The Library's Early Literacy Program

Find print everywhere. Play with words and letters.

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?

(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.

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

The next storytimes for Toddlers are:

**Friday, July 31**

- 10:00 a.m., Midtown Carnegie Branch
- 10:00 a.m., Republic Branch
- 10:00 a.m., Library Station