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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Toddlers

A Tell Stories Activity for Toddlers

Puppet Fun

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


Puppet Fun

Your toddler loves to hear stories over and over again. Put a new spin on storytime with puppets to act out your favorite stories. Puppets don't have to be store-bought or fancy. Just draw pictures or cut them out from magazines and attach to craft sticks. Or use stuffed animals and toys to represent the characters. Tell the story again and again (and take a break from reading it one more 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

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Train!
  • Train! by Judi Abbot


Monday, October 24

  • 10 a.m., Storytime, Library Station

Tuesday, October 25

  • 10 a.m., Storytime, Library Station
  • 10 a.m., Storytime, Willard Branch

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