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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Toddlers

A Play with Letters Activity for Toddlers

Scribble Fun

Play with Letters Find print everywhere. Play with words and letters.


Scribble Fun

Your toddler may not be making any letters yet, but there is a good chance he is practicing writing. Toddler writing can range from making a single mark on a page to filling up the entire page with scribbles or even scribbling out horizontal lines that begin to resemble writing. These simple scribbles are important stages that will help your toddler develop writing skills. Find time for supervised scribbling whenever you can and give meaning to your little one's marks by placing them on the wall or even sending them as a letter to someone special. And don't forget to let him watch you write too!


Drive Your Truck

(To the tune of: "Row Your Boat")

Drive, drive, drive your truck,
All around the town!
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Up the hills and down.

Turn, turn, turn the key,
Make the engine roar!
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Let’s go to the store.

Press, press, press the pedal,
Give the engine gas!
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Now we’re going fast!

Turn, turn, turn the wheel,
That is how we steer!
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Make a turn right here!

Push, push, push the brake,
Make the car slow down,
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Now we are in town!


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

Find these books at

  • Is This Your Class Pet?
  • Is This Your Class Pet? by Troy Cummings
  • Arlo Draws an Octopus
  • Arlo Draws an Octopus by Lori Mortensen
  • Dear Baby: A Love Letter to Little Ones
  • Dear Baby: A Love Letter to Little Ones by Paris Rosenthal


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.

Find Storytimes