It’s story time at Roosevelt Branch Library!
Several years ago my then two- year old daughter would start reciting “One, two, Buckle my shoe; Three four, Shut the door; Five six…” every time we put on shoes and we head outside. Looking back, it was amazing to hear my two-year old counting till ten, rhyming words and memorizing short poems. How did I do it? I brought her weekly to the “Toddlers & Two’s” story time at Roosevelt Branch library.
After participating in several of those fun story times, Ms. Jenna, the children’s librarian, handed me a colorful stack of laminated cards, which summarized all the literacy skills Sophie had “worked” on (while sitting and clapping on my lab at the library). You can be surprised to hear that in 30-45 min. story time she was exposed to Narrative Skills, Print Motivation &Awareness, Vocabulary Skills, Letter Knowledge and Phonological Awareness. Later, I would find my then two-year old daughter sitting at home quietly on the sofa and “pretend reading” a book. Oh, how I liked those quiet fifteen minutes time for myself. My husband often joked with me, that Sophie was practicing her narrative skills that she learnt at the library…
If you want your child to get exposed to books and all the wonderful things that come with reading consider these February Roosevelt Branch events/programs:
“Mother Goose on the Loose”. Meets Tuesdays. Tue. February 19, and 26, March 5 at 10:30am, at the Roosevelt Library Branch (1101 W. Taylor Street). Ages 0-5 years old. To register for this story time session you can stop by the Children’s Desk or call (312) 746-5656.
“Mother Goose on the Loose”. Meets Saturdays. February 9, and 16, 23 at 10:30am, at the Roosevelt Library Branch (1101 W. Taylor Street). Registration required.
Book Play! For Infants &Young Toddlers, Thursdays, February 14, 21, 28 at 10:30, at Roosevelt branch library. Ages 0-18months. Children will enjoy the animated reading time and after the program parents &children are welcome to stay for some play time.
NEW at the Roosevelt Branch: Book Party! for Preschoolers, Fridays, Feb.8, 15, 22 at 10:30 am. Utilizing the” It’s Every Child Ready to Read “approach, parents will learn how to “nurture” pre-reading and reading skills at home and children will enjoy the carefully selected stories.
Visit the Roosevelt Branch Library web page for more info: http://www.chipublib.org/events/search/location/69/