Each year during the holiday season, the Children’s programming staff here at North Oak takes a break. With the holiday season over, we are now back in the swing of things.
Currently, we have openings in our Monday or Tuesday Toddler Time sessions. This program is specifically geared for children aged 18 months to 3 years old. It requires parent participation, and each child needs a lap. Registration is required for this weekly program.
Whether you're just learning to walk, just learning to read, or just like to listen to a story- we'd love to see you at our four weekly storytimes with Miss Connie and Miss Jennie. We'll read a few books, make a craft for you to take home, and color a coloring sheet.
Check out our weekly schedule and come in and join us!
Family Storytimes (which are for all ages!)
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Thursday 10:00 a.m.
Toddler Time (babies and toddlers) Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
Baaahhh! What a great way to spend storytime. The Dearborn Branch group traveled to a farm where they fed and pet three baby lambs. Kids and lambs ran around the pasture, while their mamas (sheep and human) watched the antics of everyone. They played with the dog, bounced on a trampoline, and bottle-nursed the lambs. Everyone was tuckered out by the end, but a good time was had by all! Kids and sheep had a blast.
Share lambs with your little one by checking out these books:
Our Weston storytime kids will be celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday two days early! At our regular storytime on Wednesday, February 29, we will be reading some of the Dr. Seuss classics and having a drawing for a copy of The Lorax. The fun will begin at 10:00 a.m. It will be a rhyming good time!
Have you ever thought of what skills are being developed when you take your child to storytime? Many great skills are being learned that will remain with your children throughout their lives. They’re learning literacy skills that help them get ready to read! The MCPL system promotes the initiative called Every Child Ready to Read, and we incorporate it into our storytimes! There are five main exercises for getting kids ready for reading: talk, sing, read, write, and play.
The children clapped their hands, and their smiles told us they were ready to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with our first book, Green Eggs and Ham, during storytime at Red Bridge on the first day of March. It was fun watching some of the boys, girls, and parents verbally follow the story as it was being read.
Oh yes indeed! Local farmer, Ben Keefhaver, will be bringing a baby piglet to storytime on Wednesday, March 21 for the kids to experience up close. And, everyone’s favorite storyteller, Miss Kat, will be sharing one of my all-time favorite children’s stories, Little Pink Pupby Johanna Kerby. A true life farm tale of Pink, the runt of
Come join us for a storytime in the park. Then enjoy the Storybook Trail sponsored by the Grain Valley Parks and Recreation. This will be held on April 18th at 10 a.m. at the Armstrong Park Gazebo in Grain Valley. This is a great event for all to enjoy.
During the Storybook Trail time frame, a fun story will be displayed along the trail. As you go along the trail, you can stop at each page to find out what happens next. Families are encouraged to get out and go read with Mother Nature.