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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime with the featured story: EXTRA YARN

It looks like an ordinary box of ordinary yarn.
But it turns out it isn’t.

Story by Mac Barnett

Illustrated by Jon Klassen


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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime with the featured story: THE BEAR ATE YOUR SANDWICH

Bear meets sandwich, adventure ensues. . . . An irresistible treat of a story!

Story by Julia Sarcone-Roach


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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime with the featured story: DRAGONS LOVE TACOS

Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You’re in red-hot trouble.

Story by Adam Rubin

Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri


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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime with the featured story: THE BLUR

From the very beginning, there was something different about this child… An ultrasonic voice. Fantastically elastic limbs. Super-magnetic powers. But it wasn’t until the child took her first steps that she became: THE BLUR!

Story by Minh Lê

Illustrated by Dan Santat


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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime with the featured story: STICKING WITH YOU

A gorgeously warm, funny book about everything a friendship can be – for anyone who’s ever had a friend.​

Wherever you’re going, I’m going too.
Whatever you’re doing, I’m sticking with you.

It’s wonderful to have good friends to see you through the good times and the bad. But sometimes, friends can also be a bit . . .
well . . . overbearing.

Story by Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Illustrated by Steve Small


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#FamilyLiteracyDay takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Since 1999, thousands of schools, libraries, literacy organizations and other community groups have taken part in the initiative.

Enjoy the stories, resources and activity ideas from popular posts from our website!

FAMILY LITERACY ACTIVITIES & RESOURCES

TLE’S FAMILY LITERACY SERIESLEARNING IN THE OUTDOORSWINTER STORIES
STORIES TO GROW BYFAMILY ACTIVITIESSTORYLINE ONLINE
HSBC FAMILY LITERACY FIRSTFREE CHILDREN’S STORIESFREE BINGO CARDS

READING CLUB BOOKS AND ACTIVITIES 2023

GUMMY BEAR READING CLUBTERRIFIC!BE YOU!
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IN MY HEART
IF ALL THE ANIMALSLOUISE LOVES ART

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Use TLE’s Storytime Collection of stories, exciting activities and unique ideas to help raise-a-reader! Reading has many positives and reading together as a family allows you to share those positive experiences. Reading is a fantastic way to make connections with members of your family. Use story themes and messages to develop learning experiences through discovery and play! Taking the time to read together as a family will allow you time to connect and spend time together. Have fun!


EVERYBODY
I AM PEACE

THE SMART COOKIE

AARON SLATER, ILLUSTRATOR
TERRIFIC!BE YOU!
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IN MY HEART
IF ALL THE ANIMALS
LOUISE LOVES ART

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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime featured story I AM PEACE by Susan Verde with art by Peter H. Reynolds

Featured Story: I AM PEACE

Mindfulness means being fully in the present moment. Children can learn how to manage their emotions, make good choices, and balance their busy lives by learning to be mindful, express emotions through speech, find empathy through imagination, and wonder at the beauty of the natural world.

~ by Susan Verde with art by Peter H. Reynolds


Easy Paper Craft

Coloring is an excellent way to practice mindfulness and focus for all ages, but especially for younger kids. It takes something they already do and introduces ways to be more aware of their emotions.

Materials needed

  • Paper
  • Crayons, coloured pencils or markers

Craft Idea:

  • Draw and colour a picture of something you enjoy. Something that makes you happy or gives you feelings of calm.
  • Think about: Why did you choose the colors you used? How are you feeling as you color? Asking questions will help you become more in-tune with your emotions and aware of your thoughts.

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Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships.

The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and MeditationTHE MINDFUL PIRATE
10 Mins Guided Meditation
for Children
The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister

Recipes & Healthy Eating

Cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills.

Yummy Yoga
Joy Bauer Whips Up Healthy Snacks for Kids
Mothering Mandalas: An Artistic Way to Engage Children in Healthy EatingMindful Moment Activity:
Slow Down Sensory Snack

Family Fun: Craft and Activity Ideas

Play promotes healthy development and critical thinking skills. It reinforces memory, helps children understand cause and effect.

10 Awesome Mindfulness Crafts for Kids of All Ages5 Mindfulness Exercises for Kids Video Mindfulness Activities for Kids
22 Mandala Activities
Art & Play Ideas
Mindfulness Activity Ideas to do with KidsColour Your Breath Video
Mindful Art for Kids

Family Yoga: Easy Yoga for Kids

Yoga can enhance your child’s strength, coordination and flexibility, while encouraging body awareness and self-esteem. It can reduce your child’s anxiety and stress and promote a sense of calmness.

At Home Yoga for Kids
with PAW Patrol, Bubble Guppies & Team Umizoomi
Yoga for Kids with Animals
Smile and Learn
Yoga For Kids with Alissa Kepas

Songs and Music

Early music exposure helps children learn by promoting language, creativity, coordination, social interaction, self-esteem

Calm Body Calm Mind Song
Netflix Jr. Jams
Morning Relaxing Music
Positive Background Music
for Kids: Long track
Mindfulness Song for Kids
Slow Things Down

Vocabulary

Vocabulary helps children to think and learn about the world. Expanding a child’s knowledge of words provides unlimited access to new information.

