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Summer Storytime Next Week!

The wait is almost over for the start of summer storytime (less than a week away!) We have been busy planning a fun session and are eager to share stories and songs with you and your child.  Besides having weekly storytime, we will also present special hero themed program with stories, songs & activities for children 0-4 years each Saturday in June and July (except July 4.)

Here is the schedule, click here for more details:
Early Childhood SRC Program-Super Kids
June 6th @ Northeast Branch

Early Childhood SRC Program-Meet a Hero (Firefighters)
Saturday, June 13 @ Southwest Branch

Early Childhood SRC Program – Super Heroes (Bilingual)
June 20 @ East Arlington Branch

Early Childhood SRC Program- Symphony Arlington
June 27 @ Southeast Branch

Early Childhood SRC Program – Hero Tales
July 11 @ Woodland West Branch

Early Childhood SRC Program-Super Animals
July 18 @ Southwest Branch

Early Childhood SRC Program-Super Villains (they need love, too!)
July 25th @ Lake Arlington Branch

Summer Reading Club KIckoff this Saturday, May 30

If next week is not soon enough to see your favorite storytime reader, be sure to come this Saturday, May 30 for our Summer Reading Club Kick Off Party! Come play with us in the area just for the little ones (0-4 year olds) with crafts and activities.

 

See you all soon!

5/27/2015 by Dawn Reyes Add a Comment Share this:
Topics: Storytime, PreK

Hero Booklist

Hello, everybody!

Incase you haven't heard, Summer Reading Club 2015 is Superhero themed! I know you are all super excited, so I put together a list of books about heroes that are great for the younger kiddos.

When you are reading these with your children asking them questions like, "What makes this superhero a good person?", "Is the firefighter a hero? What makes the firefighter a hero?", "Who do you know that is a hero?", or "What would you do in this situation?". Questions like this will really get them thinking!

Hero Booklist

I hope you enjoy these heroic books and remember:

Every hero has a story...what's yours?

Join us at our Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Party THIS Saturday!

That's May 30, from 1-3 p.m. at the AISD Professional Development Center.

1111 W Arbrook Blvd.

See you there, heroes!

Stories To Our Children

Stories to Our Children 2015

 

The gift of sharing stories creates lasting bonds across generations. Through the Stories to Our Children project, parents were empowered to write their own stories of life experience, passing on family and cultural traditions to provide a window from the past to the future.  Participants attended a series of five writing workshops, in which they wrote, illustrated, and refined their stories. The goal was to support the role of mothers and fathers as the first and most important teachers.

 

The University of Texas at Arlington and the Arlington Public Library collaborated to make Stories to our Children 2015 a reality. Faculty and students from UTA's Department of Modern Languages contributed many hours of planning, teaching and editing assistance. With the guidance of UTA teaching interns, parents learned how to explore their ideas at deeper levels while getting hands on experience with the writing process. Parents also worked on their stories at home, modeling the reading and writing skills they learned in the sessions. Some shared that their children were inspired to explore the world of books through a new lens, as readers, authors, and illustrators.

 

Historias Para Nuestros Hijos 2015

 

El regalo de compartir nuestras historias crea vínculos entre generaciones. A través del programa Historias Para Nuestros Hijos, los miembros de familia fueron motivados a escribir las historias de su vida, experiencias que transmiten cultura, valores y tradiciones familiares la cual llega ser una ventana del pasado hacia el futuro. Los participantes atendieron a una serie de cinco talleres, durante los cuales ellos escribieron, ilustraron y corrigieron sus historias. Nuestra meta era apoyar el rol de las madres y padres en ser el primero y el más importante maestro para sus hijos.

 

La Universidad de Texas en Arlington y la Biblioteca Pública de Arlington colaboraron para hacer Historias a Nuestros Niños 2015 una realidad. Profesores y estudiantes del Departamento de Lenguas Modernas de la UTA contribuyeron con muchas horas de planificación, enseñanza y  asistencia de edición. Con la orientación de los internos de enseñanza UTA, los padres aprendieron a explorar sus ideas en los niveles más profundos al obtener experiencia práctica con el proceso de escritura. Los padres también trabajaron en sus historias en el hogar, con el modelado de las habilidades de lectura y escritura que aprendieron en las sesiones. Algunos compartieron que sus hijos se inspiraron para explorar el mundo de los libros a través de un lente nuevo, como lectores, autores e ilustradores.

 

 

Special thanks for all those who helped with the implementation of this wonderful project.

Dr. Alicia Rueda-Acedo, Director of Spanish Translation and Interpreting Program
Concepcion Camargo, UTA Intern
Maria Ipiña, UTA Intern
Maria Schrimpf, UTA Intern
Cindy Abrego, UTA Intern
Yuliana Aceves, UTA Intern

 

 

Quotes

form UTA interns & faculty

 

"The program is about families telling stories to their kids," Camargo said. "It gives the parents an opportunity to be their child's first teacher, and allows the children to relate to the stories they are hearing. If they read a book and can relate to the story, then they may realize there are other books to read, too."

