This Saturday, October 11, Harrington Library will host its third preschool Dance Party. Designed for the whole family, this energetic program starts at 11am, and lasts for about 40 minutes. Everyone moves to the music (no dancing lessons required!), and we read a couple of books which have great rhythm. The children also get a chance to use rhythm sticks, shakers and scarves.
One of the books we will read, I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison and illustrated by Frank Morrison, is very vibrant. It features a young girl and her mother going to the park as she discovers rhythm in all of her senses.
I’m really looking forward to the Dance Party, because it’s so much fun, and I love the smiles on everyone’s faces! Here is a picture from one of the previous programs.
Music and early literacy are intertwined. Language has rhythm, and moving to music helps young children hear it. So, join us for a Dance Party at the library!