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A PLAY to LEARN activity

Songs and stories will make learning about the world around us fun and exciting for children!

Movement and play is a great way to promote learning. Let’s move and play together!

~ TLE’s Move Into Literacy Storytime and Singalong events with Enza & Shawny!

SPRING

Sing and move to Shawny’s song “It’s So Sunny“!

More Fun Songs by Shawny

Hi HelloGo Go Stop

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring

Listen to a story about spring:

More Great Parent Resources

A Move into Literacy Activity funded by PACTE projects:


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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime with the featured story: Bubbles…UP!

Plunge! A day at the pool is filled with fun. Dunking and splashing. Bumping and laughing. Handstands, somersaults, deep dives, and magical moments full of light. And through it all, the bubbles float to the surface—nose bubbles, mouth bubbles, ear bubbles, rear bubbles—all rising UP!

An everyday visit to the community pool is transformed into an unforgettable celebration of the world underwater, where always and forever bubbles…rise…UP!

Story by Jacqueline Davies

Illustrations by Sonia Sánchez


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Family Resources related to swimming and all things summer!

More Stories

Froggy Learns to SwimSWIMMING LESSONS
The Grimes
The Wonders of Summer
My Summer VacationDay At The BeachThe Night Before Summer Vacation

Craft & Activity Ideas + Resources

Sun Paper CraftRelax By The Pool Hacks40 Snacks to Bring to the Pool
Sesame Street: Bert and Ernie Go Pretend Swimming3D Swimming Fish Craft
For Kids
DIY Miniature Swimming Pool

Music and Songs

Splish, Splash, It’s Pool Time! SUMMER Songs
Wormhole Learning
Fun At the Pool!
Water Safety For Kids
Keep On SwimmingSesame Street: Let’s Go Surfin’ Song with Elmo and Grover!Swimming for the First Time

Craft Activity



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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime with the featured story: I Just Ate My Friend

I just ate my friend. He was a good friend. But now he is gone. Would you be my friend?

A hilarious story about the search for friendship and belonging – and maybe a little bit about the importance of impulse control.

by Heidi McKinnon


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Family Resources related to friendship…and MONSTERS!

More Stories

Monster, Be Good!A Little SPOT Makes FriendsStories for Kids: Friends
Monster Needs One More!Playing With FriendsSesame Street: How to be a Good Friend

Craft & Activity Ideas + Resources

How To Make Friendship BandShoebox MonsterQuick and Easy Monster Apple Snacks
How To Draw A Funny MonsterHow To Draw A Funny Slime MonsterMonster Paper Bag Puppet

Music and Songs

Friendship Song Will You Be a Friend of Mine KiboomersFriends Clap for Children
No Monsters Song!There’s A Monster In My TummyThis Is The Way We Make Friends

Craft Activity



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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime with the featured story: It Began with Lemonade

One scorching hot summer day, a spunky young girl decides to sell lemonade . . . only to find there are too many other young entrepreneurs on her street with the same idea. So she sets off with her lemonade stand and ends up at the river’s edge, where she discovers a most unexpected, quirky, and very thirsty clientele.

Story by Gideon Sterer

Illustrations by Lian Cho


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Family Resources related to perseverance, resilience, summer and lemonade!

More Stories

Perseverance Makes Me StrongerA Little Spot of
Perseverance
Lemonade For Sale
Cooler Than LemonadeJabari JumpsAnd Then Comes Summer

Craft & Activity Ideas + Resources

Easy Summer Crafts for KidsHow to Draw Lemonade Easy and CuteFirst Day of Summer Cupcakes
How to Build a Perfectly Portable Lemonade StandThe Best Lemonade
Recipe… EVER!
How To Draw A Funny Summer Sun

CRAFT ACTIVITY #1

Print this template to colour your own lemonade stand.

CRAFT ACTIVITY #2

Print this template to colour in and make a glass of lemonade. Glue a straw to your lemonade glass for a fun effect. Use your imagination!

Music and Songs

Woo Hoo! It’s Summer!Let’s Get to ItSesame Street: Summer Anthem Song
Don’t Give Up Music VideoKoo Koo – Ice Cold LemonadeI Can Do Anything



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Fun and interactive activities to introduce young children to the alphabet, shapes and numbers

ABC ACTIVITY IDEAS & RESOURCES

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SHAPE ACTIVITY IDEAS & RESOURCES

SHAPE ACTIVITIESSHAPE STORIES
SHAPE SONGS

NUMBER ACTIVITY IDEAS & RESOURCES

NUMBER ACTIVITIESNUMBER STORIES
NUMBER SONGS & VIDEOS

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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime with the featured story: We Love Soccer!

