We've been recording our Storytime Sessions to share with you while our libraries are closed. We have stories in English, Irish, Polish and Spanish. Watch some of them here and we've included downloadable activities to go with some of the stories.
Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle Thumb Play | Stories and Songs with Mary | Superworm | Where are you, Puffling? | El Flautista de Hamelín | Bran agus a Dhaideo | Lokomotywa | Tyrannosaurus Drip | Polish Poems | Tá Bran in ann Comhaireamh
Conor's Cowboy Suit by Gillian Perdue - Storytime with Eve
This story is published by O'Brien Press.
Conor loves to dress up as a cowboy and one day he gets a present of a cowboy suit and decides to wear it to school....
Listen to the story and then you can download some activities provided by the publishers below to go along with the story. Enjoy.
Am Scéalaíochta le Nóirín
Tá Nóirín ag léamh scéal faoi Bran darbh ainm "Tá Bran in ann Comhaireamh" le Eric Hill. Foilsiú ag An Gúm. Bain taitneamh as!
Europe Day - Polish Poems with Lucja
Lucja is reading some Polish Poetry for Europe Day which was celebrated on 9th May 2020. The poems are from the book "Polscy poeci dzieciom" Illustrated by:Marcin Poludniak Published by: Zielona Sowa
The three poems read are written by Jan Brzechwa who is well known in Poland for having written a number of lyrical and amusing children's poems.
Entliczek pentliczek : Little worm is tired of eating apples and he goes to town for a steak...
Zaba - The poem Zaba (Frog) is about a frog that thinks it's sick so it goes to a doctor, and he tells the frog that it's too wet and tells it to get dry and keep away from water.
Kwoka - This is an educational poem about Hen who invites friends to teach them manners. But does she know how to behave?
Storytime in Spanish with Eve - El Flautista de Hamelín
Eve from Dunboyne Library reads El Flautista de Hamelín in Spanish (The Pied Piper of Hamelin) as part of Europe Day 2020 celebrations. Disfrutéis!
Zwierzątko - Storytelling in Polish with Joanna - Piaskowy Wilk i ćwiczenia z myślenia
This is a story of young girl Karusia who dreams of having her own rabbit. On the beach outside her house she meets her friend Sand Wolf and they talk about living on a perfect planet where things are always nice and everybody can have a rabbit of their own. „Zwierzątko” is a chapter of „Piaskowy Wilk i ćwiczenia z myślenia”, Swedish book by Åsa Lind, translated to Polish by Agnieszka Stróżyk and illustrated by Kristina Digman. Published by Zakamarki in 2008. Published with premission of Zakamarki until 8th June 2020. www.zakamarki.pl
Storytime with Carmel - Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson
Join Carmel from Navan Library for a reading of Tyrannosaurus Drip. Written by Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by David Roberts and Published by MacMillan Children's Books.
Tyrannosaurus Drip is a brilliantly funny story all about celebrating difference, from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts – perfect for young dinosaur fans everywhere! Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in the wrong nest, confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he's so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed . . .
Tyrannosaurus Drip Activities
For fans of the story you can download the activities below from the publisher's website.
Storytime with Shauna - Where are you, Puffling? by Erika McGann and Gerry Daly (O'Brien Press)
Lokomotywa - Czytanie z Lucja : Storytime in Polish with Lucja from Dunshaughlin Library
"Superworm" by Julia Donaldson
Published by Scholastic.
Read by Shauna from Trim Library with some great help from her son Danny.
Storytime Songs with Mary from Ashbourne Library
Did you know that singing helps young children to develop early literacy skills? Songs and rhymes help children to break up the words into smaller parts or syllables and this is a skill that children will use when learning to read. Research shows that children who sing and recite nursery rhymes are more likely to be ready to read when they go to school. So keep the singing up and if you want to learn some new songs then why not try Super Simple Songs or borrow these audiobooks from BorrowBox to sing along to.
Bran agus a Dhaideo le Eric Hill (An Gúm)
Scéalaíocht le Nóirín ó Leabharlann Cill Dhéagláin.
If you like Spot then check out the Fun With Spot website for some games, colouring pages and baking recipes.
Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle Action Story
Join in with the actions for this story and help tell the tale of Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle. For ages 3- 6.
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