Posts Tagged ‘bookworms’

Bookworms Book Club: Where Early Literacy is Big Fun!

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Who says you have to be able to read to join a book club? Not us! Bookworms is a pre-reader club geared for 4-6 year-olds and their parents. In this program kids and adults read, craft, chant and sing while they learn essential early literacy skills, delve into a book and spend time having fun at the library. Here is what the Bookworms kids were doing this month:

This month’s book was The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

After reading the book at home, the kids came to the Bookworms meeting ready to discuss, craft and play! Now you can be a book worm too! Grab your copy of The Cat in the Hat and play along at home!

Discuss it! Talking about books helps your child develop narrative skills and introduces her to important vocabulary–both of which are crucial for reading!

  • Thing 1 and Thing 2 do not play in a “nice” way.  What do they do that isn’t nice?  Can you think of any other examples of naughty ways to play?  What is a nice way to play?
  • The books ends, and we never find out if the kids told their mother about the Cat in the Hat’s visit.  Would you tell your mother?  Why or why not?
  • What are some things you like to do on a rainy day?

Extend it! Extend the discussion about what to do on a rainy day by writing your child’s responses on rain-drop shaped pieces of paper. This is good practice understanding that spoken language can be written. Say each word as you write and name the letters. This helps your child with letter knowledge.  Can you cover the fridge with raindrops? What about the window?

Get Moving! In the book, the Cat teaches some pretty cool tricks! Here is a page of “cat tricks” How many can you do? Another fun game that helps kids listen to language and have fun with sounds is the game Seuss-aphone. It is like telephone but with more Cat(in the hat)ittude! Your child is having fun, but you know you are working on phonological awareness–and on your way to helping him learn to read.

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Can’t get enough of the good doctor? Find him in our catalog or visit the official site of all things Seuss here and help celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2!

 

 

Do You Have a Bookworm?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

If your child is between the ages of 4-6, enjoys stories, songs and fun –you may have a bookworm!

Join our Bookworms Book Club designed for pre-readers with an emphasis on building ready to read skills through books, chants, crafts and entertainment. Bookworms Book Club is completely free and one of our most popular offerings. Space is limited and this program  fills up fast, so enroll your child today!

Our first book selection is Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk

Sam, a shy but creative mouse who lives in a library, decides to write and illustrate his own stories which he places on the shelves with the other library books but when children find the tales, they all want to meet the author.

Sam, a shy but creative mouse who lives in a library, decides to write and illustrate his own stories which he places on the shelves with the other library books but when children find the tales, they all want to meet the author.

OH-IO Bookworms!

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Attention kids aged 4-6 and parents!!
Get ready for fun with these books by Ohio Authors!

In this special Choose to Read Ohio edition of our popular pre-reader book club, Bookworms, children will dance, craft and explore four books by Ohio authors! But wait, there’s more! Will Hillenbrand, Ohio illustrator of Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep will beour special guest on April 18th. Kids will get up close and personal with a real live author and illustrator to learn what it’s like to be a professional picture book writer.  You will not want to miss this! Register today!