Unplug & Play Box Unveiling

Unplug & Play Box InvitationCome to Blackburn Park tomorrow for the unveiling of the Unplug & Play box that was created for Canada’s 150. We will start our event with Story Time in the Park at 10:30.  After story time, we will have Diane and Tori Jewel do a friendship dance. Then there will be presentations by an Early Childhood Development member  , Mayor Nancy, and Shuswap Foundation. Following that we will have our Party in the Park with CCRR!

Looking forward to playing in the park with all of you!

~Cheryl Niemi

Early Childhood Development Chair for Salmon Arm

 

 

Story Time in the Park 2017

Thanks again to the Salmon Arm Early Childhood Development Committee for sponsoring these events! Child Care Resource & Referral (CCRR) will provide toys and activities after story time.

Story Time in the Park 2017

Songs for Fall 2014

Here are some new Autumn songs we’ve been singing this Fall:

Autumn Leaves are Falling Down (to tune of London Bridge is Falling Down)

Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down.

Autumn leaves are falling down, down down on the ground.

(Children are standing, and holding their arms up high with their fingers wiggling like the leaves falling down. Begin to Crouch down until they are as low as possible.)

Rake them up and make a pile, make a pile, make a pile.

Rake them up and make a pile, guaranteed to make you smile.

(Children stand up and pretend to rake the leaves. They stop raking and sing” guaranteed to make you smile” while holding their fingers to their lips in a smile.)

Jump into the pile of leaves, pile of leaves, pile of leaves

Jump into the pile of leaves, taking turns if you please.

(Children jump up and down. They stop jumping and sing “taking turns if you please” nice and strong.) 

Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down

Autumn leaves are falling down, down down on the ground.

(Children are standing, and holding their arms up high with their fingers wiggling like the leaves falling down. Begin to Crouch down until they are as low as possible.)

Five Little Leaves (To tune of 5 Little Ducks Went Out to Play)

Five little leaves so bright today (Hold up five fingers.)

Were dancing about on a tree this way. (Dance in place.)

The wind came blowing through the town, (Sway with the wind.)

And one little leaf came tumbling down. (Gently tumble to the ground.)

Falling, Falling, Falling Leaves

(Tune: Twinkle Little Star)

Falling, Falling, Falling Leaves (flutter fingers)

Mother Nature, did you sneeze? (sneeze aaachooo)

Red ones, yellow ones, orange and brown,

Big ones, little ones on the ground.

Falling, Falling, Falling Leaves, (flutter fingers)

Mother Nature did you sneeze? (sneeze aaachooo)

Storytime in the Park

Storytime in the Park

Storytime in the Park is a success! My first Storytime in the Park only had 45 people in attendance, but numbers have increased exponentially. I had 130 people attend the storytime at TRUE in the Trees Park!

I only have 3 Storytime in the Park events left. Here’s the schedule:

Wednesday, July 30 at Marine Peace Park at 10:30

Wednesday, August 6 at Jackson Park in North Canoe (or North Canoe Elementary school if Jackson Park is still under construction) at 10:30

Wednesday, August 13 at Jackson Park (or Canoe Beach if Jackson Park is still not ready) at 10:30.

If it rains on any of those days, storytime will be held at the Salmon Arm library instead.

Hope to see you there!

 

Saturday Storytime & Storytime in the Park

Storytime for the summer has changed. First, there is no ToddlerTime on Thursdays until September. Next, Saturday storytime is now at 10:30 instead of 11:00. Here’s the schedule for Saturdays:

  • July 5 at 10:30 (SRC activity follows at 11:00)
  • July 12 at 10:30 (SRC activity follows at 11:00)
  • July 19 NO STORYTIME
  • July 26 at 10:30 (SRC activity follows at 11:00)
  • August 2 at 10:30 (SRC activity follows at 11:00)
  • August 9 at 10:30 (NO SRC activity follows)

And lastly, Wednesday’s storytime is at 10:30 and run in various parks throughout the community. Here is the schedule of dates and locations:

  • July 2 at Blackburn Park – 681 10 Avenue Southwest
  • July 9 at Fletcher Park – 450 2 Avenue Northeast
  • July 16 at TRUE in the Trees Park (Near the College) – 2552 Trans Canada Highway NE
  • July 23 at Field of Dreams Park – 250 30 Street Southeast
  • July 30 – Marine Peace Park (by the wharf) – 750 Marine Park Drive Northeast
  • August 6 – Jackson Park (in Canoe) – Across from the North Canoe Hall at 7210 – 51 Street NE
  • August 13 – Jackson Park (in Canoe) – Across from the North Canoe Hall at 7210 – 51 Street NE

 

ToddlerTime on January 30, 2014 Cancelled

ToddlerTime on January 30th will be cancelled due to our annual Salmon Arm Early Years Fair 2014 at the Downtown Activity Centre. I will be there doing face painting and telling stories, so be sure to bring your little ones to my booth.

Must Be Santa!

At Storytime on Wednesday, I read/sang  Must Be Santa by Tim Moore (illustrated by Pete Whitehead). As I read/sang the story/song I dressed as Santa. The kids loved it! As they swarmed for their hand stamps at the end of the program, an adorable little 3 year old said, “Thanks, Santa!”

It’s amazing how quickly I was able to morph from children’s librarian to Santa Claus in the eyes of these little ones. So fun!

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