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Reading Recommendations

Storytime Videos

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Baby Song: Yo Te Amo with Melody All Storytime Videos, Baby Song, storytime-video baby-song2021 melody
Action Rhyme: Hello Toes with Marie Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videomarie
Participatory Song La Araña Pequiñita with Amelia (in Spanish)
All Storytime Videos, Participatory Song, Spanish Languagestorytime-video participatory-song spanish-languageamelia
Participatory Song: Bananas Unite! with Mary All Storytime Videos, Participatory Song, storytime-video participatory-song2021 mary
Welcome Song: Wake Up Feet with Marie All Storytime Videos, Welcome Song, storytime-video welcome-song2021 marie
Brief Storytelling: Trip Trap with Marie All Storytime Videos, Brief Storytellingstorytime-video brief-storytellingmarie
Fingerplay: Five Little Kittens with Theresa All Storytime Videos, Fingerplaystorytime-video fingerplaytheresa
Brief Storytelling: Hey Diddle Diddle with Laurie All Storytime Videos, Brief Storytellingstorytime-video brief-storytellinglaurie
Quieting Rhyme: Seven Days in a Week with Mary All Storytime Videos, Quieting Rhyme, storytime-video quieting-rhyme2021 mary
Welcome Song: If You Want To Read a Book with Evie
All Storytime Videos, Welcome Songstorytime-video welcome-songevie
Fingerplay: Itsy Bitsy Spider with Laurie All Storytime Videos, Fingerplay, storytime-video fingerplay2021 laurie
Welcome Song: Storytime Song with Laurie All Storytime Videos, Welcome Song, storytime-video welcome-song2021 laurie
Pulgarcito with Amelia All Storytime Videos, Spanish Language, storytime-video spanish-language2021 amelia
Fingerplay: Cinco Petitios with Amelia
All Storytime Videos, Fingerplay, Spanish Languagestorytime-video fingerplay spanish-languageamelia
Tengo Tengo Tengo with Amelia All Storytime Videos, Spanish Language, storytime-video spanish-language2021 amelia
Una Sardina with Amelia All Storytime Videos, Spanish Language, storytime-video spanish-language2021 amelia
Welcome Welcome Everyone with Rose All Storytime Videos, Welcome Song, storytime-video welcome-song2021 rose
Brief Flannel: When Cows Get Up in the Morning with Tessa
All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannelstorytime-video brief-flanneltessa
Tall as a Tree with Theresa Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videos, action-rhyme storytime-video2021 theresa
Closing Song: Goodbye Friends with Angelina All Storytime Videos, Closing Song/Rhymestorytime-video closing-songangelina
Brief Storytelling: Humpty Dumpty with Laurie All Storytime Videos, Brief Storytelling, storytime-video brief-storytelling2021 laurie
Quieting Rhyme: I Wiggle My Fingers with Theresa All Storytime Videos, Quieting Rhyme, storytime-video quieting-rhyme2021 theresa
Participatory Song: Popcorn Kernels with Whitney
All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songwhitney
Participatory Song: Mmm, Ahh Went the Little Green Frog with Marie All Storytime Videos, Participatory Song, storytime-video participatory-song2021 marie
Action Rhyme: Two Little Blackbirds with Angelina Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videoangelina
Flannel Story: Bluebird at My Window with Rose All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannelstorytime-video brief-flannelrose
Closing Song: The More We Get Together with Laurie All Storytime Videos, Closing Song/Rhymestorytime-video closing-songlaurie
Baby Song: We Ask for Milk like This with Tessa All Storytime Videos, Baby Song, storytime-video baby-song2021 tessa
Participatory Song: I Wake Up My Hands with Angelina All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songangelina
Brief Flannel: We Dove In the Ocean with Melody All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannelstorytime-video brief-flannelmelody
Fingerplay: Ten Fat Peas with Rose All Storytime Videos, Fingerplaystorytime-video fingerplayrose
Participatory Song: I Had a Little Turtle with Melody All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songmelody
Action Rhyme: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with Laurie Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videos, action-rhyme storytime-video2021 laurie
Participatory Song: Standing Like a Tree with Angelina

