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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Preschoolers

A Talk & Read Activity for Preschoolers

Let's Talk About Back to School!

Talk & Read Explore lots of words with your child.

PLAY

Let's Talk About Back to School!

This is the time of year that many families are getting ready for a new school year. Whether your child is starting kindergarten, preschool, or even just continuing with their familiar care environment, this is a good month to talk about school. If your little one is heading to a new school or will have a new classroom or teacher this month, make sure you talk about the changes so your little one is prepared. Try to visit the school if you can to learn what the schedule and space will be like. And it is always a good idea to ask your child about their day, regardless of where they spend it!


SING

The Wheels on the Bus

(Roll hands as pretend "wheels" and act out the rest of the song)

The wheels on the bus go round and round,
Round and round, round and round.
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
All through the town.

The people on the bus go up and down,
Up and down, up and down.
The people on the bus go up and down,
All through the town.

Additional verses:
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish...
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep...
The lights on the bus go on and off...
The doors on the bus go open and shut...

Feel free to add any other verses you can think of!


READ

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

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

  • Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten!
  • Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten! by Hyewon Yum Yum
  • School's First Day of School
  • School's First Day of School by Adam Rex
  • Bear's Big Day
  • Bear's Big Day by Salina Yoon

JOIN US AT THE LIBRARY

Tuesday, August 30

  • 10 a.m., Storytime, Willard Branch
  • 11 a.m., Storytime, Strafford Branch
  • 11:15 a.m., Storytime, Library Station

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