Positive Words for KidsList of Feeling Words for KidsInside Out movie:
Guessing the Feelings

FUN Facts

Young children learn best when information is presented in a playful, engaging manner. Here is some information about Mindfulness.

TED Talks
All it Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes Andy Puddicombe
LiveWell Kids Nutrition
Lesson 1: Mindful Eating
Mindfulness for Kids : What does being present mean?
What Is Mindfulness?
The Mindfulness Toolkit
What is Mindfulness? Explained by ScienceGuyMindfulness at Mealtime: Tips for Bringing Presence & Kindness into Daily Family Life


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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime featured story Aaron Slater, Illustrator by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts

Featured Story: Aaron Slater, Illustrator

Aaron Slater loves listening to stories and dreams of one day writing them himself. But when it comes to reading, the letters just look like squiggles to him, and it soon becomes clear he struggles more than his peers. When his teacher asks each child in the class to write a story, Aaron can’t get a single word down. He is sure his dream of being a storyteller is out of reach . . . until inspiration strikes, and Aaron finds a way to spin a tale in a way that is uniquely his.

~ by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts


Easy Paper Craft

Coloring is an excellent way to practice mindfulness and focus for all ages, but especially for younger kids. It takes something they already do and introduces ways to be more aware of their emotions.

Materials needed

  • Paper
  • Crayons, coloured pencils, paint or markers

Craft Idea:

  • Since Aaron Slater drew his own story, let’s do the same. Using crayons, colored pencils, or paint, create your own “true story” about anything you want. Like Aaron, use visuals versus words to tell the story. When you’re finished, share it with a friend or family member.

More Stories

Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships.

Sophie’s MasterpieceCatch a Ride on RaindropsAnywhere Artist

Recipes & Healthy Eating

Cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills.

Play with Your Food: Fun Recipes for Kids

Family Fun: Craft and Activity Ideas

Play promotes healthy development and critical thinking skills. It reinforces memory, helps children understand cause and effect.

Paint Splat Art Activity
for Kids
Thrill Your Kids with Colorful Squirt Gun PaintingEducational Activities for
Aaron Slater, Illustrator

Songs and Music

Early music exposure helps children learn by promoting language, creativity, coordination, social interaction, self-esteem

7 Songs to Sing With Your Kids to Encourage CreativityImagination
The Singing Lizard
Reading Song | CoComelon Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs

Vocabulary

Vocabulary helps children to think and learn about the world. Expanding a child’s knowledge of words provides unlimited access to new information.

Kindergarten Art Vocabulary17 Ways for Kids
to Learn New Vocabulary
1st Grade Art Vocabulary 

Information & FUN Facts

Young children learn best when information is presented in a playful, engaging manner. Here is some information about reading.

How to Teach Kids to Read
10 Simple Steps

to Try at Home
How Reading Helps Kids GrowHow to Raise-a-Reader

Understanding Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning disability in reading. People with dyslexia have trouble reading at a good pace and without mistakes. They may also have a hard time with reading comprehension, spelling, and writing. People with dyslexia don’t outgrow it. But there are teaching approaches and strategies that can help improve reading skills and manage challenges.

How to Explain Dyslexia
to your Child
Our Newest Dyslexic Hero: Aaron Slater, Illustrator10 Best Apps for Kids with Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities
Signs of Dyslexia
at Different Ages
Common Signs of Dyslexia International Dyslexia AssociationSee Dyslexia Differently


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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime feature story The Smart Cookie from the team of Jory John and Pete Oswald

Featured Story: The Smart Cookie

This cookie has never felt like a smart cookie no matter how hard she tries, especially in comparison to all the clever cupcakes and brilliant rolls in the bakery. Will a dash of creativity and a sprinkle of confidence be enough to help her learn that perfect scores and having all the answers aren’t the only ingredients for intelligence?

~ from the team of Jory John and Pete Oswald


Easy Paper Crafts

Here is an easy paper craft activity to do after reading the book The Smart Cookie.

Materials needed

  • Paper
  • Crayons, coloured pencils or markers

Ideas:

Bring your favourite cookie to life! Draw a picture of your favourite cookie doing something you enjoy doing. It could be doing a sport, playing an instrument, playing with friends…anything you like to do!


Easy Paper Fortune Cookies Tutorial


More Stories

Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships.

If You Give a Mouse a CookieMmm, 🍪 Cookies! The Duckling Gets A Cookie

Recipes

Cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills.

Sprinkle Cookies10 of Our Favorite Cookies for Baking with KidsChocolate Chip Cookies with Cookie Monster! 

Family Fun: Craft and Activity Ideas

Play promotes healthy development and critical thinking skills. It reinforces memory, helps children understand cause and effect.

Art Activities to Build
Self-esteem in Kids
How to Make Pretend CookiesScrapbooking Paper Cookies
Felt Cookies Baking Set

Songs and Music

Early music exposure helps children learn by promoting language, creativity, coordination, social interaction, self-esteem

I’m Me – Just Be YouSesame Street: The First Time Me Eat CookieImagination
The Singing Lizard


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