 

"While the intention of the program is related to literacy, it's very important for the children to see how much effort and beauty and interest a parent who can hardly read or write is putting into writing a story," said Rueda-Acedo. "It's beautiful to have a book that your mother or dad wrote for you. These stories are part of the library and part of the community."

 

"I discovered the opportunity to be involved with the Arlington Public Library through one of my classes," said senior Spanish major Maria Ipina. "I was intrigued by it because of the focus on schoolchildren and allowing parents the chance to share their stories. My grandparents and my mom always had great stories. This is a good idea to write them down and not lose them." 

 

5/26/2015 by Sarai S. Add a Comment Share this:

Stories To Our Children

Stories to Our Children 2015

 

The gift of sharing stories creates lasting bonds across generations. Through the Stories to Our Children project, parents were empowered to write their own stories of life experience, passing on family and cultural traditions to provide a window from the past to the future.  Participants attended a series of five writing workshops, in which they wrote, illustrated, and refined their stories. The goal was to support the role of mothers and fathers as the first and most important teachers.

 

The University of Texas at Arlington and the Arlington Public Library collaborated to make Stories to our Children 2015 a reality. Faculty and students from UTA's Department of Modern Languages contributed many hours of planning, teaching and editing assistance. With the guidance of UTA teaching interns, parents learned how to explore their ideas at deeper levels while getting hands on experience with the writing process. Parents also worked on their stories at home, modeling the reading and writing skills they learned in the sessions. Some shared that their children were inspired to explore the world of books through a new lens, as readers, authors, and illustrators.

 

Historias Para Nuestros Hijos 2015

 

El regalo de compartir nuestras historias crea vínculos entre generaciones. A través del programa Historias Para Nuestros Hijos, los miembros de familia fueron motivados a escribir las historias de su vida, experiencias que transmiten cultura, valores y tradiciones familiares la cual llega ser una ventana del pasado hacia el futuro. Los participantes atendieron a una serie de cinco talleres, durante los cuales ellos escribieron, ilustraron y corrigieron sus historias. Nuestra meta era apoyar el rol de las madres y padres en ser el primero y el más importante maestro para sus hijos.

 

La Universidad de Texas en Arlington y la Biblioteca Pública de Arlington colaboraron para hacer Historias a Nuestros Niños 2015 una realidad. Profesores y estudiantes del Departamento de Lenguas Modernas de la UTA contribuyeron con muchas horas de planificación, enseñanza y  asistencia de edición. Con la orientación de los internos de enseñanza UTA, los padres aprendieron a explorar sus ideas en los niveles más profundos al obtener experiencia práctica con el proceso de escritura. Los padres también trabajaron en sus historias en el hogar, con el modelado de las habilidades de lectura y escritura que aprendieron en las sesiones. Algunos compartieron que sus hijos se inspiraron para explorar el mundo de los libros a través de un lente nuevo, como lectores, autores e ilustradores.

 


 

Special thanks for all those who helped with the implementation of this wonderful project.

 

Dr. Alicia Rueda-Acedo, Director of Spanish Translation and Interpreting Program

Concepcion Camargo, UTA Intern

Maria Ipiña, UTA Intern

Maria Schrimpf, UTA Intern

Cindy Abrego, UTA Intern

Yuliana Aceves, UTA Intern

 

 

 

 

 

Quotes form UTA interns & faculty

 

"The program is about families telling stories to their kids," Camargo said. "It gives the parents an opportunity to be their child's first teacher, and allows the children to relate to the stories they are hearing. If they read a book and can relate to the story, then they may realize there are other books to read, too."

 

"While the intention of the program is related to literacy, it's very important for the children to see how much effort and beauty and interest a parent who can hardly read or write is putting into writing a story," said Rueda-Acedo. "It's beautiful to have a book that your mother or dad wrote for you. These stories are part of the library and part of the community."

 

"I discovered the opportunity to be involved with the Arlington Public Library through one of my classes," said senior Spanish major Maria Ipina. "I was intrigued by it because of the focus on schoolchildren and allowing parents the chance to share their stories. My grandparents and my mom always had great stories. This is a good idea to write them down and not lose them." 

5/26/2015 by Sarai S. Add a Comment Share this:

Hermie the Worm

Check out this fun song about a silly worm while we are on Storytime Break.

I was sittin' on a fence post
 chewin' my bubble gum
 (smack-smack-smack-smack)
 playin' with my yo-yo
 (doo-wop doo-wop)
 
 When along came Hermie The Wormie
 and he was this big.
 And I said
 "Hermie, what happened?"
 He said "I ate a word".

I was sittin' on a fence post
 chewin' my bubble gum
 (smack-smack-smack-smack)
 playin' with my yo-yo
 (doo-wop doo-wop)
 
 When along came Hermie The Wormie
 and he was this big.
 And I said
 "Hermie, what happened?"
 He said "I ate a book".

