Posts Tagged ‘ages 2-5’

Did you miss the zoo?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Did you miss our special Preschool Storytime about going to the zoo? Never fear; you can recreate the fun at home!

Read These Books!

Check out more great books about the zoo!

Try These Activities!

  • Talk with your child about the animals in a box of animal crackers. What sounds do those animals make? What do those animals eat?
  • Play “Monkey See, Monkey Do” with your child and copy his/her silly actions. Then have your child take a turn copying your silly actions.
  • After reading Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear? by Eric Carle, take a walk around your neighborhood to see what you can hear. Are there birds chirping? Do you live near a busy street? Ask your child to be still and use his/her “animal ears” (made by cupping your palms around your ears) to listen for sounds.
  • For more ideas on how to take zoo fun home, visit Kid Territory, hosted by The Zoological Society of San Diego.
Sing This Song!
Here’s a trick: while you sing this song with your child, have fun pretending to be the animals mentioned!
We Are Going To The Zoo
(to the tune of: London bridges)

We are going to zoo,
To the zoo, to the zoo.
We are going to the zoo,
Won’t you join us too?

We’ll see lions, tigers too,
Tigers too, tigers too.
We’ll see lions, tigers too,
All at the zoo.

We will find some chimpanzees,
Chimpanzees, chimpanzees.
we will find some chimpanzees,
Swinging from the trees.

We will look for kangaroos,
Kangaroos, kangaroos.
We will look for kangaroos,
Hopping at the zoo.

And be sure to keep checking back to the Westerville Public Library’s events calendar for more Preschool Specials!


Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Did you know that you can check out puzzles for your little one?

Solving puzzles is a great way for kids to develop hand-eye coordination, problem-solving skills, motor skills and early literacy skills. But most importantly, they’re fun!

Reserve it!

Check out our complete list of puzzles available for checkout, or stop in the library’s Picture Book room during your next visit.

Jungle Jamboree

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Recite the 5 Little Monkeys rhyme.

Five little monkeys sitting in a tree,
teasing Mr. Crocodile, “You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile quiet as can be
and . . . SNAP! Run monkey, run!
4 – 3 – 2 – 1
Five little monkeys sitting in a tree
and one Mr. Crocodile, hungry as can be.

Sing Wimoweh from Whaddaya Think of That by Laurie Berkner.


Read Roar! by Pamela Edwards.

Sing The Elephant from Early Childhood Classics by Hap Palmer.

Reserve It!

Then join us next time for Preschool Special! Check our Events calendar for upcoming sessions.

(Performed on April 17th, 2009 by Miss Mandie.)

Color Your Day!

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Recite the energy rhyme :

My body has energy
I jump up and down
Now you see!
I don’t frown – No not me
Not when I have Energy!

Energy in my fingers
Energy in my toes
Energy in my elbows
Now it’s in my nose!

Energy in my head
Energy in my lips
Energy in my legs
Now it’s in my hips!

I don’t frown
No not me
Now when I have

Sing My Energy from Under a Shady Tree by Laurie Berkner


Read Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd

Sing Shake Your Scarves ♫ from The Second Line Scarf Activity Songs by Johnette Downing


Sing Color Game from Do Re Mi on His Toe Leg Knee by Jim Gill


Sing Let’s Work Together and Make a Circle ♫ to the tune of Paw Paw Patch.

Sing the Choo Choo Song ♫.

Choo Choo Choo Choo Choo Choo Choo Choo
Up the Railroad Track
Choo Choo Choo Choo Choo Choo Choo Choo
Now we come right back.
First we go to _____’s house and then we go to _____’s house
Then we go to _____’s house
And then we come right back!

Recite the Five Purple Polka Dots rhyme.

Five purple polka dots sitting on the floor,
one crawled away and then there were four.
Four purple polka dots got up on their knees,
one tipped over and then there were three.
Three purple polka dots stood on one shoe,
one fell down and there there were two.
Two purple polka dots started to run,
one stopped quickly and then there was one.
One purple polka dot rolled out the door,
when it disappeared there were no more.

Recite the Color Rhyme ♫.

If your clothes have any red, put your finger on your head.
Blue…finger on your shoe.
Green…wave your hand so you’re seen.
Yellow…smile like a happy fellow.
Brown…turn that smile into a frown.
Black…hands behind your back.
White…stamp your feet with all your might.

Sing Parade of Colors from Can a Cherry Pie Wave Goodbye? by Hal Palmer.


Then join us next time for Move with Music! Check our Events calendar for upcoming sessions.

(Performed on April 20th, 2009 by Miss Mandie.)