Story Time 2023-2024

STORYTIME at the LIBRARY

Storytime at the Beaver County Library will begin Wednesday September 27,2023 at 10:30 a.m.  Come join us each Wednesday as we are learning about structure for school preparation in a safe fun environment.

The focus will be on learning our name, address, where we live counting, ABC’s, the seasons, safety, manners, and healthy foods.

Colors, shapes and opposites review, using fine motor skills with crafts, puzzles, etc.

 Nursery Rhymes repetition for language enhancement.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

September 27 – We had our first Story Time for the season out in our park area next to the library. We will be outside while the weather is good. Denise discussed colors, names, shapes and seasons. The books read were “Leaves” and “Duck and Goose-Find a Pumpkin”. The Nursery Rhymes were “Little Miss Muffet”, “Hey Diddle, Diddle” and “Baa, Baa Black Sheep”. Hope to see more new faces next Wednesday in the park at 10:30 a.m.

October 4 – Story Time was in the park this morning and we had a great time. The topics were colors, shapes, matching colors, and small, medium and large sizes. Leaves and apples were used as examples of all the different colors. “Apple Harvest” and “Harvest Time” were the books read. The nursery rhymes were “Little Miss Muffet”, “Hey Diddle, Diddle”, “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” and “One, Two, Buckle my shoe”. The craft was the “Harvest Truck”.

October 18 – Story Time today covered matching colors with color squares to colors on the mural in the park. “Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch” and “Pete the Cat, Five Little Pumpkins” were read. “Little Miss Muffet”, “Hey Diddle, Diddle”, “Baa, Baa Black Sheep”, “Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater” were the nursery rhymes.

October 25 – Story Time was all about pumpkins and halloween. There was a story walk out to the park and each child had to match the color of the scarf they had to a color in the painting on the wall. The books read were “Mouse’s First Halloween” and “Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin”. Denise carved a jack-o-lantern, and everyone got to decorate their own pumpkin.

November 1 – We had a small class today for Story Time but they went over matching colors, farm and domestic animals, opposites, i.e. top and bottom, etc. The Nursery Rhimes were “Little Miss Muffet” and “Hey Diddle, Diddle”.

November 8 – Story Time today was about colors, animals and what we are thankful for. The books were “Brown Bear” and “Giving Thanks”.

At Story Time today opposites were talked about, the story was about the Gingerbread Man and the craft today was decorating a gingerbread house and gingerbread man cookie. The houses will be on display along with the large house until after “Christmas on Douglas”.

December 6 – Story Time today was about opposites, Christmas activities, colors, names and books on bears. We sang several nursery rhyme songs. The craft was making a Santa ornament.

January 3, 2024 – We are back after the holidays and Story Time is still missing a few but we still had a great time. They started out with working with puzzles to learn reading left to right, colors and shapes. The book was “Winter”. They worked with learning their body parts, i.e. head, shoulders, knees and toes. Their homework for next week is to be able to tell Miss Denise their full name, where they live and how old they are.

January 10, 2024- This week due to the weather we had only one family show up for story time. Betty and Foster had a little one-on-one with Betty reading “Brown Bear”, “Polar Bear, Polar Bear – What Do You See”, “Peanut Butter & Jelly”. The craft was making a snowflake.

Story Time today Miss Betty read “People in Winter” and “Snow Day”. The craft was a gingerbread man dressed for winter.

January 24 – Story Time today had lots of activities. Miss Denise read “Snowy’s Special Secret”, “Colors” and then went over the days of the week in sign language. To review colors they played the “Go Fishing” game and matched fish blocks by color and joined together to make a chain. The craft was making a “Cup of Hot Chocolate”.

January 31 – oday in story time the nursery rhymes were “Little Miss Muffet”, “Baa Baa Black Sheep”, “Jack and Jill”, “Little Boy Blue” and “One, Two Buckle My Shoe”. After Denise read “Peanut Butter and Jelly” book their regular mats went back into the drawer and the yoga mats came out. They exercised to the book “From Head to Toe” and several other stretching exercises. Their craft today was making their own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

February 14 -Today at Story Time Denise read the following books – “Max’s Valentine”, “Be My Valentine, Peter Rabbit” and “Spot’s Valentine”. They sang “Days of the Week”, “Months of the Year” and “Alligator Counting Song”. The Craft was decorating valentine cookies.