Monday, November 14, 2016

15 Books About Manners for Preschoolers

While "little monsters" might have been welcomed into your home for Halloween, you'd probably rather not invite them to your Thanksgiving dinner, right?

Here's a list of 15 books to read with your toddlers and preschoolers covering everything from table manners to playing politely with others as you prepare for holiday meals and events.

Read the books aloud or simply use the pictures to talk about manners and what your child can expect to see and do at your family's holiday gatherings, then leave us a comment below and tell us which ones your child liked best.
  1. Quit Calling Me a Monster! by Jory John
  2. Say Hello by Rachel Isadora
  3. Don’t Play with Your Food by Bob Shea
  4. Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony
  5. Say Hello Like This! by Mary Murphy
  6. Mind Your Manners, B. B. Wolf by Judy Sierra
  7. Can I Play Too? by Mo Willems
  8. Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton
  9. Good Little Wolf by Nadia Shireen (also available as an eBook)
  10. No More Biting for Billy Goat by Bernette G. Ford
  11. Little Bird’s Bad Word by Jacob Grant
  12. The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems (also available as a Read Along or eAudiobook)
  13. The Not So Quiet Library by Zachariah Ohora
  14. The Snurtch by Sean Ferrell
  15. Horrible Bear! by Ame Dyckman



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Books and Babies: Pumpkins

By popular request, our Post Road Library staff shares books, music, and rhymes from our weekly Books & Babies Storytime. This list of resources is from our October 18, 2016 programs for pre-walkers and walkers.

Books 

Music

Bounces, Rhymes & Finger Plays

Once I Had a Pumpkin
To the tune of “Did Ever See a Lassie?”

Oh, once I had a pumpkin, a pumpkin, a pumpkin
Oh, once I had a pumpkin with no face at all
With no eyes and no nose and no mouth and no teeth
Oh, once I had a pumpkin with no face at all

So I made a jack-o-lantern, jack-o-lantern, jack-o-lantern
So I made a jack-o-lantern with a big funny face
With big eyes and a big nose and a big mouth and big teeth
So I made a jack-o-lantern with a big funny face

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Books and Babies: Baby Says "Moo!"

By popular request, our Post Road Library staff shares books, music, and rhymes from our weekly Books & Babies Storytime. This list of resources is from our October 11, 2016 programs for pre-walkers and walkers.

Books

Music

Bounces, Rhymes, and Finger Plays

This Little Cow
In this variation of "This Little Piggy,” you can wiggle and tickle baby’s fingers or toes.

This little cow eats grass,
(wiggle pinkie finger)

And this little cow eats hay.
(wiggle ring finger)

This little cow looks over the fence,
(wiggle middle finger)

And this little cow runs away,
(wiggle pointer)

And this BIG cow does nothing but sit in the fields all day!
(wiggle thumb)

We'll chase her, we'll chase her, we'll chase her!
("run" fingers up child's arm)

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