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Three Ways to Storytime: Week of July 27th

Live on Facebook - Get ready to laugh with Miss Shawn and some silly stories, Monday, July 27th at 10:30 am live on Facebook. Thursday, July 16th at 10:30 am you can splash around with Miss Tessa and stories about the ocean. Storytimes that air live on Facebook will remain available for twenty-four hours.

Six-Minute Storytime - This one will quack you up! Check out our Six-Minute Storytimes on the Kenosha Public Library YouTube channel. This week we are featuring stories and songs about ducks and trucks. 

 

 

Online storytime! Listen to "With Any Luck, I’ll Drive a Truck" by David Friend. 
 

Super Snoopers On the Beach

Do your children like "I, Spy?" Well, then try out  Super Snoopers "On the Beach?" Can they find these items?

Can you find?
8 shells
5 clothespins
5 feathers
4 bottlecaps
3 pieces of coral
2 starfish
2 pinecones
1 alligator
1 piece of driftwood
1 gold safety pin

What else can you find

(Thanks to Ms. Karen and Mrs. Potter for making this!)

Three Ways to Storytime: Week of July 13th

Live on Facebook - It's a Smorgasbord of Storytime with Jake, Monday, July 13th at 10:30 am live on Facebook. Head to the beach with Mrs. Potter Thursday, July 16th at 10:30 am for fun stories and songs about one of our favorite places. 


DIY “Bus” storytime! Our Storytime Bundles are full of resources available virtually anytime. Our bus-themed bundle premiers this week but will remain available for storytime anytime. Choose a welcome song, pick your books, enjoy rhymes, sing songs, move to music, and find some ideas for more bus and vehicle fun!


Six-Minute Storytime - Just the right size! Check out our Six-Minute Storytimes on the Kenosha Public Library YouTube channel. This week we are featuring stories and songs about buses.

 

July- Mind and Body Activities - Ages 12-19

Looking for some fun activities to do for the Summer Mind and Body Challenge?

Check back every week for a new idea!

12-19 Mind Activities

Week 9: Sleep under the stars! Go camping or pitch a tent in your own backyard and spend the night in the great outdoors.

Week 8: Develop your own recipe for one of your favorite foods! Start by experimenting with new flavors in something you already know how to make, or by testing out different recipes for the same food.

Week 7: Write lyrics to a song or rap. Can you come up with your own melody or beat to go with it?

Week 6: Start a dream journal, where you write down what you remember from your dreams each morning.

12-19 Mind Activities

Week 9: Get some fresh air! Go for a bike ride, take a hike, go fishing, snap some nature photography, do some gardening, or whatever outdoor activity makes you happy!

Week 8: Blind Taste-Test Challenge! Can you identify different brands or flavors of your favorite foods simply by taste?

Week 7: Learn a new dance (check out TikTok for inspiration!) or choreograph your own dance to your favorite song!

Week 6: Go for a walk after dark (safely!) and see what constellations you can spot.

July - Mind and Body Activities - Ages 5-12

Looking for some fun activities to do for the Summer Mind and Body Challenge?

Check back every week for a new idea!

5-12 Mind Activities

Week 9: Read a book about the great outdoors, or read any book while you are outside!

Week 8: What are all the different ways we eat potatoes? List and rank them according to your favorites!

Week 7: Write some new lyrics to an existing song. Perform them for someone or keep them to yourself. 

Week 6: Read a book about the stars. See if you can spot any of them in the night sky!

5-12 Body Activities

Week 9: Nature scavenger hunt! Come up with a list of things you might see outside. Now get out there and see if you can find them!

Week 8: Learn a new skill in the kitchen. Maybe that's peeling fruits or vegetables, or cracking eggs.

Week 7: Make an instrument out of household materials! Maybe it's rubber bands and a tissue box, or a homemade kazoo?

Week 6: Go for a walk after dark (safely!) and see if you can spot any fireflies or other nocturnal animals!

