May at the Learning Curve!

Check out what’s happening this month at the Curve! [Click the image to enlarge]

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Bilingual Story Time

portugese042614As part of the Library’s “Celebrate Brazil” series, families were invited for an interactive bilingual story time in Portuguese and English featuring Brazilian crafts and games.

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Story Time: We Love Trees!

We love trees! Today we read books and sang songs celebrating trees and all the good things they give. We colored tree pictures and glued pieces of tissue paper onto the branches for the leaves, apples, and flowers! Use the template below to make your own tissue paper tree!

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Story Time: Bunnies!

With the Easter holiday just around the corner, and spring in full swing, we thought this might be a good time to have a story time all about bunnies! We talked about what rabbits do, where they live, and how they work. We read stories about funny bunnies and quiet bunnies and happy bunnies. We also did some fun rabbit rhymes and songs where we hopped like bunnies, shook our tails, and wiggled our noses. For our take-home craft, we made paper bunnies, decorated them with colorful accessories, and used brads to fasten the arms and legs to make them moveable jumping jack rabbit Easter bunnies ready to deliver some eggs!

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Story Time: Spring Time!

Today’s story time welcomed spring with stories, songs, and seeds to plant, take home, and watch grow!

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Story Time: Rainy Day!

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Today’s springtime story time was all about rain! We sang rainy day songs and read stories about clouds and raindrops, animals and umbrellas, and jumping in puddles! For our craft, we made rain cloud mobiles with paper clouds, cotton balls, yarn, and paper raindrops. The next time you’re stuck inside on a rainy day, try this rain game to make the sounds of a rainstorm!

The Rain Game

Can you sound like a rainstorm?

First, rub your hands together (wind)

Next, snap your fingers or tap them on the floor (first raindrops)

Now, clap your hands (more raindrops)

Then pat your lap fast and loud! (raining harder)

Finally, stomp your feet! (thunder)

Now go backwards to make the rain let up!

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March at the Learning Curve!

Check out what’s happening this month at the Curve! (Click on the image for full size).

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Story Time Podcast

This afternoon in the Curve, we read some stories (including Big is Big (and Little, Little); A House for Hermit Craband the first chapter of The Invention of Hugo Cabret), and then we recorded our favorite parts and predictions in a podcast, which you can listen to below!

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Dr. Seuss Show!

Magic Don presented an entertaining magical show celebrating the beloved Dr. Seuss! Audience members enjoyed magic tricks, interactive reading of Seuss stories, and getting a free copy of a Dr. Seuss book after the show. Check out the photo slideshow below!

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Story Time: Hedgehugs!

Happy Valentine’s Day! In this morning’s story time, we read books about some prickly friends–hedgehogs & porcupines–who have to be creative in order to give their valentine a hug! We also did some Valentine rhymes and songs, and then made some hedgie valentines to share with friends!

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