Wayne County Day of Play in Newark was held this past Saturday at Perkins School. In the gym, we had scooters, hula hoops, scarf juggling, LEGOs, basketball, and even a dance teacher! Outside, we had the playground, bubbles, and sidewalk chalk, so there was something fun for everybody to do. We had over 75 people come to the school on a beautiful Saturday, so I’d call that a huge success!
On top of the fun activities, we also offered snacks for the kids, free books, HOT OFF THE PRESS Summer Reading calendars, and 25 cent raffles for bags full of books and other goodies.
Below is a picture of our book, calendar, and raffle table. There were many more books than you see here; we had to keep replenishing the stock! It’s such a great feeling to put a book into the hands of a child, especailly a book they can keep.
On Thursday night, we enjoyed a PJ Storytime at the library, which surprisingly turned into two PJ Storytimes when a second group came in! I chose a few bedtime stories, then the kids got to choose books from the ones I displayed (which all came from our “Stories & Rhymes” picture book cagegory). They chose some good ones!
The ones I chose were:
So Sleepy Story by Uri Shulevitz– This was the first time I read this one in a storytime, and everyone liked it. It’s such a cute book, and it kind of reminded me of Goodnight Moon.
Someone’s Sleepy by Deborah Lee Rose– This one’s so good for the younger kids, and since we had a mixture of ages, it worked out very well!
Sleepyheads by Sandra J. Howatt– I love the illustrations in this book, AND we got to look at where different types of animals go to sleep!
…and the kiddos chose these ones!
Time for Bed, Fred! by Vasmeen Ismail– A cute puppy story that had the kids laughing.
Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere– This is one of my favorite bedtime/monster stories ever! I get to use spooky voices, and it’s just so funny. There were lots of giggles both times I read this one!
Sleep Tight, Little Mouse by Mary Morgan– Another cute story that showed us where different types of animals sleep
The Stuffed Animals Get Ready for Bed by Alison Inches– WILD stuffed animals that the kid in the story has to put to bed!
I thought I was ready for bedtime before PJ Storytime started, and by the end of the second one, I was sure ready to go home and get into my own PJs!