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Find a Booklist for your child! Booklists for Young Children
Storytime at the Ferguson Library has been a cornerstone of our services for children, and remains an important (and fun!) part of our programming. Using the latest research on brain development, we’ve designed each program to be developmentally appropriate to foster and support early literacy. Parents and caregivers can help us and their children by attending the program that has been specifically designed for your child. Not sure which program is right for you? Check them out below!
Give your baby a great start in this library program for the youngest children. This 30 minute program is filled with traditional nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, bouncing rhymes, board books and more. Designed for babies from birth until they begin to walk independently. (Main Library)
Designed for independently walking babies under the age of two, this interactive 30-minute program continues where Baby Time leaves off and builds on it. Including rhymes, picture books, flannel boards, songs and marching, this program is sure to have you and your toddler singing, marching and reading together.
For two-year-olds with an adult, this book centered program also features rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement activities just right for your active two-year-old.
This participatory program invites toddlers aged 18 to 36 months and their caregivers to come together for book sharing, fingerplays, songs, flannel board stories and movement activities.
Every Child Ready to Read
For ages 2-4 with an adult. Before children can learn how to read, they must develop a range of skills. In this research-based early literacy initiative, kids and parents will have fun practicing the five skills necessary to become readers. Sponsored by the Harvey Fund of the Ferguson Library Foundation.
This storytime for preschoolers aged 3 ½ to 5 showcases longer picture books, storytelling, songs and fingerplays. (Harry Bennett Branch)
For preschoolers between the ages of 3 and 5, this slightly longer storytime program features longer books, movement activities, songs and fingerplays. (Main Library and Weed Branch)
This special weekend program welcomes children aged 3 ½ to 8 for a half hour of stories and movement activities followed by a half hour craft that you can make and take home! (Main Library)
1,2,3 - LI-BRA-RY! Parent Child Workshops
This participatory storytime welcomes a wide age range of toddlers - aged 1 to 3 - and includes free play, music, movement, books and crafts. (South End Branch)
For ages 18 months through 3 years with autism, Asperger's or sensory processing issues. Led by a special education teacher, small group size. Introduce young children to the library with this welcoming "parent and me" program designed to accommodate their special needs.
Fingerplays, Songs and Rhymes
List of audio and video of songs/fingerplays is coming soon.