Ages: 2 years - 5 years
Reading Buddies Saturday, December 14th - Time slots: 1-2pm slots are 1pm, 1:15pm, 1:30pm and 1:45pm
Does your child need more practice reading out loud? The Reading Buddies program provides an opportunity for your child to read to registered therapy dogs in a relaxed atmosphere. The therapy dogs sit calmly beside the reading child and listen patiently to story. Parents/guardians can register for a 15 minute time slot for their child. The children choose the books they want to read to the dogs. According to studies cited in Public Libraries magazine, children who consistently read to therapy dogs improve their reading fluency by 12 percent, including “the ability to explain, describe, analyze, and infer.” Reading to dog programs offer a unique opportunity for budding or struggling readers to transform into confident kids. Please call the Children’s Room 605-626-7097 to register your child for their reading session. More sessions will be added in the coming months.
Puppet Show (All Ages) -- Friday, November 15th at 4:00PM
Come see some of your favorite furry friends put on a funny show for you! There will be jokes, stories and songs! All ages are welcome and caregivers are expected to attend.
Family Fun Story Time (Ages: 2 - 5yrs)
Children will be introduced to the incredible world of language and books through stories, songs, activities and more! Topics change weekly and help prepare your child for successful school experiences using the early literacy components. Come prepared to sit on the floor one-on-one with your child for this program. Story time generally lasts 45 minutes, and caregivers are expected to attend. No registration required.
Date: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, September 17th - November 27th
Craft Mondays (Ages: 2 - 5yrs)
Books and crafts come together in this exciting program for preschoolers, toddlers, and their caregivers. We will read a story and then everyone will enjoy a tie-in craft that you can take home! Come prepared to get messy sometimes. Art has been proven to be an essential component of early literacy, which will help prepare your child for the classroom as well as establish an early love of learning. This program generally lasts 30-45 minutes and caregivers are expected to attend. No registration required.
Date: Mondays, October 7th - November 25th (No programs October 14th and November 11th)