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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Toddlers

A Talk & Read Activity for Toddlers

Picture Walk

Talk & Read Explore lots of words with your child.


Picture Walk

Grab a book, magazine or even a newspaper and explore the pictures together. Use this opportunity to talk about new things you may not have discussed before. Describe what you see and follow your child's lead. You will find all kinds of things to talk about and build your child's vocabulary at the same time!


Five Little Ducks

Five little ducks went out one day, (hold up five fingers)
Over the hill and far away. (hide fingers behind back)
Mother Duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack,” (open and close hand like a duck bill)
But only four little ducks came back. (hold up four fingers)

Repeat until there are no more ducks and for the last line sing:

And all of her five little ducks came back!


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

Find these books at

  • Farm
  • Farm by James Brown
  • Play
  • Play by John Hutton
  • The Babies on the Bus
  • The Babies on the Bus by Karen Katz


Wednesday, January 18

  • 10 a.m., Storytime, Republic Branch
  • 10:15 a.m., Storytime, Library Center
  • 11 a.m., Storytime, Fair Grove Branch

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