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Sharing the Storytime Joy

by Alicia | Mar 19, 2019

Welcome to our weekly blog post - Sharing the Storytime Joy! Today's post is by Alicia, who works with children and families at the New Haven Branch Library.

Last week the New Haven Branch Family Storytime group explored St. Patrick’s Day! We built background knowledge by discussing what we already knew about St. Patrick’s Day and added a few new words to our vocabularies: “shamrock” and “leprechaun”.

 We read:

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    Green Shamrocks
    by Eve Bunting

    Rabbit decides that he wants to create a shamrock chain to wear to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and he has just enough time to grow his own. The night before St. Patrick’s Day, someone steals Rabbit’s prized shamrocks. Do you have what it takes to help him find them in time for the parade?

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    Where is Green Sheep
    by Mem Fox

    Green Sheep is missing! All of the other sheep (normal and silly alike) are all easily found, but Green Sheep is nowhere to be seen! Can you find him?

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    by Laura Vaccro Seeger

    written by Harold Rober
    This beautiful picture book illustrates all different shades of green. Can you name them all?
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    How to Catch a Leprchaun
    by Adam Wallace

    Do you have what it takes to build a successful leprechaun trap? Read this book and learn about all of the failed designs and become inspired to create a trap all your own!


image of leprechaun trap made from blocks
During our Preschool Primer program that directly follows storytime, we used the ideas we learned from How to Catch a Leprechaun to build our very own leprechaun traps! We used blocks, magnetic blocks, Magna-Tiles, and hand crafted 4-leaf clovers to lure in the tricky little creatures.

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