Little Learners (Birth - Age 4): Body

Head, shoulders, knees and toes! Have fun reading about and moving your body with this week's books and activities.  

READ: Legs & Feet by Julie Murray 

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Little readers will learn about their legs and feet while strengthening their reading skills. Simple, short sentences alongside fun and colorful photographs that match the text will make this title a favorite. 

Increase pre-literacy skills as you read together: 

  • Do the actions in the book as you read them. 
  • Say the names of body parts and encourage your little one to point to out the part on their body. 
  • Talk about other things legs and feet can do such as stomping, dancing, and twirling. 

READ

SING: I Have Two! 

I have one eye   

And I have two   

Blink them! Blink them!   

And hug yourself tight.   

 

I have one foot  

And I have two  

Stomp them! Stomp Them!   

And hug yourself tight.   

 

I have one arm  

And I have two 

Shake them! Shake them!   

And hug yourself tight.   

 

I have one ear   

And I have two 

Wiggle them! Wiggle them!   

And hug yourself tight.   

 

I have one hand   

And I have two  

Wave them! Wave Them!   

Now say good bye!   

Good bye!   

EXPLORE: Create a  Self-Portrait 

Children tracing their hand on paper

Materials 

  • Sheets of paper
  • Mirror
  • Crayons, pencils, or dry erase marker(s)
  • Tape (optional)

Ways to Create

Mirror and Dry Erase Markers

  • Encourage your little one to create a self-portrait by looking into a mirror and drawing themselves using dry erase markers.

Paper and Writing Utensils

  • Take turns using paper and crayons or pencils to trace hands, feet, head, or other parts of the body.
  • Try tracing your little learner’s entire body. Lay multiple sheets of paper side by side and tape the sheets together. 
  • Encourage your little one to use crayons to draw features and create their self-portrait.  

JOIN: Move your body from head to toe when you join us for an in-person or virtual program.  

Pop-Up Storytime

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Join us for a storytime either outside of our library or in the community! Your child loves singing, dancing, playing and reading! Gather them around for a storytime they won’t forget featuring Here Are My Hands by Bill Martin, Jr and Bill Archambault and Who Has Wiggle-Waggle Toes? by Vicky Shiefman.  

Little Readers

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B is for body! This literacy-based program is for children from birth to pre-k and their families. We will sing, talk, read, write, and play together to develop the pre-literacy skills your little ones need to get ready to read and write. We will share Here Are My Hands by Bill Martin, Jr and Bill Archambault and Who Has Wiggle-Waggle Toes? by Vicky Shiefman.  

Virtual Little Movers & Shakers

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Let’s get the wiggles out! This music-based program is for children from birth to pre-k and their families. Through books, songs, and movement activities we will build pre-literacy skills. Get moving with Who Has Wiggle-Waggle Toes? by Vicky Shiefman and I Love You, Nose! I Love You, Toes! by Linda Davick. 

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