Story time brings color to life
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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Children hid stuffed animals under the parachute while another child had to guess what color the animals were under during the Boardman library story time on Aug. 17.
Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.The children put two balls on the parachute that would bounce up and down when they moved the parachute during the Boardman library story time on Aug. 17.
Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.The younger children moved the parachute up and down with the help of the adults during story time on Aug. 17 at the Boardman library.
Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Children ran under the parachute when their color was called during story time at the Boardman library on Aug. 17.
Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.The children who attended story time at the Boardman library on Aug. 15 stood in a line, each holding up an animal from the book "Brown Bear."
By ALEXIS BARTOLOMUCCI
The Boardman library hosted a special parachute- and color-themed story time on Aug. 17.
Karen Saunders, a youth librarian, led the story time with stories and activities with rainbow parachutes. The children sat behind the story snakes as Saunders read the books “Ten Hungry Rabbits” and “Brown Bear” to emphasize the theme of colors.
For both of the books, Saunders passed out different items to children to use to participate in story time. Saunders passed out different colored paper and papers with food on them from “Ten Hungry Rabbits.” When that colored food was brought up in the book, the children put their food and color paper on the white board. For the book “Brown Bear” some of the children received one of the animals from the book and others received colors of paper. As each animal was mentioned in the book, the child with that animal would stand in the front until all characters were called.
After Saunders finished the stories, the children divided into two groups for the younger and older children. Both groups got a rainbow parachute to play with that would be used for other activities. Saunders placed two balls on each of the parachutes and the children had to bounce the balls up and down and try to not let them hit the floor. The other activity Saunders had the children participate in was a game of animal hide and seek. A few stuffed animals would be put under the parachute and one of the children had to guess what color panels the animals were under. Story time programs are offered several times at the Boardman library throughout the month. The next story time will be on Aug. 24 and will be all about chalk.