Little Learners: Sea Creatures

It's week nine of Summer Reading! Take a deep-sea dive and learn about sea creatures in this week's books and activities. Don’t forget to visit the library for a bookmark to track your summer reading and earn prizes! 

#READ: Dive, Dolphin! by Shira Evans

Dive, Dolphin! Book Cover

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From the classic bottlenose dolphin to the orca, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept groups--helping them make connections between words and expand their understanding of the world. 

Increase pre-literacy skills as you read together: 

  • Pause periodically to ask your little one about what they think the dolphins are doing. 
  • Use the illustrations to talk with your little learner about opposites like longand short.   
  • Play the matching game at the back of the book. Say the words aloud first then ask your little one to point to the matching picture.  

#SING: The Waves in the Sea 

(Tune: The Wheels on the Bus) 

The waves in the sea go 

up and down 

up and down 

up and down 

The waves in the sea go 

up and down 

all day long 

 

The sharks in the sea go 

snap, snap, snap 

snap, snap, snap 

snap, snap, snap 

The sharks in the sea go 

snap, snap, snap 

all day long 

 

The fish in the sea go 

swish. swish, swish 

swish. swish, swish 

swish. swish, swish 

The fish in the sea go 

swish. swish, swish 

all day long 

 

The crabs in the sea go 

click, click, click 

click, click, click 

click, click, click 

The crabs in the sea go 

click, click, click 

all day long 

#EXPLORE: Paper Plate Octopus

Paper Plate Octopus Craft

Materials 

  • paper plate
  • 8-10 pieces of yarn or twine
  • single hole punchor pen
  • crayons or colored pencils

Instructions 

  1. Use the crayons or colored pencils to decorate the plate with your little one. 
  2. Use the hole punch or pen to punch eight holes along one edge of the paper plate.  
  3. Thread a piece yarn or twine through each hole then tie a knot near the hole to secure it.
  4. Explore the ocean depths with your little learner as you pretend to swim with your octopus. 

#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: Tag along with sea turtles, swim with squid, and more as you read these books.  

 

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