July - Mind and Body Activities - Ages 0-3 & 3-5

Looking for some fun activities to do for the Summer Mind and Body Challenge?
Check back every week for a new idea!
 
0-3 Mind Activities

Week 9: Introduce new vocabulary by identifying different things you see outside with your child.

Week 8: Sing the popular "Apples and Bananas" song with or to your child.

Week 7: Help your child clap out the syllables in their name and other words they know.

Week 6: Sing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" to your child and teach them hand motions for the song.

3-5 Mind Activities

Week 9: Look up! Lay in the grass and talk about what the shapes the clouds look like. 

Week 8: Practice identifying different foods and colors on your chlid's plate at mealtime. 

Week 7: Practice clapping a simple, steady beat or pattern with your child. It is very good for memory and for developing a sense of rhythm.

Week 6: Have your child observe the moon's different shapes and how it changes. Have them draw a picture with chalk on black paper and add star stickers for extra fun.

0-3 Body Activities

Week 9: Take a walk through the grass - barefoot if possible! Sensory stimulation like feeling different textures such as grassh helps your child's brain develop.

Week 8: Introduce a new age-appropriate food to your child.

Week 7: Practice singing and playing "Pat-A-Cake" with your child. 

Week 6: Take a nighttime stroller walk, talk about what you hear, see, and smell. 

3-5 Body Activities

Week 9: Play in the dirt! Practicing digging, scooping and shoveling stengthens hand muscles and finger dexterity. Add some water to make a fun and muddy mess!

Week 8: Play with your food! Try fingerpainting with pudding or sculpting a scructure out of mashed potatoes!

Week 7: Break out the pots, pans, and cooking utensils! It's time for a family jam band!

Week 6: Take a nighttime walk with a flashlight. Shine the light on different objects and see if your child can run to and identify it.

Three Ways to Storytime: Week of June 29th

Live on Facebook - Give your favorite teddy bear a big hug and join Miss Karen for Teddy Bear storytime Monday, June 29th at 10:30 am live on Facebook. Get ready to celebrate with Miss Tessa  Thursday, July 2nd at 10:30 am for Red, White, and Blue storytime! 


DIY “Dinosaur” storytime! Our Storytime Bundles are full of resources available virtually anytime. Our dinosaur-themed bundle premiers this week but will remain available for storytime anytime. Choose a welcome song, pick your books, enjoy rhymes, sing songs, move to music, and have a roarin’ good time!


Six-Minute StorytimeCOMING SOON! Just the right size! Check out our Six-Minute Storytimes on the Kenosha Public Library YouTube channel. This week we are featuring stories and songs with dinosaurs.m

 

Super Snoopers!

Are your kids Super Snoopers? Can they find these items?

-3 ducks
-3 flags
-1 daisy
-2 ladybugs
-6 slotted balls
-7 letters
-2 apples
-5 straws
-1 outline of the United States

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Picture of random items on a background for children to find

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What else did they find?
(Thanks to Ms. Karen and Mrs. Potter for making this!)

Three Ways to Storytime: Week of June 15th

Live on Facebook - Fast or Slow? Big or Small? Yummy or Yucky? Play with Miss Hilary and Opposites at  storytime Monday, June 15th at 10:30 am live on Facebook. Miss Lisa and Miss Elkid are at it again on  Thursday, June 18th at 10:30 am having fun with Bilingual Storytime. Storytimes that air live on Facebook will remain available for twenty-four hours.  

DIY “Garden” storytime! Our Storytime Bundles are full of resources available virtually anytime. Our garden-themed bundle premiers this week but will remain available for storytime anytime. Choose a welcome song, pick your books, enjoy rhymes, sing songs, move to music, and have fun with theme-related activities.

Six-Minute Storytime - Just the right size! Check out our Six-Minute Storytimes on the Kenosha Public Library YouTube channel. This week we are featuring stories and songs with flowers and other things that grow.

 

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