When do you and your little one look at books together? After meals? Before naptime? Before bed? When do you chant rhymes or sing favorite songs? In the car? On a walk? Waiting in line out in the grocery store?
These questions beg a bigger one--When are babies, toddlers, and preschoolers learning? You guessed it: every waking minute. A University of Florida study published last year revealed that, not surprisingly, babies in utero respond to rhymes, having heard them repeatedly from their mother's voice. Click here for research report.
Interactive library programs such as Storytime and Music & Movement are designed to do more than just entertain. Your children gain social skills along with literacy as they continue the journey of learning begun before birth. Come to storytime this month to hear Funny Alphabet Books such as Dr. Seuss's ABC and Sharkabet on March 3, Spring! on March 10, and Creek Week: Hopping for Frog Stories on March 17.
Friday, March 20, homeschoolers in grades K-2 are invited to a special Creek Week program of Frog Songs and Stories, featuring Pete Seeger's "The Foolish Frog," from 11 to 11:45 am.
Tour the Walkertown Branch Community Garden March 24 after "How Does Our Garden Grow?"
The following week, get ready for giggles when you hear Silly Stories with guest presenter Jessica Hassler on March 31.
Storytimes: Tuesdays at 10:30 am, Walkertown Branch Library
2969 Main St. Walkertown, NC
Call (336) 703-2990 for more information.