Monday, June 16, 2014

Storytime for June 17th: It's Summertime

This week's storytime is about some of the fun activities we do during summertime!

Here are the books we'll be reading this week, along with some videos, links, and activities to accompany them!

Read more about Elisha Cooper's inspiration for Beach

Get in the summertime mood with this beach song.

Click here to watch a book trailer for The Watermelon Seed.

Learn more about the book in this video review.

Watch the Talking Potatoes' review of A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever.

You can also download this week's Takeaway page by clicking here.

And be sure to check out the related online activities for summertime:

DLTK—coloring pages, printables, songs, poems, and puzzles 
PBS Kids—learn about the great out-of-doors with these nature games 
Activity Village—tons of great ideas for summer-themed crafts 

Crayola—printable coloring pages celebrating summer activities from baseball to the beach 

And, finally, if you liked today's stories, here are some more great books about summer!

  • Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey
  • The Bathing Costume by Charlotte Moundlic
  • D.W, All Wet by Marc Brown
  • Tom and Pippo on the Beach by Helen Oxenbury
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
  • Summer of the Sea Serpent by Mary Pope Osborne

Have a great week, and we'll see you next Tuesday!

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