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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Toddlers

A Sing & Rhyme Activity for Toddlers

Rhyme a Day

Sing & Rhyme Play with sounds, songs and rhymes.

PLAY

Rhyme a Day

Collect pictures to go with your child's favorite songs and nursery rhymes, like a drawing of a teapot for "I'm a little teapot". Glue or tape these pictures to index cards. Let your child pick a card, and do the rhyme together. You could pick one rhyme for the whole day, or pick as many different cards as your child wants!


SING

The Grand Old Duke of York

Oh, the grand old Duke of York
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up to the top of the hill, (hold baby up)
And he marched them down again. (hold baby downwards)
And when they were up they were up. (hold up)
And when they were down they were down. (hold down)
And when they were only half way up (hold baby midway)
They were neither up nor down! (move up and down)
Oh, he marched them to the left. (put baby on your left leg)
He marched them to the right. (move baby to your right leg)
He even marched them upside down! (tip upside down)
Oh, wasn't that a sight!


READ

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

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

  • If You're Happy and You Know It
  • If You're Happy and You Know It by Annie Kubler
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, The Dinos Wonder What You Are
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, The Dinos Wonder What You Are by Joe Fitzpatrick
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Hickory Dickory Dock by Keith Baker

JOIN US AT THE LIBRARY

Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

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