Down By the Station, Episode 9 of Storytime Seedlings Podcast

 



 

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WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT: 

1. Picture Books

2. Fingerplays, Songs and a Story


3. Early Literacy Tip for Parents

 

Episode 9 PDF of fingerplays:

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1. PICTURE BOOKS


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Singing in the Rain
by Arthur  Freed and Nacio Brown

A picture book adaptation of the song Singing in the rain, which celebrates the glory of clouds and rain.


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Moon River
by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini


Follow a girl, accompanied by her teddy bear, as she dreams about the wide and wonderful world. Cozy scenes of pajamas and bedtime make this a perfect story to share at the end of the day

 

2. FINGERPLAYS, SONGS AND A STORY

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3. EARLY LITERACY TIP FOR PARENTS

 Cultural Literacy

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(Singing in the Rain, illustration from the book, by Tim Hopgood.)

     When you sing “The Wheels on the Bus” with your child you are teaching them about our culture. The seemingly simple songs we sing together with children are part of a common thread that weaves us together.  When we sing the songs that have been handed down, we are connecting to people today and to the generations before us.  When you sing, “The Wheels on the Bus,” if you were born in America, you will remember your own experience with that song and that too will become part of your child’s experience. In words we can tell them about our history, our relationship to a song, but also in feelings that bloom when we sing these memories of our childhood. 

 

 If you are new to America and first experience this song as an adult, you are weaving the song into your own attachment to your new home and community and to your child’s growing up in our country. 
 

Cultural literacy is having a knowledge base, a capital, a currency in the day to day popular songs and stories that connect us to one another.  A community, a country, is only as strong and healthy in what common threads of connection we all share, no matter our differences. 
 

That’s why I’m devoting Episode 9-Down by the Station: Old Time Songs for Children from America, Part I, to our rich common heritage with songs from America’s past that live today.  Episode 10—The Little Red Caboose: Old Time Songs for Children from America, Part II will continue with this theme because there is so much to share! 

See you in Storytime!  Lauren


 

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(Moon Riverillustration from the book, by Tim Hopgood.)
 
 
 

Storytime Seedlings Podcaster (and Children's Librarian):

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    Hi, I'm Lauren!

I do the following storytimes:

Babies--
Baby Bouncers Lapsit,
a program for infants with a caregiver.*
  --- and ---
Preschoolers--
3's & 4's Budding Bookworms 
(Stories and Songs 
for 3, 4, and 5 year olds).*
   

 

 
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Our thanks to the following resources for Episode 8:

Free Music Archive and Scott Holmes (music) 

 

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