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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Preschoolers

A Tell Stories Activity for Preschoolers

Tea Party

Tell Stories Create stories, play make-believe and let your child be a storyteller.


Tea Party

Host a real (or pretend) tea party at the kitchen table! Ask your child to invite his or her dolls and set up the table for a "fancy" event. Encourage your child to develop the details and storyline of the party: who is coming? What should we wear? What foods will we have? Then dress up and pretend! This is a fun way for your child's imagination to soar.


I'm a Little Teapot

I'm a little tea pot, short and stout.

Here is my handle, here is my spout. (place one hand on your hip and the other sticking out from your body like a spout)

When I get all steamed up, hear me shout.

Tip me over and pour me out! (lean to the side to pour the tea)


Click the book jackets to find these books and more at the Library.

Find these books at

  • Tea Rex
  • Tea Rex by Molly Idle
  • How to Behave at a Tea Party
  • How to Behave at a Tea Party by Madelyn Rosenberg
  • Picnic
  • Picnic by John Burningham


Tuesday, January 24

  • 10 a.m., Storytime, Willard Branch
  • 11 a.m., Storytime, Strafford Branch
  • 11:15 a.m., Storytime, Library Center

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