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Summer Fun! Episode 8, Storytime Seedlings Podcast


 Storytime Seedlings Podcast - Join us for storytime at your fingertips! 



1. Picture Books

2. Fingerplays, Songs and a Story

3. Early Literacy Tip for Parents


Episode 8 fingerplays PDF

1. Picture books


by David Ezra Stein


A young bear wakes from hibernation craving honey, but soon recalls the many things he can enjoy while waiting for his favorite food to be ready.



Hide and Seek!
by Polly Noakes

In a lush meadow, a small girl plays hide-and-seek with a bear, a raccoon, and a rabbit. As she counts to 10, her animal friends scamper for cover among the abundant blooms.


Summer Supper 
by Rubin Pfeffer

Follow the creation of a family meal from the farm to the picnic table on a warm sunny day. Told entirely in words beginning with the letter 'S.'


2. Fingerplays, Songs and a Story


3. Early Literacy Tip for Parents

  Art + Words = Picture Book Magic

(From the book: Honey by David Ezra Stein)

   The magic of picture books is in the play of art and words together to create image, mood, meaning and story—all making for memorable experiences witjh your child.

     In Episode 8: Summer Fun, the Pre-Literacy Tip is on enhancing your child’s reading experience by talking about, or pointing to places in the book, as you read, where art and words come together to tell the story. 

       Picture books are a first step in a child’s developing comprehension as they view the pictures corresponding to the words of the story that is being read to them. The details in art—like finding a hidden animal in the forest—train a child’s eye to details that add meaning to the whole, as tone and a collection of musical notes becomes a song.

    Adults can show by pointing to an element in a picture and then ask questions, “What do you see here?” then follow the child’s response into a dialog, “Yes, it’s a bear! What is the bear doing?”  and so on.

   Sometimes, as with the picture book, Summer Supper by Rubin Pfeffer, where a particular letter is the focus, words and pictures are especially potent to teaching letter sound, words, meaning.  All of with great fun!

(From the book: Honey by David Ezra Stein)

Storytime Seedlings Podcaster (and Children's Librarian):

    Hi, I'm Lauren!
(Starting back on Thursday, August 8th) 

I will be doing the following storytimes:

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

*These regular storytimes are on break until 
August 8, 2019

Check out our Summer Storytime schedule:




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Our thanks to the following resources for Episode 8:

Free Music Archive and Scott Holmes (music) 


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