All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songangelina
Brief Storytelling: Little Boy Blue with Theresa All Storytime Videos, Brief Storytelling, storytime-video brief-storytelling2021 theresa
Action Rhyme: Mix a pancake with Marie Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videos, action-rhyme storytime-video2021 marie
Brief Flannel: Five Fast Rockets with Melody All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannelstorytime-video brief-flannelmelody
Fingerplay: Three Little Monkeys with Evie
All Storytime Videos, Fingerplaystorytime-video fingerplayevie
Participatory Song: Pimpón es un Muñeco with Amelia
Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videos, Participatory Song, Spanish Languageaction-rhyme storytime-video participatory-song spanish-languageamelia
Participatory Song: Bubble Bubble Pop with Tessa
All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songtessa
Action Rhyme: A Delicious Cake with Angelina Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videos, action-rhyme storytime-video2021 angelina
Participatory Song: Bread and Butter, Marmalade and Jam with Mary All Storytime Videos, Participatory Song, storytime-video participatory-song2021 mary
Welcome Song: Good Morning Song with Melody All Storytime Videos, Welcome Songstorytime-video welcome-songmelody
Fingerplay: Five Plump Peas with Marie All Storytime Videos, Fingerplaystorytime-video fingerplaymarie
Fingerplay: Heart with Angelina All Storytime Videos, Fingerplaystorytime-video fingerplayangelina
Brief Flannel: A Mi Burro with Amelia (in Spanish)
All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannel, Spanish Languagestorytime-video brief-flannel spanish-languageamelia
Participatory Song: Lets Be Friends with One Another with Angelina All Storytime Videos, Participatory Song, storytime-video participatory-song2021 angelina
Action Rhyme: Pat-a-Cake with Evie
Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videoevie
Brief Storytelling: Old Mother Hubbard with Rose All Storytime Videos, Brief Storytelling, storytime-video brief-storytelling2021 rose
Brief Flannel: Thanks a Lot with Angelina All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannel, storytime-video brief-flannel2021 angelina
Baby Song: Rain is Falling Down with Tessa All Storytime Videos, Baby Song, storytime-video baby-song2021 tessa
Fingerplay: Tres Pecesitos with Amelia
All Storytime Videos, Fingerplay, Spanish Languagestorytime-video fingerplay spanish-languageamelia
Action Rhyme: The Frog Song with Melody Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videos, action-rhyme storytime-video2021 melody
Action Rhyme: Hello Toes with Theresa Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videotheresa
Action Rhyme: Put Your Hands Up High with Whitney
Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videowhitney
Fingerplay: Here is the Beehive with Whitney
All Storytime Videos, Fingerplaystorytime-video fingerplaywhitney
Action Rhyme: Hickory Dickory Dock with Evie
Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videoevie
Action Rhyme: Ten Little Fingers with Laurie Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videolaurie
Action Rhyme: The Farmer Plants the Seeds with Rose Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videorose
Closing Song: Up, Down, Turn Around with Evie
All Storytime Videos, Closing Song/Rhymestorytime-video closing-songevie
Fingerplay: Five Little Houses with Marie Action Rhyme, Fingerplay, action-rhyme fingerplay storytime-video2021 marie
Brief Storytelling: Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary with Rose All Storytime Videos, Brief Storytellingstorytime-video brief-storytellingrose
Brief Flannel: Los Colores with Evie All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannelstorytime-video brief-flannel
Participatory Song: Plant a Little Seed with Rose All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songrose
Participatory Song: Tick Tock with Whitney
All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songwhitney
Participatory Song: One Bright Scarf with Melody

All Storytime Videos, Participatory Song, storytime-video participatory-song2021 melody
Brief Flannel: BINGO with Mary All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannel, storytime-video brief-flannel2021 mary
Closing Song: Tickle the Clouds with Theresa All Storytime Videos, Closing Song/Rhymestorytime-video closing-songtheresa
Quieting Song: Roly Poly with Marie All Storytime Videos, Quieting Rhymestorytime-video quieting-rhymemarie
Participatory Song: Wiggle and Stop with Marie All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songmarie
Brief Flannel: Five Green and Speckled Frogs with Evie All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannel, storytime-video brief-flannel2021 evie
Participatory Song: Five Little Ducks with Evie All Storytime Videos, Participatory Song, storytime-video participatory-song2021 evie
Brief Flannel Story: Little Miss Muffet with Theresa All Storytime Videos, Brief Flannelstorytime-video brief-flanneltheresa
Brief Storytelling: Los Pollitos with Amelia (in Spanish)

