During our Summer Library Program we are partnering with Tadych's Econofoods to bring classic short stories and poetry to our local families while you shop! Every week we will have a story available to you at the grocery check out (while supplies last).
This week. . . . The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson
Far out in the ocean the water is as blue as the petals of the loveliest cornflower, and as clear as the purest glass. But it is very deep too. It goes down deeper than any anchor rope will go, and many, many steeples would have to be stacked one on top of another to reach from the bottom to the surface of the sea. It is down there that the sea folk live.
Now don't suppose that there are only bare white sands at the bottom of the sea. No indeed! The most marvelous trees and flowers grow down there, with such pliant stalks and leaves that the least stir in the water makes them move about as though they were alive. All sorts of fish, large and small, dart among the branches, just as birds flit through the trees up here. From the deepest spot in the ocean rises the palace of the sea king. Its walls are made of coral and its high pointed windows of the clearest amber, but the roof is made of mussel shells that open and shut with the tide. This is a wonderful sight to see, for every shell holds glistening pearls, any one of which would be the pride of a queen's crown.
We have an exciting storytime today with guest presenters from 4-H and Waupaca County Recycling!
Did you miss the live Facebook event? No problem. Watch it here https://www.facebook.com/AngelsForArchie/videos/212322776455601/
Today we are listening to Here Comes the Garbage Barge, read by Justin Theroux.
After listening to the story. . . Ask your kiddo: What happens to the garbage in our town? What do think would happen if people in our community got careless about their garbage? How can we reduce how much garbage we make?
Activity: Try an upcycled craft!
Today we will be listening to Catching the Moon, read by Kevin Costner and Jillian Estell. Baseball fans will love this story.
After reading the story ask your kiddo: What was the main characters dream? What's your dream for your future? What obstacles might you have to overcome?
Does your kiddo have a favorite team? Many teams have created content for kids that are available on their websites!
Today we will be listening to "Me and My Cat?" read by Elijah Wood. Kiddos that like animals and funny stories will enjoy this one!
After the story is done. . . ask your kiddo why they think the author has a question mark in the title.
Activity: Ask you kiddo to imagine that they are a pet. Then have them draw what they would see if they walked around your neighborhood as that animal. Have a toilet paper tube? Turn it into a cat!
This week we are listening to 'Please Please the Bees', read by Rashida Jones!
Talk to your kiddos: Benedict is a “creature of habit” and follows the same routine day after day. Ask your kiddo to describe their daily routine.
Try this recipe to go with the story! Peanut butter and honey Banna pops