Friday, March 21, 2014

WiserKids: a New Early Literacy Blog from Cedar Mill Community Library


Hi gang!

We're super-excited to announce a brand new early learning blog from our very own Cedar Mill Community Library: WiserKids: grow, learn, read, play, explore at your library

WiserKids will feature "information and activities about early literacy, reading recommendations, programs, special events and more!"  It is brought to you by the hard-working youth services team at the Cedar Mill Community Library and the Cedar Mill Library at Bethany.

We hope you will take the time to follow what promises to be a great library resource for families with young children!!

Also, in case you didn't already know, the Tigard Public Library has their own library blog for families (Family Book Bag) and the Garden Home Community Library has developed a fantastic set of Pinterest boards to help you connect with great books (Garden Home Library Youth Reads).  We highly suggest you check out these vast treasure troves.

We hope you can tell that the public libraries of Washington County love sharing tips with families to help kids get ready to learn and read!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Fingerplay Fun Friday: Fe Fi Fo Fum!

Here is a silly little fingerplay: Fe Fi Fo Fum



Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum

Fe, fi, fo, fum
See my fingers,
See my thumb.

Fe, fi, fo fum,
Goodbye fingers,
Goodbye thumb!


I like how simple this one is.  It is a perfect gateway to more complicated fingerplays like last week's I Saw a Little Rabbit or The Itsy Bitsy Spider.  

When little kids work on moving their fingers individually, they are preparing themselves for future writing success!

Please note that our Fingerplay Fun Fridays will be on a minor hiatus beginning next week.  The program will start back up on April 18th.  We apologize for this inconvenience but promise to return with more fun rhymes soon!