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Preschool: For children 0-5 years old

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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 Tuesday and Friday, one in English and one in Spanish. 

Just call 210.207.4466 to listen!

Songs and Rhymes for Babies and Toddlers

Baby and Toddler Time at Home

Opening Song:  Can You Say Hi?

Read aloud:  Bedtime Bonnet by Nancy Redd

View the recording together. Remember, you can pause the video to have your own discussion

Song:  This is the Way We Go To Bed  

Song:  Sesame Street:  I Love My Hair  

Goodbye song:  Can You Say Bye?  

Activity:  Make a special bedtime fort with blankets and flashlights and read our favorite bedtime stories in the fort.    

It's Tough To Lose your Balloon Cover Image

Opening Song: Apples and Bananas

Read Aloud: It’s Tough to Lose Your Balloon by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

View the recording together. Remember, you can pause the video to have your own discussion

Action/Fingerplay Song: Hands in the Air

Song: The Puppies Go Marching (counting to 10)

Extension Activity: Let’s look for rainbows in what you think it’s tough to do, like when it’s sad to put your toys away what would make it fun? Draw a picture of your rainbow activity!

Shake the Tree

Opening Song:  “Hello Everybody” 

Tickle Rhyme:  “See the Little Mousie

Read storyShake the Tree by Chiara Vignocchi

View the recording together.  Remember, you can pause the video to have some book discussion time with your child.

Action Song:  Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Family Activity:  Get some white construction paper and some washable markers or crayons.  Talk about the animals that fell out of the tree in “Shake the Tree”.  Help your grown-up draw a tree on the paper.  What animals would fall out of your own tree?  Either draw the animals or write the names of the animals next to or near the tree.  Or, if you wish, do both! 

Opening Song: Well Hello Everybody, Can You Touch Your Nose?

Read Aloud: One-osaurus, Two-osaurus by Kim Norman 

View the recording together.  Remember, you can pause the video to have some book discussion time with your child.

Song: 5 Enormous Dinosaurs

Song: Tiny Tim (Frog version) 

Song: Zoom Zoom Zoom 

Extension Activity: Children need to play and learn best through play. With temperatures warming up, try cooling off by encouraging kids to play with water. Need ideas? Check out this video all about playing with water 

Opening Song:  Wave with One Hand

Read Aloud:  Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig

Song:  Pizza Man

Song: Pizza, Pizza, Pizza!

Closing Song: Tickle the Clouds

Extension Activity:  Make pretend pizza! You can use anything to make pretend pizza, but a really fun option is play dough. You can easily make some with ingredients you are likely to have at home. The best recipe we know of is this one (URL: https://youtu.be/veU_cTik7A4) which uses cream of tartar. But, if you don’t have that on hand, you can make this three-ingredient recipe (URL: https://youtu.be/4hpD5f35V3A) using 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt and 1 cup water. Let your child choose what shape their pizza will be and what toppings they want on their pretend creation – anything goes!

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