Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Early Literacy Center: Finding Shapes!

This month I needed something quick and easy to change out in the early literacy center. Summer craziness has hit our library and I didn't want to spend too much time on something. Also, with our current amount of groups visiting I needed something durable enough to last for a month. So I decided on... Shapes!

These were super easy to make. I simply went to publisher and inserted one shape on each page. Then, I found different colors of cardstock. I did seven shapes total.
Next, I printed them out, and taped them to the floor. This was definitely the most time consuming part of the project. I used contact paper and clear book mending tape to reinforce it. I still expect these to come up at least once in the next month.

I then added a quick parent tip and some instructions.

Voila! A new fun activity for little ones. Best of all, it was free!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tell A Truck Story!

In our "Play- Learn- Read" early literacy center, we have a magnetic/flannel board that we switch out every month. This month, I decided to use Emma Garcia's wonderful book "Tip Tip Dig Dig". It's a book that children know and love from storytime, plus it fits in with our summer reading theme, "Dig Into Reading" perfectly.

I found this amazing flannel already made over at Piper Loves the Library. It was so well done I basically remade the entire thing. Thank you for sharing such amazing work!

Here is what my trucks looked like. Not quite as pretty as the original, but good enough for me.

Our library's copy of Tip Tip Dig Dig is checked out and has multiple holds on it, so I am rotating different transportation books next to the flannel board until it comes back in.

I included some story starters for little ones who want to tell a story.

And of course, the early literacy tip!

Thank you again to Piper Loves the Library for the amazing flannel pieces!


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