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Stay Busy During the Storytime Break – Part 2

There are just a few more weeks until winter storytime starts!

In the meantime, we’ve got some great recommendations for books full of activities to keep you and your little ones busy into the new year.  

And don’t miss Stay Busy During the Storytime Break – Part 1 for more fun books and ideas.

 

Yoga

If you’re starting to get a little stir-crazy, yoga can be a fun way to stretch some of those sillies out, especially for toddlers and preschoolers.

 

You are a Lion!
by Taeeun Yoo

Beautifully illustrated with simple, rhyming text, this basic yoga book goes through animal poses and will leave you feeling refreshed.

 

 

 

 

The Kids’ Yoga Book of Feelings
by Mary Humphrey

This book has even more simple poses, plus descriptions of how these poses relieve or enhance certain feelings. Check out the Mouse pose to bring more peacefulness to your day.

 

 

 

 

My Daddy is a Pretzel
by Baron Baptiste

At school, the narrator’s class is sharing what their parents do for a living. Each of her classmates’ parents’ jobs remind her of a pose that her father does. A nice story with step-by-step illustrations of each pose.

 

 

 

 

Science Projects

Science is all around us and projects exploring science can spark curiosity–and help pass the time.

Remember, science for toddlers and preschoolers can be something as simple as colors, shapes, and counting, so just have fun! Also, all experiments will involve adult supervision and participation.
I’m a Scientist: Kitchen
by Lisa Burke

Part of the wonderful DK “I’m a Scientist” series, this book takes ordinary kitchen supplies and creates interesting science projects out of them. Try the Kitchen Sink, Fan-Static, and Gobbledy Goo (if you don’t mind a little mess) for easy, non-stop fun.

 

 

How to Build a Tornado in a Bottle
by Lori Shores

The concepts explored in this book are aimed at children in preschool or older, but spinning colored water in a bottle can provide plenty of fun for all ages.

 

 

How to Make Bubbles
by Erika Shores

Bubbles! What’s left to say?

 

 

 

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