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Changes coming to MOBIUS soon! Find out more.

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 alphabet letters, they learn shapes. Before they write, they  move their arms and bodies. Draw some giant shapes on the sidewalk with chalk or make some on the floor with tape. Walk around them, jump in them, drive cars over them or play in any way you like. Shapes and big body movement are important steps to learning letters and writing! 


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

  • Some of These are Snails
  • Some of These are Snails by Carter Higgins
  • Kitty & Cat: Bent Out of Shape
  • Kitty & Cat: Bent Out of Shape by Mirka Hokkanen
  • Shapes at the Park
  • Shapes at the Park by Ursula Pang

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.

Find Storytimes