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Library hosts beach story time

Published: Fri, April 12, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Maggie Smith listened to Boardman librarian John Yingling read a book about a rainbow fish at the Boardman library March 27.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Victor (left) and Patrick Berlon and Stephen Smith (right) listened to Boardman librarian John Yingling read "Who's Hiding at the Beach" at the story time March 27.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Boardman librarian John Yingling read "At the Beach," a book about the different things one might see at the beach, such as a pail and shovel, crabs, sunglasses, and more.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.A child worked on her rainbow fish craft at the story time for two- and three-year-olds at the Boardman library March 27.



Boardman librarian John Yingling hosted a story time for toddlers all about the beach and the sea March 27.

He began by reading “At the Beach,” which was about the different objects one might see while at the beach, such as a pail and shovel, crabs, sunglasses, umbrellas, and more. He also read “Who’s Hiding? At the Beach” by Christiane Gunzi, which was a lift-the-flap book about where different animals hide at the beach.

Other books read at the story time included “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister and “Beach Party!” by Harriet Ziefert and Simms Taback, which asked children to crawl and move like the sea animals mentioned in the book.

Yingling performed different activities and rhymes at the story time as well, such as “Five Little Seashells,” which involved using a large clap to simulate a wave coming from the tide. Yingling told a story using the magnetic board about a giant squid that thought he was the biggest animal in the ocean. He remained the largest animal against the jellyfish, clams, octopi, crabs, and even turtles, until the whale came along. The children also danced to a song about diving into the ocean and all of the sea life seen when diving into the ocean.

Yingling ended the story time with a craft of making a rainbow fish using colored papers, stickers, glitter, and a paper plate.

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