We love seeing our little ones every week at Magee. Every Wednesday at 11 am, we have our Story Time for Pre- Kindergarten age. We read books, sing and dance, and make a craft. Each week our stories all follow a theme. Some weeks, we use books that correspond with a holiday. Other weeks, the stories all include a particular animal or object. Sometimes, we read books are all written by the same author. February is a great example of using the upcoming holidays and introducing our little ones to new authors.
The first Wednesday of February is the 6th and that week is the Chinese New Year. Each year celebrates an animal and 2019 is the Year of the Pig. All our books will feature pigs. We will finish with a fun and simple Pig craft.
The 13th, we will get ready for Valentine's Day with some funny books and a really easy craft. We will also do some dancing and singing. It is always fun to the little ones jumping and spinning.
The last two Wednesdays of the month, we will feature two of our favorite children's authors.
On the 20th, author Jane Yolen will be our focus. Yolen's books are great for this age group for two reasons. First, the stories are short and action filled to keep the attention of our little ones. Second, the page illustrations are very colorful. Our craft this week will be taken from one of the books.
The 27th will be the last Story Time for February so we will end the month with one of our favorite authors, Mo Willems. His books feature a misbehaving pigeon that we will read about in one book. Another book will feature his beloved characters, Elephant and Piggie.
We hope to see you every Wednesday at 11 am at the Magee Library!