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Activities for Preschoolers
April 7 to May 10

A baby's brain more than doubles in size the 1st year. By kindergarten, the brain is the same size as an adult's (and continues developing). Learn the secrets of healthy, happy, early learners with The Very Ready Reader and other programs @ Longview Public Library. Programs run between April 7 and May 9.

Very Ready Reading

Registration Required - Space is Limited!
4-6 year olds and their grown-ups will enjoy The Very Ready Reader, a research-based curriculum developed by The World of Eric Carle. Longview Public Library is proud to be an early adopter for this program, which will include a snack, music, sensory and creative activities, trained readers and parent/care-giver handouts, including take-home activities, booklists, a book bag and bookmark.
Wednesdays: 3:30-5 p.m., in the MJO Room

9-Apr Monkeying Around - booklist
16-Apr Frogs Jumping Everywhere - booklist
23-Apr Jungle Animals - booklist
30-Apr Water Critters - booklist
7-May Bear-y Good Time - booklist

NOTE: Children MUST be 4-6 years old. Looking for opportunities for groups or with children who are older or younger than 4-6 years old? Please consider Monday and Tuesday Fun Hours 10 a.m. - noon, Thursday Preschool Storytimes at 10:30-11 a.m., or Super Saturdays, 10-12 a.m. None of the above require registration, although registration is recommended for Thursday Preschool Storytimes. All of these events take place in the MJO Room, on the Lower Floor of the Longview Public Library. ALL library events are always free and everyone is welcome.

Preschool Storytime

Register Online!
Four year olds and up are Very Ready Readers as Youth Services Librarian Jan E.V.W. Hanson shares stories, songs and silliness.
Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m.

10-April Monkeying Around - booklist
17-April Frogs Jumping Everywhere - booklist
24-April Jungle Animals - booklist
1-May Water Critters - booklist
8-May Bear-y Good Time - booklist

Pajama Time

Register Online!
4-6 year olds with a grown-up can come in pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to enjoy a research-based curriculum developed by The World of Eric Carle. Limited to 15 children.
Mondays, 6-7:00 p.m., starting April 7th

7-April Fun, Fabulous Food! - booklist
14-April Now I Know My ABCs - booklist
21-April Rhyme Time - booklist
28-April Once Upon a Time - booklist
5-May Sing, Sing a Song - booklist

Fun Hours

No registration necessary!
Children 5 & younger with an adult are invited to drop in for these unstructured playdates in a learning-rich pre-literacy environment. Board books, foam blocks, sensory play and more!
Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon

Good Books for Preschoolers

100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
African-American Picture Books

Every Child Ready to Read Handouts
Week 1 - Reading
Week 2 - Playing
Week 3 - Talking
Week 4 - Writing
Week 5 - Singing
Week 6 - Dialogic Reading
Week 7 - Playing & Letter Knowlege

Preschool Storytime Handouts

Current Storytimes
Monkeying Around
Frogs Jumping Everywhere
Jungle Animals
Water Critters
Bear-y Good Time

Previous Storytimes

Very Ready Reader Series
Good Friends
Fun, Fabulous Food!
Color Wonder
Rhyme Time
Sing, Sing a Song
Once Upon a Time
Now I Know My ABCs
Imaginary Creatures

Train Series
Engines, getting started
Freight trains, working
Passenger trains, playing
Toy trains, pretending
Following patterns
Mystery trains
The Caboose, endings

Word Cloud Series
Cloud Shapes
Cloud Dreams
Cloud Science
Cloud Friends
Snow Clouds
Dark Clouds
In the Cloud