M is for Music

July 29, 2014

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! was buzzing with sound today as we shared books, songs, rhymes, and most of all music.

Not only did we listen to some fun stories, we also sang “Old McDonald Had a Band” and played in our very own orchestra. Then all the kids got to make their own musical shaker. This took some work, and we had a very large crowd, so I wasn’t able to get too many photos. But here are a few. To see the rest, click here.

 

Join us next Tuesday at 2 pm for stories and more about colors.


Getting ready to battle!

July 29, 2014

Tanmay, Arjun, Tristan, Janessa, Bailey, and Emilia

Our Battle of the Books team is so excited! They received a full set of brand-new books, thanks to the Friends of the Ossining Public Library. The Friends were generous enough to purchase 6 sets of the books the team members will be reading for this county-wide competition.

Thank you, Friends of the Ossining Public Library!

Check out this link for more information about Westchester Library System’s 1st Battle of the Books.


Splash me! Splash me!

July 22, 2014

Water! Bubbles! Splash! We had a very wet time today in Ready, Set, Kindergarten!  From books about splashing and bubble baths to an interactive story (with water spritzes!) to chasing bubbles, all the preschoolers had a great time today.

We read some fun stories,

chased bubbles, and got wet.

 

Everyone made a bubble wand to take home.

To see all the photos, click here.

Join us next Tuesday at 2 pm for stories and activities about music.


Let’s Grow!

July 15, 2014

Some of the books we read about seeds

Today in Ready, Set, Kindergarten! we had lots of fun reading, singing, and talking about seeds.

We had a very large and enthusiastic crowd listening, singing, and pretending to be a growing flower. We also played a game with things that grow from seeds to work on our vocabulary skills, which was our early literacy tip today.

After the stories, everyone got to make a drawing or collage of their fantasy garden, inspired by My Garden, by Kevin Henkes. Each child also got a take-home packet to grow a plant of their own.

Growing flowers!

A garden with a giraffe and alligator

What happens with a little water and sunlight

To see all the photos, click here.

Join us next Tuesday at 2 pm when we have fun with bubbles.


Bug fun for preschoolers

July 10, 2014

Some of our bug books

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! is back. We had a big crowd of preschoolers on Tuesday who had lots of fun calling Ladybug (yoo-hoo!), making a scary face to scare away the giant green frog, and listening to the sound of crickets.

We also played a letter game and sang some songs. All the children made their own caterpillars, and they spelled their names out on them. Join us next Tuesday at 2 pm when we’ll learn about seeds.

 

To see all the photos, click here.


Fizz, Boom, Read!

July 3, 2014

Originally posted on READ ALL ABOUT IT! News from the Ossining Public Library Children's Room:

We kicked off our Ossining Public Library Summer Reading Game on Wednesday, June 25th with Stick, Fizz, Hiss and Boom!Jason Reilly of Green Meadows Farm brought lots of animals and bugs for everyone to see and touch. The animals were put in tubs around the Program Room and all of the animals stayed in their tubs – except for the very naughty silky chicken who hopped out and deposited some “gifts” onto the floor :-) Jason led a very energetic Chicken Dance competition, and also showed us a giant weather balloon.

You can see all of the photos here.

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Children’s programs are coming back on Monday!

July 3, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Reading 2014 is well under way. We’ve got over 200 kids who have already signed up, and more are coming in every day. You can sign up any time this summer here in the Children’s Room

Our programs begin again on Monday, July 7. Click here to see our summer program schedule.

 


Fizz, Boom, Read!

July 3, 2014

 

 

 

 

We kicked off our Ossining Public Library Summer Reading Game on Wednesday, June 25th with Stick, Fizz, Hiss and Boom! Jason Reilly of Green Meadows Farm brought lots of animals and bugs for everyone to see and touch. The animals were put in tubs around the Program Room and all of the animals stayed in their tubs – except for the very naughty silky chicken who hopped out and deposited some “gifts” onto the floor :-) Jason led a very energetic Chicken Dance competition, and also showed us a giant weather balloon.

You can see all of the photos here.

 


Battle of the Books!

June 19, 2014
BOB Flyer 2014 jpeg

Battle of the Books Tournament

Love to read? Love to compete? Come to our Battle of the Books Informational Meeting tomorrow at 4:15 in the Children’s Room for more information.


Summer is almost here

June 4, 2014

 

 

And our Summer Program flyer is available now!

You can see the Summer 2014 schedule on our calendar, on the kids’ page of our web site, or you can pick up a copy in the Children’s Room.

We’ve got lots of special programs this summer, along with all your favorites.

If you would like a printable copy, click below:

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