Event Tags: Early Literacy

Meet a Mermaid Storytime (OFFSITE)

Meet a Mermaid Storytime (OFFSITE)

Meet a Mermaid Storytime (All ages and a caregiver) Saturday, 7/16, 1:30 – 2:30 PM PROGRAM HELD OFFSITE: Lakeside Park, 2 Lakeside Dr. Pawling, NY 12564 Stop by the Lakeside beach for our special mermaid meeting. Our mermaid friends will read, sing, and play with us, as well as provide opportunities for meet-and-greets. This program is part of our Literacy Heroes series and sponsored in part by Dutchess County and Pawling Recreation. The Literacy Heroes series aims to inspire youth to practice the keys to early literacy from a young age by providing opportunities for them to meet and interact with awesome characters and artists who love to practice these skills. No registration required, though registration is preferred. We’ll send you email reminders/updates about the program if you do register in advance! Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/368504325357

Read and Play (3-5 years and a caregiver)

Read and Play (3-5 years and a caregiver)

Ages: 3-5 years and a caregiver Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:00 PM – Miss Neena Our Kindergarten readiness class uses a play-based curriculum to encourage learning connections. Our small group will focus on early literacy and math skills through a combination of hands-on activities and group story time. This is an six week series. The program or portions thereof may be held outside in our courtyard to utilize our outdoor play equipment as weather allows but fully move indoors if conditions are poor. Please dress for the weather, with sunscreen and bring water. Registration required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/368485559227    

Music & Movement Classes with Two Right Feet

Music & Movement Classes with Two Right Feet

Slow E-Motions: Music & Movement Classes with Two Right Feet (1-6 years and a caregiver) Thursdays 10:30 – 11:15 AM – Library Annex  Program runs weekly for eight weeks, 7/7 – 8/26 A program all about learning to identify, understand, and respond positively to our emotions and feelings. This program features music, dance, and instrument activities designed to explore feelings like frustration, anger, and happiness. Two Right Feet’s program was developed in 2000 by a speech and language pathologist who also held a degree in dance. Hannah Demmerle, current program director, holds a degree in occupational therapy (COTA) and develops the group’s educational programs and curriculum. Live music and ASL (American Sign Language) are a few of the other highlights of Two Right Feet’s enrichment programs. Registration is required. Registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/367873177577 This program is sponsored in part by Dutchess County Office of Children and Family Services.

Meet Mo Willems’ Piggie and Gerald

Meet Mo Willems’ Piggie and Gerald

All ages and a caregiver Saturday, 6/11, 10:30– 11:30 AM – Miss Neena Elephant and Piggie fans, this one is for you! Meet the iconic duo and listen to one of their stories at this Pawling Community Weekend event! Then, check out the rest of the Pawling Community Day schedule. Activities for kids included. The program or portions thereof may be held outside in our courtyard or fully move indoors if conditions are poor. Registration required. Register here.  Paid for in part by Dutchess County as part of our Literacy heroes series. Thank you to Disney Publishing for their generous sponsorship of this program. In partnership with Town of Pawling Recreation.

Preschool Visit

Preschool Visit

For more information, please contact Children’s Program Coordinator Neena McBaer at 845-855-3444 or children@pawlinglibrary.org

Flower Garden Play Dough Kit (Ages 2-5 and caregiver)

Flower Garden Play Dough Kit (Ages 2-5 and caregiver)

This program is a take home kit; a pre-prepped learning activity for children ages 2-5 to do at home with a caregiver. To participate, a caregiver must pick the kit up from the library once it is available. Kits are made to order and differentiated by child’s age. Kit available week of 4/29. Our staff will email registrants once they are available. Use this craft once or over and over again! Create your own flower garden and letters together with playdough and add-ins like oversized buttons, pipe cleaners, and more. Registration required. Register here.

Read and Play (3.5-5 years and a caregiver)

Read and Play (3.5-5 years and a caregiver)

Ages: 3.5-5 years and a caregiver Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:00 PM – Miss Neena REGISTER HERE. Our Kindergarten readiness class uses a play-based curriculum to encourage learning connections. Our small group will focus on early literacy and math skills through a combination of hands-on activities and group story time. This is an eight week series. The program or portions thereof may be held outside in our courtyard to utilize our outdoor play equipment as weather allows but fully move indoors if conditions are poor. Caregivers required to remain on site for the program. Registration required. Paid for in part by Dutchess County.  

Minnie Mouse Salt Painting Kit (Ages 2-5 and caregiver)

Minnie Mouse Salt Painting Kit (Ages 2-5 and caregiver)

Minnie Mouse Salt Painting Kit: Favorite Characters Craft and Story Series Age range: Ages 2-5 years and caregiver Kits available week of 3/25 With a focus on process, watch as salt magically changes the art you create together, based on Minnie’s shape. Each kit in our Favorite Character Craft and Story Series features a craft and/or learning activity related to a favorite character from books, movies, or TV. Plus, Miss Neena will record a digital reading of a special story featuring the favorite friend from each kit. Additional reading, learning, and rhyme suggestions will also be included. Registration is required. Participants will be required to pick up their activity kit from the library once the order is ready; staff will notify participants when orders are ready. Register here.

Bluey Imagination Kit (Ages 2-5 and caregiver)

Bluey Imagination Kit (Ages 2-5 and caregiver)

Bluey Imagination Kit: Favorite Characters Craft and Story Series Age range: Ages 2-5 years and caregiver Kits available week of 3/11 Disney’s Bluey is one of the most popular preschool TV shows around! We’ll make a craft featuring Bluey and little sister Bingo. Each kit in our Favorite Character Craft and Story Series features a craft and/or learning activity related to a favorite character from books, movies, or TV. Plus, Miss Neena will record a digital reading of a special story featuring the favorite friend from each kit. Additional reading, learning, and rhyme suggestions will also be included. Registration is required. Participants will be required to pick up their activity kit from the library once the order is ready; staff will notify participants when orders are ready. Register here.

Llama Llama Sensory Bag (Ages 2-5 and caregiver)

Llama Llama Sensory Bag (Ages 2-5 and caregiver)

Llama Llama Sensory Bag: Favorite Characters Craft and Story Series Age range: Ages 2-5 years and caregiver Kits available week of 2/25 Anna Dewdney’s popular Llama llama books are also a TV show! We’ll create our own Llama sensory bag to work our fine motor skills Each kit in our Favorite Character Craft and Story Series features a craft and/or learning activity related to a favorite character from books, movies, or TV. Plus, Miss Neena will record a digital reading of a special story featuring the favorite friend from each kit. Additional reading, learning, and rhyme suggestions will also be included. Registration is required. Participants will be required to pick up their activity kit from the library once the order is ready; staff will notify participants when orders are ready. Register here.