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At select Brooklyn Public Library locations and partner locations, we are posting StoryWalks® outdoors! StoryWalks® are picture books displayed outside to encourage reading and walking. We will be posting them on fences and on yard signs at select libraries and partner sites. Each book has prompts to encourage family discussion and interaction!

At the Main Street Playground of Brooklyn Bridge Park, you can view I Got the Rhythm by Brooklyn native Connie Schofield-Morrison and illustrated by Frank Morrison (Bloomsbury, 2014). On a trip to the park with their grown-up, a child hears a rhythm coming from the world around them and begins to move to the beat, finally beginning an impromptu dance in which other kids join in. Pair your StoryWalk with a visit to the brand new Adams Street Library, a short walk away! 

Enjoy of this video of Connie Schofield-Morrison and Frank Morrison (below) discussing their book and take a behind-the-scenes studio tour with Frank! 

Check out the book!  eBook  Print 

Activities for Families 

  • After reading this bouncy, rhyming book, encourage your family to use their bodies to make sounds: clapping hands, snapping fingers, and drumming on your legs with your hands. See if they can repeat a rhythm that you create, then let them create a rhythm for you to echo. 
  • Tap out the syllables of your names on your lap using your hands. Try doing it slowly, then faster. 
  • Sing a song and clap along with the syllables and the beat.  
  • Play a rhyming game and see how many words you can rhyme with a word from the book.  
  • Using empty tissue boxes, oatmeal containers, coffee cans or other materials create your own musical instruments. Try to play a favorite tune using the instrument -- can you drum along to "The Wheels on the Bus"?

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.  

Support for BPL’s StoryWalk® program is funded by The New York City Council City’s First Readers initiative and created in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park

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