All Storytime Videos, Brief Storytelling, Quieting Rhyme, Spanish Languagestorytime-video brief-storytelling quieting-rhyme spanish-languageamelia
Baby Song: Eyes Nose Cheeky Cheek Chin with Tessa All Storytime Videos, Baby Song, storytime-video baby-song2021 tessa
Fingerplay: Heres A Cup with Angelina All Storytime Videos, Fingerplay, storytime-video fingerplay2021 angelina
Brief Fingerplay: Here is a Bunny with Tessa
All Storytime Videos, Brief Storytellingstorytime-video brief-storytellingtessa
Action Rhyme: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes with Melody Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videomelody
Welcome Song: Hello Friends with Whitney
All Storytime Videos, Welcome Songstorytime-video welcome-songwhitney
Action Rhyme: Put Your Hands on Your Head with Theresa Action Rhyme, All Storytime Videosaction-rhyme storytime-videotheresa
Participatory Song: Hurry, Hurry, Drive the Firetruck with Tessa
All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songtessa
Welcome Song with Laurie All Storytime Videos, Welcome Songstorytime-video welcome-songlaurie
Participatory Song: Knife, Fork, Spoon and Spatula with Mary All Storytime Videos, Participatory Song, storytime-video participatory-song2021 mary
Quieting Rhyme: Open Shut Them with Tessa

All Storytime Videos, Quieting Rhymestorytime-video quieting-rhymetessa
Baby Song: Ring around the Rosie with Evie All Storytime Videos, Baby Song, storytime-video baby-song2021 evie
Participatory Song: I’m a Little Teapot with Laurie All Storytime Videos, Participatory Songstorytime-video participatory-songlaurie
Tengo Una Muñeca Vestida De Azul with Amelia All Storytime Videos, Spanish Language, storytime-video spanish-language2021 amelia
Baby Song: A Smooth Road with Tessa All Storytime Videos, Baby Song, storytime-video baby-song2021 tessa
Baby Song: My Little Baby Loves Dancing with Melody

All Storytime Videos, Baby Song, storytime-video baby-song2021 melody
Fingerplay: Ten Fluffy Chicks with Theresa All Storytime Videos, Fingerplay, storytime-video fingerplay2021 theresa

Let’s Practice

We are dedicating each day of the week to one of the five practices developed through the American Library Association’s Every Child Ready to Read initiative: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Every day we will post a prompt to our FacebookInstagram and Twitter pages to give families concrete ideas for practice.

MONDAY – TALKING

Let's Practice Talking
About Talking
Talking with and around young children helps build vocabulary. The more words a child knows, the easier it will be to sound them out when the time comes. And talking builds narrative skills, helping children understand how words and sentences fit together to tell stories and impart information.

TUESDAY – SINGING

Let's Practice Singing
About Singing
Singing involves sounding different syllables on different notes, helping children understand how words can be separated into smaller parts. And many songs include rhyme and meter, giving children experience with the patterns of language.

WEDNESDAY – READING

Let's Practice Reading
About Reading
Reading to children allows them to associate books and stories with closeness and intimacy, making it an especially treasured activity. And reading near and around children lets them see how reading operates, and know it is valued by the important adults in their lives.

THURSDAY – WRITING

Let's Practice Writing
About Writing
Writing helps children understand that words on the page originated as someone else’s thoughts and ideas. Practicing writing can include both handwriting, building fine motor skills with a pencil or crayon, and composition, arranging alphabet blocks or magnetic letters into words.

FRIDAY – PLAYING

Let's Practice Playing
About Playing
Playing builds bonds between parent and child, supporting all of the other practices (and making life happy, to boot). Creative play fosters healthy imagination, preparing children to dive into other people’s stories, and create stories of their own.

Kits

We believe parents are a child’s first and best teacher. Our kits are filled with books, activities, and games for children and information for adults.

Early Literacy Kits (for ages birth through 5) help parents understand and use the five practices that help prepare children for literacy: Talking, Singing, Playing, Reading, and Writing. There are also two narrative storytelling kits that will develop early literacy skills through storytelling.

Preschool Theme Kits (for ages 3-5) let young children explore the world, and get ready for school. With themes like AnimalsWeather, and Colors, each kit includes books, toys or games, teaching resources, activities, songs and fingerplays, as well as a DVD or CD.

Since Time Immemorial Kits (for ages 2-8) were created specifically for residents of Whatcom County to improve knowledge and understanding of the local tribal nations.

The kit themes are modeled around and expand upon the early learning section of the “Since Time Immemorial” (STI) Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State curriculum developed through the Office of Native Education/Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).  They include many books to read aloud as well as teaching resources, videos, cds, puppets and locally produced stories and photos.

Events

Featured Event

Pajama Storytime image

Pajama Storytime

(ages 2–8, 30 minutes) An evening storytime that combines stories, songs and activities. Grab your stuffie, wear your pajamas and join youth services staff over Zoom.

Move at Home for Early Years
Move @Home for Early Years

A  time to sing, rhyme, dance and move for young children (birth to five) and their caregivers. Join Youth Services  staff via Zoom as they lead the group in an active, participatory program.

Explorations

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Flip through our event magazine, Explorations, to see what else is happening at your library.