From passing the ball to scoring goals, there’s enough excitement on the soccer field to fill a sunny afternoon! But when Mama starts getting too involved, it’s up to the cubs to remind her what playing soccer is really all about.

Story by Mike Berenstain


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Family Resources related to Soccer and Sports

More Stories

Froggy Plays SoccerThe Boy Who Never Gave UpYapo Saves the Day
Henry Holton Takes the IceCatching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s
Baseball Dream
The Shoe that Flew

Craft & Activity Ideas + Resources

How to Decorate
Soccer Cupcakes
The Soccer Star
Berenstain Bears Video
Learn Colors with
Soccer Ball and More
Origami Paper footballHow To Draw A Soccer PlayerHow To Draw A Girl
Soccer Player
Dangling FootballerStuffed Paper FootballsSesame Street: David Beckham: Persistent

CRAFT ACTIVITY

Print this template (in landscape mode) and use it with children to colour and design a soccer uniform. NOTE: You may have to adjust the % when printing to fit onto one page, depending on your printer set up. Select landscape and adjust % until it all appears on one page before printing.

Music and Songs

Let’s Play Soccer PinkfongThe Berenstain Bears
Opening Theme
Sport Song with Blippi
The Soccer (Football) SongSesame Street
Learn to Play Sports with Elmo
Take Me Out To The
Ball Game



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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime with the featured story: Make Way for Butterfly

This laugh-out-loud story playfully encourages readers to embrace their own uniqueness while also presenting the steps of pollination.

Story and illustrations by Ross Burach


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Family Resources related to Butterflies, Gardens and Flowers

More Stories

Velma Gratch and the
Way Cool Butterfly
The Tiny SeedCaterpillar Shoes
The Crunching
Munching Caterpillar
The Tale of Peter RabbitThe Empty Pot

Craft & Activity Ideas + Resources

Flapping Butterfly CraftHow to make EASY
Paper Flowers
6 Easy Flower crafts for Preschool kids
Easy Paper Butterfly OrigamiThe Butterfly Life CyclePollination For Kids

CRAFT ACTIVITY

Print this template (in landscape mode) and use it with children to colour in the pollen and draw butterflies!

Music and Songs

Sesame Street:
The Flower Song
Butterfly Ladybug
Bumblebee
Butterfly Song
Kiboomers
Five Little CaterpillarsFlowers SongThe Seed Song



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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime with the featured story: I Am Not a Dog Toy

toy bear insists that he’s a kid’s toynot a dog toy–in this story that shows that a true friendship is always one that goes in both directions.

Story by Ethan T Berlin

Illustrated by Jared Chapman


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Family Resources about Friends and Friendship

More Stories

We Are (Not) Friends!My Way to Making FriendsEric Carle Friends
The Giving TreeEllie and Elvis Friendship StoryHelp! A Story of Friendship

Craft and Activity Ideas

Friendship Day Special CardPaper Bear BoxFriendship Day Gift from Paper
How To Draw Best FriendsHow to Draw Best Friends Forever HeartHow To Draw A Teddy Bear

CRAFT ACTIVITY

Print this template and use it with children to make a bear face or attach to a brown paper bag to make a teddybear puppet.

Music and Songs

Sesame Street: How to be a Good FriendThis Is The Way
We Make Friends
I Have A Friend
Friends, Friends 123Let’s Be FriendsFriendship Song



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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime with the featured story: It’s Not Yours, It’s Mine!

Blieka has a favourite toy, and doesn’t want to share. A charming tale about friendship and sharing.

Story by Susanna Moores


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Family Resources about Sharing and Friendship

More Stories

Sharing a Shell
A Story of Friendship
The Rainbow FishAndré Learns to Share
 Just Ate My FriendThe Berenstain Bears
Learn to Share
Crunch!

Craft and Activity Ideas

Keeping “Sharing” Positive
With Pictionary
Knotted Friendship BraceletSnack Time: Share Bears
How To Draw Best FriendsChildren’s Books for Building FriendshipsCraft Time: Share Sticks

CRAFT ACTIVITY

Print this template and use it with children to explore Sharing with Others! Draw a “selfie” picture and fill-in the boxes with words or pictures.

Music and Songs

Sesame Street: Sharing Song!This Is The Way
We Make Friends
Share, Share, Share



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