Help your little scientist have a blast with some of our fun science-themed summer reading selections including songs and rhymes! Be sure to stop by a branch this summer to get our full reading list and sign up for summer reading! For more information click here: http://www.bklynlibrary.org/summerreading
Margaret Wise Brown is famous for her night-time tale Good Night Moon, but you may not be as familiar with her other work. She has written over 25 books. Below is a selection of tales both you and your little one will enjoy along with some rhymes to make bedtime an easy transition.
Everyone likes Mother Goose! Children like Mother Goose because the rhymes are fun and easy to learn. Educators & parents like Mother Goose because those same rhymes help children develop phonemic awareness skills that they will need to become good readers.
Around their first birthday, many young children get anxious when parents leave them at day care or with a babysitter. Games like peek-a-boo, good-bye songs and rhymes, and books that feature comings and goings can help.
Halloween is great time of year to share slightly spooky stories and play peek-a-BOO! At ages two and up, children may begin to find some stories scary. If they do, save these for them when they are older.
Winter’s chill is in the air – time to curl up indoors and share a good book with your child. Or warm things up by trying one of our action songs and rhymes. Either way, you’ll stay warm while having fun together!
Do you like to dance? Movement and music are great tools to help young children learn the rhythm of language and build their pre-reading skills. They’re also great activities to enjoy together. Share a good book with your child, or try some of our action songs and rhymes together – and don’t forget to dance!
Getting up can be hard sometimes, especially on cold winter mornings! Enjoy the warmth of a cozy bed a little longer by sharing a book with your child. Or get moving with a busy action song. Either way, you’ll start your day together with a smile and some fun, as you get ready to greet the day!