Little Learners: Fish

It's week five of Summer Reading! Fish in the sea go swish, swish, swish! Pretend to swim along and learn about fish in this week’s ocean adventure! Don’t forget to visit the library for a bookmark to track your summer reading and earn prizes! 

READ: Swim, Fish! : Explore the Coral Reef By Susan B. Neuman

Swim, Fish! Book Cover

  

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Introduces coral reefs and the animals that live there to young readers using simple, repetitive text and photographs, including seahorses, clownfish turtles, eels, and minnows.

Increase pre-literacy skills as you read together: 

  • Have fun with opposites. Point out big fish and little fish as you read.  
  • Talk with your little one about the different patterns and colors of fish you find.  
  • Pretend to swim fast and slowly and move like other sea creatures in the book.   

READ

SING: Five Little Fish 

(Tune: Five Little Ducks) 

Five little fish went swimming one day 

Across the sea and far away 

Mama fish went  

Splish, splish, splish, splash 

And only four little fish came back 

 

Four little fish went swimming one day 

Across the sea and far away 

Mama fish went  

Splish, splish, splish, splash 

And only three little fish came back 

 

 

Three little fish went swimming one day 

Across the sea and far away 

Mama fish went  

Splish, splish, splish, splash

And only two little fish came back 

  

Two little fish went swimming one day 

Across the sea and far away 

Mama fish went  

Splish, splish, splish, splash

And only one little fish came back 

 

One little fish went swimming one day 

Across the sea and far away 

Mama fish went 

Splish, splish, splish, splash

None of the little fish came back 

 

Mama fish went swimming one day 

Across the sea and far away 

Mama fish went

Splish, splish, splish, splash

And all the little fish came back 

EXPLORE: Shape Fish

Parent and Child Doing Arts and Crafts
Shape Fish DIY Art Example

Materials  

  • Construction or printer paper
  • Crayons or colored pencils
  • Tape or glue
  • scissors 

Instructions  

  1. Draw shapes together with your little one on construction or printer paper. Use the crayons or colored pencils to color in or decorate the shapes.  
  2. Cut out the shapes. 
  3. Assemble the shapes into fish. For example, triangles can be used as fins, and circles can be used for the fish’s body, gills, and eyes. 
  4. Glue or tape your fish together.

JOIN: Attend a program virtually or in person!

View all early childhood programs and events offered this week.  

For virtual programs, registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Use the link in the program information to register. 

For in person programs, registration is required. If space allows, walk-ins will be admitted. Use the link in the program information to register. 

KEEP READING: How many different fish can you find in these books? 

 

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