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Anaheim Public Library. Singing, playing and Experiments: Music and science early literacy programs for preschoolers. Goals. Build on Anaheim Public Library’s early literacy story times. Create an interactive, hands-on, parent participation program

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Anaheim public library

Anaheim Public Library

Singing, playing and Experiments:

Music and science early literacy

programs for preschoolers


Goals
Goals

  • Build on Anaheim Public Library’s early literacy story times.

  • Create an interactive, hands-on, parent participation program

  • Introduce parents and children to the non-fiction collection

  • Encourage checkouts


Stories and science 15 minute story time followed by an interactive experiment

Cooking

Weather

Plants

Animals

Floating/Sinking

Magnetism

Colors

Architecture

Aerodynamics

Fingerprints

Stories and Science15 minute story time followed by an interactive experiment



Hands on experience
Hands-On Experience

Planting Seeds

Floaters & Sinkers



To Register?

or

Not to Register?






Science resources
Science Resources

  • Professional References

    • Elementary Science Methods: A Constructivist Approach by David Jerner Martin

    • Exploring Science in the Library: Resources and Activities for Young Peopleby Maria Sosa and Tracy Gath

  • Websites

    • www.preschooleducation.com…”science & sensory” link offers science acitivities designed for preschoolers about everything from bugs & colors to plants and weather. Click on “Music and Songs” to find correlating fingerplays, rhymes and songs to go with each science activity.

    • www.education.com/activity/science offers hundreds of science activities for children from preschool to high school. You can limit your search by grade level and type of activity (ie. Science, art, math, etc..)

    • www.first-school.ws offers ideas for music and science activities for preschoolers. It also incorporates some books to use, coloring pages and art projects to correlate to your theme.

    • www.sciencewithme.com offers science projects and worksheets for to answer children’s common questions about the world


Stories & Science

Evaluation Form

Thank you for participating in our FIRST “Stories & Science” program. Please help us make this program the best it can be by filling out this form.

How old is your child? (circle one) 2 3 4 5

How many Stories & Science programs did you attend? (circle one) 1 2 3 4 5 6

What did you like best about the program? ___________________________

What did you like least about the program? ___________________________

Was he time (Tuesdays @ 10:30am) convenient for you? YES NO

Would you and your child come to this program again? YES NO

If we were to offer the program on another day and time, what would be the best day and time? (circle one)

Thursdays 10:30am Thursdays 3:00pm Tuesday 3:00pm


Science programs at libraries
Science Programs at Libraries

Fall into Science: A class exploring simple science concepts and experiments inspired by children’s literature. Three- week series. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 minutes Howard County Library, Maryland http://www.hclibrary.org

Wacky World of Science: 4 week grade school program that introduces science concepts and hands-on experiments Holmes County District Public Library, Ohio http://www.holmeslib.org

Cool Science: Science program for children ages 5-11. Hands on physics, chemistry, biology and environmental science demonstrations. Manitou Springs Public Library, Colorado http://manitousprings.colibraries.org

Planting a Rainbow: One time Science story time about plants for preschoolers Sanger Public Library, Texas http://ntrls.tsl.state.tx.us/sanger

Science Story Time:story time offered twice a month includes a short science story and related experiment

Madison Children’s Museum, Wisconsin http://www.madisonchildrensmuseum.org

Lil Sprouts Garden Club: 6 week program which includes a garden story, tending to the garden, nature craft and healthy snack KidspaceChildren’s Museum, Pasadena, California http://www.kidspacemuseum.org


Stories and music 15 minute story time followed by constructing and playing your own instrument

Rhythm

Tempo

Bands

Orchestra

Concerts

Composers

Instruments

Melody

Stories and Music15 minute story time Followed by constructing and playing your own instrument



Stories and music
Stories and Music

Sing-Along Books

Play-Along Books


Making instruments
Making Instruments

Egg Shakers

Wrist Bells



Story time stats
Story Time Stats

Marketing

Registration

Supplies

Donations


Music resources
Music Resources

  • Professional References

    • The Big Book Of Stories, Songs and Sing-Alongs: Programs for Babies, Toddlers and Families by Beth Maddigan

    • Exploring the Connection Between Children’s Literature and Musicby Regina Carlow

    • Something Musical Happened at the Library: Adding Song and Dance to Children’s Story Programs by Rob Reid

  • Websites

    • www.preschooleducation.com …”science & sensory” link offers science acitivities designed for preschoolers about everything from bugs & colors to plants and weather. Click on “Music and Songs” to find correlating fingerplays, rhymes and songs to go with each science activity.

    • http://www.first-school.wsoffers ideas for music and science activities for preschoolers. It also incorporates some books to use, coloring pages and art projects to correlate to your theme.


Anaheim public library1

Anaheim Public Library

Singing, playing and Experiments:

Music and science early literacy

programs for preschoolers

Power Point Presentation available at

http://www.anaheim.net/library


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