The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Toddlers

Rhyme a Day

Sing & Rhyme Play with sounds, songs and rhymes.


Rhyme a Day

Collect pictures to go with your child's favorite songs and nursery rhymes, like a drawing of a teapot for "I'm a little teapot". Glue or tape these pictures to index cards. Let your child pick a card, and do the rhyme together. You could pick one rhyme for the whole day, or pick as many different cards as your child wants!


Apple Tree

Way up high in the apple tree,  (Raise arms overhead.)
Two little apples smiled at me.  (Make hands into fists and shake.)
I shook the tree as hard as I could.  (Mimic shaking tree.)
Down came the apples and mmmmm...  (Lower fists to the ground.)
They were good!  (Rub tummy.)


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

  • Down by the Station
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon


The next storytimes for Toddlers are:

Tuesday, September 30

  • 10:00 a.m., Library Station
  • 10:15 a.m., Library Center
  • 11:00 a.m., Strafford Branch
  • 11:00 a.m., Willard Branch

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