Required ... And a new favorite, Dan Zanes with Catch That Train! and Family Dance.
Tune-up and Sing!

PreK Bits - Trolls and Wishes

"Trolls and wishes" are in Storytime this week. You can find these tales again. "The Big White Cat" story, and the "Snow Child" can be found in The Fox And The Rooster collection of folk tales. You can find other versions of these two tales, both illustrated by Tomi DePaola in The Little Snowgirl: An Old Russian Tale and Cat On The Dovrefell.

PreK Bits - Whale of a Tale

Blubber, snow, and ice is still around the North Pole. Inuit culture can be seen in the following books. Building An Igloo shows photos of exactly how an igloo is built. Kumak's House and Berry Magic show Inuit lifestyle in stories for young children. If you'd like to adopt Inuit style into your garden, take a look at the stone structures in Make Your Own Inuksuk and build one in your garden.

Kid BITS - Storytimes START

PreSchool STORYTIMES and BABY PlayGROUPS START again this week.
Look forward to 7 WEEKS of Programs with "fresh faces in old places".
The Schedule is the same. The Leaders have changed.
Don't forget to bring "singers","patty-cakes","laughers" and "cozy-laps".
We'll be seeing YOU!

Just Imagine!

Throw in a bunny with a box, a mouse with a cat, and a cow with major attitude, and stir briskly. This is a recipe for a fun last gathering of this session at the Wednesday Downtown and Thursday Pittsfield storytimes.

Hugs and Homes

Will Bunny ever find his home? Will the beautiful cockroach, Senorita Martina, ever find a true love who will sing to her in the evenings? Celebrate Valentine's Day with songs and stories at the Wednesday Downtown and Thursday Pittsfield storytime this week.

Hungry for Storytime?

Rabbit and Dog get just what they want to eat, with a little persistence, in these delicious animal tales at the Wednesday Downtown and Thursday Pittsfield preschool storytimes the first week of February.

Trouble in Story City!

It's all about mischief when Ivan the Terrier by Peter Catalanotto jumps into every story and little caterpillar, tricks all the big tough animals for the last week of January at the Wednesday Downtown and Thursday Pittsfield storytimes.

Storytime Takes Flight!

The hilarious new picture book, Grumpy Bird, will be joined by a blackbird adventure from India and a crafty trickster rabbit tale from American Indian tradition, when rabbit bounces up through the clouds to steal fire from the sky people, at the Wednesday Downtown and Thursday Pittsfield storytimes.

Rabbit Raves

Meet Jumpity the Rabbit and listen to wintry tales from China and Scandanavia at the Wednesday Downtown storytime and the Thursday Pittsfield storytime this week.

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