Children's Programs

 Here's What's happening during Storytime on September 23rd at 11:00 a.m
Stories from the Savannah

This week we will be reading: 
"We all Went on Safari"
by Laurie Krebs
Join a group of friends as they set out on a counting journey through the grasslands of Tanzania. Along the way, the children encounter all sorts of animals including elephants, lions and monkeys, while counting from one to ten in both English and Swahili.
bringingtheraintokapiti "Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain"
by Verna Aardema
A cumulative rhyme relating how Ki-pat brought rain to the drought-stricken Kapiti Plain. Verna Aardema has brought the original story closer to the English nursery rhyme by putting in a cumulative refrain and giving the tale the rhythm of “The House That Jack Built.”
by Manya Stojic
The animals of the African savanna use their senses to predict and then enjoy the rain.

Our take-home activity:  
Download and print here.
  • On the first page, there is a lovely image of Savannah with 10 blank squares on it. The second page includes 10 different cards of Savannah animals and 10 name cards.
  • Cut out all of the squares from the second page and laminate them to make them last longer so kids can use them over and over again.
  • There is a zebra, a lion, an eagle, an antelope, a giraffe, an elephant, an ostrich, a rhinoceros, a termite and a lizard.
  • Kids will have to observe the environment on each card, to find out where they fit best in the Savannah habitat.
  • Solving this kind of puzzles is great for gross and fine motor skills as well as the observation skills.
  • This way young learners will have a fun time finding out what kind of different animals live in this vast land and where their habitat is.
  • A cool idea is also to play a matching game. Simply mix the 10 animal cards with the name cards and let your kid match the pairs.
  • You can also practice the names of the animals by showing them the name cards (or the cards with animals) – encourage your kids to show you the accurate image (or the name card) of that animal and enjoy learning together!


Fall 2020 Family storytime sign