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SAPL is Here For You!

Our world is experiencing some drastic changes. SAPL wants to let you know that we are here for you throughout the process! Explore this guide for creative ideas, eBook picks, resources to help you and your family learn from home, and virtual programming.

Dial A Story / Telecuentos

For over 20 years the children of San Antonio have been calling in to Dial-A-Story to hear a children's story.  The children's librarians record new stories every Monday and Thursday, one in English and one in Spanish. 

Just call 210.207.4466 to listen!

Tweens

Baby and Toddler Time at Home

Opening Song: Open Shut Them    

Read Aloud: View the recording together.  Remember, you can pause the video to have your own discussion.  Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson 

Fingerplay:  Two Little Black Bears  

Song:  Bear is Sleeping 

Extension Activity:  Create your own bear cave with blankets or boxes inside your home.  Have fun pretending to be a bear sleeping or bring your stuffed animals for some fun playtime.   

Songs and Rhymes Featuring SAPL Librarians

Two little hands, ten little fingers,
Two little hands, ten little fingers,
Two little hands, ten little fingers,
Count them all with me. 

One, two, three little fingers,
Four, five, six little fingers,
Seven, eight, nine little fingers,
And one more makes ten.

Dos manitas, diez deditos,
dos manitas, diez deditos,
dos manitas, diez deditos,
cuéntalos conmigo.

Uno, dos, tres deditos,
cuatro, cinco, seis deditos,
siete, ocho, nueve deditos,
y uno más son diez.

Read Alouds by SAPL Librarians

 

Enjoy these additional songs, stories, and activities with your child:

ABC timeABC 

 

Activity: 

Encourage your baby or toddler  to pick up cereal, crackers or peas, touch eyes, ears, nose and toes, point to pictures and grab toys. Pinching, grasping and holding  will develop both strength and coordinationDevelopment of these fine motor skills are critical for the development of emergent writing. 

School Age Story Time

Read Aloud:  Author Lauren Tarshis reading from her book I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912.

Activity:  Make an Iceberg.

Additional Content:  Elementary school resources and activites all about the Titanic.

San Antonio Symphony at SAPL

Learn more about the San Antonio Symphony on their Education Channel. Learn more about Lauren Eberhart and her career by visiting her page.

Learn more about the San Antonio Symphony on their Education Channel. Learn more about David Mollenauer and his career by visiting his page.

Learn more about the San Antonio Symphony on their Education Channel. Learn more about Yang Guo and his career by visiting his page.

Learn more about the San Antonio Symphony on their Education Channel. Learn more about Steve Zeserman and his career by visiting his page.

Learn more about the San Antonio Symphony on their Education Channel. Learn more about Rachel Ferris and her career by visiting her page.

Learn more about the San Antonio Symphony on their Education Channel. Learn more about Mark Teplitsky and his career by visiting his page.

Learn more about the San Antonio Symphony on their Education Channel. Learn more about Sarah Silver Manzke and her career by visiting her page.

Learn more about the San Antonio Symphony on their Education Channel. Learn more about James Seymour and his career by visiting his page

Learn more about the San Antonio Symphony on their Education Channel. Learn more about Nicholas Browne and his career by visiting his page

Live Streamed and Recorded Book Readings

Authors and celebrities are showing off their read-aloud skills by sharing books via live stream and pre-recorded video. Take note of time zones so you don't miss out!

Children's Books in ASL: Compilation of video renderings of popular children's books with American Sign Language interpretation. Titles are organized by age group and presented by different organizations.

 

KidLit TVKidLit TV, or KLTV: Browse talk show interviews with authors, story time with authors, art and drawing with illustrators, https://kidlit.tv/

 

ReadTogether_Logos_CMP_B.pngRead Together, Be Together:  Find digital story time schedules, reading tips, printables, and videos of favorite authors at https://www.readtogetherbetogether.com/

 

Storyline OnlineStoryline Online: Watch actors like Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Betty White, and more read children's books via streaming video. Many titles include activity guides. http://storylineonline.net/

 

Story Time From SpaceStory Time From Space: Astronauts read aloud from the International Space Station. Videos include explanation of where they are on the space station and some of the astronauts' activities.

 

 

The Spanish Experiment: Spanish audio and video recordings of well-known children's stories.

 

Stimola Live: Live stream events for kids by authors and illustrators. Recordings are archived following live stream.