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All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its regularly scheduled stops on Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day.

The Park Central, Republic, Strafford, and Willard branch libraries will not have phone service on Tuesday, May 23, due to maintentance. Please call (417) 882-0714 for assistance.

The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Toddlers

A Play with Letters Activity 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.

Find these books at http://catalog.coolcat.org

  • Mouse Shapes
  • Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh
  • Circles around town
  • Circles around town by Nathan Olson
  • Round is a Tortilla: a Book of Shapes
  • Round is a Tortilla: a Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong

JOIN US AT THE LIBRARY

Tuesday, May 23

  • 10 a.m., Storytime, Library Station
  • 11:15 a.m., Storytime, Library Station
  • 7 p.m., Storytime, Library Station

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