The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Toddlers

My Day

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


My Day

Our days are so busy! With so much going on in our child's life, it is important to take a few moments to reflect on your day. Make talking about your day part of your routine. Talk with your little one about the things he did that day and places he went. It is a great way to build a strong relationship and teach your child that his life is a story too!


The Garden Snail

Slowly, slowly, very slowly,

Goes the garden snail. [Create a snail with your thumb and fist and slowly walk it up your baby's arm.]

Slowly, slowly, very slowly,

Up the garden rail. [Walk the snail up your baby's other arm.]

Quickly, quickly very quickly,

Goes the little mouse! [Run fingers quickly up your baby's arm]

Quickly, quickly very quickly,

To his little house! [Run fingers quickly up your baby's other arm and tickle under the chin.]


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

  • Peekaboo Morning
  • A Good Day
  • Time for a Bath


The next storytimes for Toddlers are:

Monday, April 20

  • 10:00 a.m., Library Station
  • 10:30 a.m., Brentwood Branch

Tuesday, April 21

  • 9:30 a.m., Ash Grove Branch

View all Storytimes