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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:

Monday, December 22

  • 10:00 a.m., Library Station

Tuesday, December 23

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

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