September 16, 2004

Storytime At the Library

This morning Kate had her first library storytime. This particular Thursday morning session is hosted for toddlers, 10 months to 3 years old. Unfortunately, there wasn't a very big attendance -- only Kate and two other two-year old twin girls, Gabriella and Carolina. Although Kate didn't really understand what was going on she really enjoyed herself. When the librarian read to Kate, Kate bounced up and down and gave a big smile back. Even the librarian commented on Kate's enthusiasm.

After two stories -- Teddy Bear Teddy Bear and Moonbear's Pet -- we did a little craft project. Since it was a teddy bear-themed storytime it was only fitting that we made a bear mask out of construction paper. Luckily the librarian was prepared for a baby group with a pre-cut bear head and accent pieces. We only had to paste on the pieces and tie the elastic fastener. None of the kids wanted anything to do with putting on the mask once it was done, but it was fun making it.

To finish the project off each child had to write their name on the back of the mask. This was a first for Kate. She held the crayon and I held her hand. Not the best handwriting but it was the first try at it for Kate.

After the project was over the librarian sang Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. Kate enjoyed it but not as much as when I do it for her...a little bit faster with more spunk. Kate also received a hot air balloon stamp on her hand (that washed off in tonight's bath) for being so good. All of the kids were offered the stamp, but Kate was the only brave one to put out her hand.

All in all Kate had a pretty good time. We'll probably try it again next week. But hopefully next week there will be a few more kids for Kate to enjoy.
Posted by Jean-Marie at September 16, 2004 08:27 PM
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