Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Library Story Time

Today was library day. On Tuesdays our local library has story hour for kids age 5 and under. I put a 'D' and a 'G' on Danya and Gloria in the first photo. The girls get totally absorbed in this. The lady who reads the stories is very good at it. She does voices, makes them really dramatic and exciting, and keeps the kids' attention. She also uses a felt board to play games like shape recognition and for visual aids for songs. Today they sang "If your happy and you know it" and "Five Little Monkeys". Danya liked the story "Lisa the Pig Goes to the Circus" about a little girl who had to take over the whole circus because everyone who worked there had an ear infection.

These story times are a good group classroom experience for the girls and a good reminder for me why I homeschool. My girls pay attention, listen well, and participate. Some of those other kids are just wild. They were banging their little carpet squares on the floor, rolling around, talking while the lady was trying to read, and generally being disruptive. I think if parents can't get their kids to calm down they should just take them out so the others can hear the stories. That goes for mothers of talkative or crying babies too. But then I think that's common courtesy for any event including movie theaters, performances on stage, and at church.

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