Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!
It's the last week of the Summer Reading program and here at the Clear Lake City - Freeman Branch, the storytimes went out with a bite! With the help of our toddlers and preschoolers, we sang, rhymed, talked, and read all about bugs! Now, I have to admit, bugs are not my most favorite creature... in fact, most bugs frighten me. However, the kids just love the creepy crawlies! Using the theme of bugs parents and caregivers can bring home so many fun activities to share with their own children. Here are a few ideas:
- Sing some songs! A storytime favorite: "I'm Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee" (Words can be found at Harris County Public Library's storytime database.)
- Create your very own creepy crawlie using food products! Here's a great website with recipe ideas: Family Corner Kids' Recipes.
- Read a book! In my toddler storytime this week, we read Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek. But, there are many other classics bug stories such as Eric Carle's The Very Busy Spider.
Can you think of anything else that could be fun to do with bugs? We're always looking for new ideas...
Some great bug books:
Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
The Bugliest Bug by Carol Diggory Shields
Ant, Ant, Ant!:(An Insect Chant) by April Pulley Sayre