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Finding Children's Fingerplays for Fun and Learning

Fingerplays encourage early literacy development in children. Here are some resources to find some to integrate into your storytimes at home.

Bunnies! Episode 6 Storytime Seedlings Podcast

Happy, hoppy BUNNIES is the theme for Episode 6 of the Storytime Seedlings Podcast. Join us for some hopping fingerplays, songs, a story, and, of course books!

Colors! Episode 4 of Storytime Seedlings Podcast

COLORS is our theme for Episode 4 of the Storytime Seedlings Podcast.

L-O-V-E, Episode 3 of Storytime Seedlings Podcast

February has brought us love everywhere. Join us for the Storytime Seedlings Podcast, Episode 3: L-O-V-E!  We have books, finger-plays, songs and stories on all things love to share with your children. 

Teeth! Episode 2 of Storytime Seedlings Podcast

In this episode our storytime theme is Teeth - in celebration of the American Dental Association's National Children's Dental Health Month in February. Find books, songs, fingerplays, and more on taking care of our teeth.

Silly Stories, Super Edition Storytime Seedlings Podcast, Episode 5

Anytime is a good time to be silly! Join us as we share books, fingerplays, songs, a story and pre-literacy ideas about being silly in a Super Edition podcast.

As Easy As ABC

Make learning fun! Look for alphabet shapes in nature and around the community.  It is never too early to read to your child. In fact, the Council on Early Childhood from the American Academy of Pediatrics ( AAP)  formally recognized the importance of consistent and early exposure to...

Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band

Join in the fun at the FAMILY CONCERT SERIES that will help children learn and get ready to read. Children build early literacy skills through playing, dancing,  and singing. 

January is National Braille Literacy Awareness Month

January is National Braille Literacy Awareness Month. Braille is a touchable language for people who can’t see to read. It uses a group of raised bumps to represent the letters of the alphabet. It was invented by Louis Braille, who was also blind, and was born on January 4th, 1809.

Great Picture Books of Great Songs to Sing!

Singing In the Rain! What a Wonderful World! Imagine! Moon River!  All these titles are wonderful songs from musical and cultural history -- in the movies, in jazz, in rock and roll and more. They are amazing picture books to share with your child. Read them or sing them or sing and...

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