Welcome to the Tales for Toddlers page. Here you'll find fun songs, rhymes, activities, and stories that you can share with your toddler this summer.
Summer reading with toddlers is all about finding balance between sharing stories and having active fun with songs and rhymes. Don't worry if your toddler isn't ready to sit still for a whole picture book, just read as much as they like and then you can try a new activity. There are lots of things you can do to help support their early literacy skills, colouring might look like it's just for fun but it's actually helping your toddler develop the fine motor skills needed for when they start writing. Rhyming and singing with your toddler will help them get ready to read as it slows down language so children can hear the different sounds that make up words.
Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing are all important parts of summer reading and we hope you'll enjoy the activities we've shared on this page.
Providing information and programs to support early literacy is a priority of Winnipeg Public Library. Whether we are connecting you with current research about early literacy or designing and offering free Early Literacy Programs to support early literacy skills, we work to provide you and the children you care for services that are relevant, effective and fun.
Read 'Lola at the Library' on TumbleBooks! Click the book cover to get started.
Sing 'The Alphabet Song' with Stephen from Sir William Stephenson Library
Felt Board Fun with Ginny: Five Naptime Blankets
The Alphabet Game
After singing the The Alphabet Song with Stephen you can play the alphabet game. Take turns saying the letters of the alphabet and naming something that starts with that letter. Can you making it all the way to Z without getting stumped?
Rhyme Time with Tegan: Two Little Apples
Check out these fun eBooks for toddlers, available on Overdrive
Request these fun picture books from the Library Catalogue