Just Being Silly

For Parents & Caregivers: Children who enjoy books will want to learn how to read!  An enjoyable storytime supports your child's literacy development!
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Storytime Books
On Top of Spaghetti
Tiki Tiki Tembo
Pigs Ahoy!
Good Thing You're Not an Octopus!
The Problem with Chickens
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy


Music CDs: "Over the Deep Blue Sea" Come and Make a Circle and "Chicken Dance" Dance Along.

Silly Storytime Booklist


For Parents & Caregivers: Being comfortable with printed language helps children feel comfortable with books and understand that print is useful.  Reading to your child everyday develops print awareness.
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Storytime Books
Danny's Duck
All Night Near the Water
Across the Stream
Quacky Duck
Mommy Is That You?
Duck! Rabbit!
Have You Seen My Duckling?
Whose Chick Are You?


Music CDs: "Six Little Ducks" and "Little White Duck" Six Little Ducks, and  "Alle meine Entchen -- All My Little Ducklings" Favorite Traditinal German Songs.

Duck Storytime Booklist


For Parents & Caregivers: Help your pre-reader become aware of the smaller sounds that make up words.  Play rhyming games, sing songs,  and say words with the sounds left out.  Example:  BAT - the "buh" sound = at
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Storytime Books
Harry the Dirty Dog
Big Red Tub
Pet Wash
What Next, Baby Bear?
To Bathe a Boa
Is It Time?


Music CDs: "This Is the Way You Take a Bath" Wee Sing for Baby; "Everybody Wash" Sesame Street Splish Splash and "If You Don't Take a Bath" Wave Your Hands

Bath Storytime Booklist

Sniffles, Sneezes and Get Well Wishes

For Parents & Caregivers: School readiness skills, listening and following directions, are developed during storytimes.
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Storytime Books
Next Please
I Wish I Was Sick, Too!
How to Heal a Broken Wing
Get Well Soon Book
Dear Daisy, Get Well Soon
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?


Music CDs: "Five Little Joeys" Dance Party and "Body Rock" Kids in Motion.

Storytime Booklist