Rachel Kohl Community Library

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First Art

Storytime with Ms. Katie -- January 20-24

Infants, ToddlersRachel KohlComment

This week I only had two storytimes. There was no Preschool Storytime as I was at the Philadelphia Book Buzz. The two storytimes we did have were Toddler Time and First Art. Both went really great.

Don't forget to join us at the Rachel Kohl Library for storytime! Anyone is welcome to join us!

Toddler Time
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
18 months–3 years old

Preschool Storytime
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
3–5 years old

Infant Storytime
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Birth–18 months

The Books:

Toddler Storytime:

  • Zoom Zoom Zoom I'm Off to the Moon by Dan Yaccarino
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Jane Cabrera
  • Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
  • I Want to Be An Astronaut by Byron Barton

Infant Storytime/First Art:

  • The Babies on the Bus by Karen Katz
  • Maisy's Wonderful Weather Book by Lucy Couisns
  • Snow by Manya Stojic
  • Under My Hood I Have A Hat by Karla Kuskin

The Fingerplays / Songs / Art Project

In Toddler Storytime, we learned a new song called "Zoom Zoom Zoom". I learned it from Jbrary & once you listen to it, it'll be stuck in your head!

In Infant Storytime, we learned a new song called "Once There Was A Snowman". This is another song I learned from Jbrary.

In both storytimes we did "This Is Big, Big, Big" which I learned from Mel's Desk. It's a quick and fun little activity to get kids refocused and teach them about opposites.

This is big big big
Hold arms out to side
This is small small small
Cup hands together
This is short short short
Hold hands with palms facing each other
This is tall tall tall
Reach one hand above head
This is fast fast fast
Circle fists quickly
This is slow slow slow
Circle fists slowly
This is yes yes yes
This is no no no
Shake head

First Art is a monthly program I have in addition to an Infant Storytime. We start off with a regular storytime but I plan a craft to do after. This craft is typically super simple for little hands to do with assistance from their caregiver. I structure it like this so if the parent/caregiver isn't interested in the craft, then they can still attend the storytime.

This month we did paper snow globes. I found it on Pinterest. It's a great chance for little ones to practice holding a crayon and making marks on the paper. I also had foam stickers out for them to test out.