Story Time Sign Up Board

Story Time Sign Up Board

It's that time of year again!  We've already had two story time in the park sessions and are looking forward to many more!  I thought I'd share our announcement flyer as well as our sign up board for today's Sunday Snapshot. Announcement & Recruiting Flyer Sign up Bulletin Board A Closer Look Happy Sunday! … [Read more...]

Story Time in the Park: Books & Crafts List

Story Time in the Park: Books & Crafts List

It's that time of year again!  We'll soon be headed to our local park with books, glue sticks, and construction paper in tow.  It's Story Time in thePark! If you're in the Erie, PA area, be sure to stop in at Whitford Park every Monday morning through the summer for our Story Time in the Park program.  There will be songs, books, and crafts for the little ones. Everyone is welcome to attend (with a parent), but ages 3-6 will especially enjoy the program. Books and Crafts Here's what we'll … [Read more...]

Story Time in the Park: Leaves

Story Time in the Park: Leaves

For our final story time, we decided to look ahead a bit to the fall season.  We focused on a leaf theme and were surprised to find some red and yellow leaves dotting the ground around us. Song Time For songs, we did a few of the same songs as last year's Leaf Day including All the Leaves are the Falling Down (Tune of London Bridges) Do you see the colorful leaves (Tune of Muffin Man) Where is the Red Leaf (Tune of Where is Thumbkin?) Story Time I had a little trouble picking … [Read more...]

Story Time in the Park: Our Favorite Books

Story Time in the Park: Our Favorite Books

It is nearing the end of Story Time (sad!), and we decided to pull out a few of our own childhood favorites to share with the kids in the park.  It was tough deciding a favorite, especially since had used so many favorites in previous weeks, but we finally settled on a few. SONGS For song time, we did some old classics like such as: Open Close Them Wheels on the Bus If You're Happy and You Know It Eensy Weensy Spider The kids really enjoy these classic songs and even young kids … [Read more...]

Story Time in the Park: Dinosaurs

Story Time in the Park: Dinosaurs

DINOSAUR DAYS! I was especially excited about this story time in the park because it featured DINOSAURS!  My kids are both pretty crazy about dinosaurs and the kids at the park seemed to love them too!    I checked out quite a few dinosaur books from the library, but I had to narrow it down to two or three (books listed below).  For song time, I would have loved to sing the song "Dinosaur Walk", but it was a little too complicated for Story Time.  If you do a dinosaur theme at home, be sure to … [Read more...]

Preschool Story Time: Numbers and Counting

Preschool Story Time: Numbers and Counting

For this week's story time, we focused on books with numbers and counting as a central theme.    There are quite a few fingerplays and songs involving counting, so it was tough to choose just a few, but we did our best! SONG TIME 5 Little Fishes 5 Little Monkeys 10 Apples Up on Top (Tune of 10 Little Indians) 1,2 Buckle My Shoe STORY TIME  We started with Three Little Kittens.   We had been reading this book in my house for a few weeks (and even had a Mittens and Kittens day!), so … [Read more...]