We had lots of fun this week being quiet and loud. We used rhythm sticks, egg shakers and even our bodies as we clapped, stomped, and roared! Below is a list of the books we explored.
Books we read:
The Loud Book by Deborah Underwood
The Little Little Girl with the Big Big Voice by Kristen Balouch
What Noise Does a Rabbit Make? by Carrie Weston
Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton
One Drowsy Dragon by Ethan Long
Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Stickland
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker by Christianne Jones
Mind Your Monsters by Catherine Bailey
This concludes our list for Quiet and Loud. Our regular Storytimes will resume the week of April 11th, but please join us for our newest storytime Hora de Cuentos where families learning English or Spanish will enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Hora de Cuentos will take place on Mon, Apr 4th at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
Did you know that sound plays an important role in early literacy? Sound/music related activities often require children to remember the details and sequence of what is heard and to respond accordingly. This helps increase the brain’s ability to organize and make sense of sound – a skill that is required for literacy. So if you’re looking for a fun, new way to experiment with different sounds and rhythms ask us about our Learning Games and Lap Totes! We have several items available for check out such as the ones below (just to name a few!)
and our Read to the rhythm Lap Tote – this Lap Tote comes complete with 1 audio CD, 5 board books, 2 hardcover books, 1 puzzle (8 pieces, 1 board), and 4 egg shakers!