I was sittin' on a fence post
 chewin' my bubble gum
 (smack-smack-smack-smack)
 playin' with my yo-yo
 (doo-wop doo-wop)
 
 When along came Hermie The Wormie
 and he was this big.
 And I said
 "Hermie, what happened?"
 He said "I ate a library".

I was sittin' on a fence post
 chewin' my bubble gum
 (smack-smack-smack-smack)
 playin' with my yo-yo
 (doo-wop doo-wop)
 
 When along came Hermie The Wormie
 and he was this big.
 And I said
 "Hermie, what happened?"
 He said "I burped".

5/22/2015 by Kayla Parker Add a Comment Share this:

Spring Activities to do at Home

It isn't Summer just yet, so enjoy these spring themed activities while we are on storytime break.

Seeds and flowers are really enjoyable for young children, and adults, to play around with. The Fantastic Fun and Learning blog and Life Over C's blog both provide fun activities involving seeds for you to do at home with the children. These crafts and activities provide great learning experiences for children that parents can be a part of.

For a beautfiul flower sensory suncatcher activity, check out the Hands On As We Grow blog for a cheap and easy sensory idea that will engage children of all ages.

While you are experimenting with these seed themed activities you can sing this song to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell:

The farmer plants the seeds
The Farmer plants the seeds
Hi, Ho and Cheery O
The farmer plants the seeds.

(Use the following verses.)
The sun begins to shine
The rain begins to fall
The plants begin to grow

 

Be sure to stop by the library and check out some great books about flowers, seeds, and Spring!


 

 

Songs with Albert

Since there are no storytimes this month, Albert the mouse wants to share his favorite song with you!

The more we get together, together, together
The more we get together; the happier we will be.
Because your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together; the happier we will be.

Additional verses: The more we sing together... & The more we read together...

5/14/2015 by Kayla Parker Add a Comment Share this:
Topics: Storytime, PreK

Two Little Blue Birds!

I missed my stoytime kiddos this past week. I hope you are all still reading and singing and learning!

Below is one of my favorite storytime songs that you can learn, or if you already know it, keep practicing!

 

 

TWO LITTLE BLUE BIRDS

 

Two little blue birds sitting on a hill,

One named Jack, one named Jill.

Fly away Jack, Fly away Jill.

Come back Jack, Come back Jill!

 

Two little blue birds floating on a cloud,

One named Soft, the other named Loud.

Fly away Soft, Fly away Loud.

Come back Soft, Come back Loud!

 

Two little blue birds playing in the sky.

One named Low, the other named High.

Fly away Low, Fly away High.

Come back Low, Come back High.

 

Two little blue birds sitting on a stick,

One named Slow, the other named Quick!

Fly away Slow, Fly away Quick.

Come back Slow, Come back Quick!

5/13/2015 by Ashley W. Add a Comment Share this:
Topics: Storytime, PreK

Congratulations Kate! This month’s Early Childhood Literacy Basket Winner!

Kate and her mom reading a book togetherThe library's early childhood literacy baskets are targeted to support early literacy development of babies, ages 0 to 24 months. Proud cardholders of a My First Library Card are eligible to enter monthly drawings for a chance to win a literacy basket designed just for babies!

1 ½ year old Kate is our latest winner.  She and her mom enjoy attending Bouncing Babies storytime at the Southwest branch. Kate’s favorite part of storytime is all the singing and playing with the other children.  Also, the family continues storytime fun at home by reading her favorite bunny book and singing songs in Spanish.

We hope Kate and her mom will love all the books, music cd, and the soft snuggle toy that were in this month's basket!

 

You too can enter your child (ages 0 to 24 months) in the monthly drawing for an early childhood literacy basket! Join us in all the fun at your local library!

Winning is simple:

  1. Pick up a frequent user card from your local library.
  2. Each time you and your child attended a library storytime or check out a book using My First Library Card, you will receive a stamp from a library staff.
  3. Enter your completed frequent user card in the monthly drawing after acquiring 8 stamps.
  4. Your card may be drawn to win a basket full of goodies including books, an educational toy, and much more!

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. (2014)

5/11/2015 by Dawn Reyes Add a Comment Share this:
Topics: Storytime, PreK

May Storytime Break - The Itsy Bitsy Spider

We know how much you miss us during this month's storytime break, so every Thursday we are going to post a video with some of our favorite storytime songs for you to practice along with. Right now we are very busy getting ready for a SUPER Summer Reading Club but we are excited to see everyone back for storytimes in June!

 

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout

down came the rain and washed the spider out

Up came the sun and dried up all the rain

and the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again

 

The Great Big Spider

(use your Great Big Voice)

The great big spider went up the water spout

down came the rain and washed the spider out

up came the sun and dried up all the rain

and the great big spider went up the spout again

 

The Teensy Weensy Spider 

(use your Teensy Weensy voice)  

The teensy weensy spider went up the water spout

down came the rain and washed the spider out

up came the sun and dried up all the rain

and the teensy weensy spider went up the spout again