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Yoga Storytime in the Park

Saturday, July 20, 2019
10:30 AM

LOCATION: Tenino City Park, Park Ave. E, Tenino.
Move your bodies and feel that sunshine...

Family Storytime at the Market

Saturday, July 20, 2019
11:00 AM

LOCATION: The Olympia Farmers Market, 700 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501. Music, movement, and...

Book Babies

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
10:30 AM

Books, bounces, music and play for babies and their participating caregivers. This event is part...

Preschool Storytime and Play Group

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
10:30 AM

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and movement games followed by 30 minutes of unstructured play....

Preschool Time

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
10:30 AM

Music, movement, books and play for children ages 3-6 and their families. This event is part of...

Play Group

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
11:00 AM

Playtime for children birth to 6 years with a participating adult. Arrival and departure times...

Preschool Time

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
1:00 PM

Music, movement, books and play for children ages 3-6 and their families. This event is part of...

Book Babies

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
10:15 AM

Books, bounces, music and play for babies and their participating caregivers. This is an early...

Family Storytime

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
10:15 AM

Music, movement, and books for the whole family. Children must be accompanied by participating...

Guest Star Storytime: Rolling Storytime with Intercity Transit

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
10:15 AM

Come to storytime and meet our guest stars, and learn how their work makes our community shine....

Talk, Read, Sing, Write, Play... Everyday!

Spend a few minutes every day practicing talking, reading, singing, writing and playing with your child to build their brains and get them ready to read when they are older. It is never too early to start building literacy skills. 
 

Talk

Narrate your day. Ask older children to tell you what they did today before they go to bed. With babies and toddlers, talk about what you are doing as you do it. The more you speak, the more words they hear and the larger their vocabularies become. 
 

Read

Point out signs on the side of the road, point to and read labels on items in the store, and share lots of fun books! 
 

Sing

Sing or say your favorite nursery rhyme with your child. Try making up a song with your preschooler! 
 

Write

Any activity that requires finger movements helps children build the muscles they need to be able to write. Try finger painting with applesauce, shaving cream, or paint. Give preschool children markers or scissors and paper to play with. 
 

Play

What is your child’s favorite game? Play peekaboo, hide and seek, or dress up. Make up a game! 
 

For more information and resources check out these sites:

Pierce County Library System Early Learning

King County Library System

Colorado Libraries for Literacy

Thirty Million Words Initiative

Baby Sign Language

Favorite Books for Babies

A few staff favorites for sharing with the baby in your life. 

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