All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Thursday, Nov. 27, in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Toddlers

Make a Shape

Play with Letters Find print everywhere. Play with words and letters.

PLAY

Make a Shape

Before children learn actual letters, they learn shapes. Before they can draw, they can move their arms and bodies. Help your child make a circle shape with their arms or your hands. How about a triangle? Or a square? What other shapes can they make?


SING

Draw a Shape

(As you do this rhyme together, draw the shapes in the air with your finger.)
Draw a rectangle, draw a rectangle,
Shaped like a window.
Draw a rectangle, draw a rectangle,
With corners four.
Draw a circle, draw a circle,
Round as can be.
Draw a circle, draw a circle,
Just for me.
Draw a triangle, draw a triangle,
With corners three.
Draw a triangle, draw a triangle,
Just for me.


READ

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

  • Mouse Shapes
  • Circles around town
  • Round Is a Tortilla: a Book of Shapes

JOIN US AT THE LIBRARY

The next storytimes for Toddlers are:

Friday, November 21

  • 10:00 a.m., Midtown Carnegie Branch
  • 10:00 a.m., Library Station
  • 10:15 a.m., Library Center

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