Pre-K Stories, Films, Activities

Strega Nona

BTE's Elizabeth Dowd is back with another bedtime (or anytime) story. This time, it's Strega Nona, an italian folktale with an overly energetic pasta pot. 

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Fingerplays with Nina White

Do you know what a 'fingerplay' is? Let Nina White, from the James V. Brown Library in Williamsport show you how these simple games develop your little one's Early Literacy skills.  PARENTS: the first five minutes of this video are for you. The activity to share with your child can be seen starting at 5:22. For more, visit our Fingerplay page here.

Helpers in Our Communitiy

Lisa Doerschler reads a book about community and the people that make it possible. That's a good thing to think about now, isn't it?

Charlie's First Day

The first day of Pre-School is always a little daunting, especially if you are a bit different. Charlie finds out that it's not only going to be OK, it's going to be fun.

Created by the Town Park Village Center of the Columbia Child Development  Program.

Elizabeth Dowd reads Henry and Mudge

Who doesn't love a good bedtime story. Grab your hot chocolate, put on your pajamas, settle back and enjoy. See more at .

OK kids, at some point, you'll take a trip to the dentist. It's not bad at all. Our friends from the Columbia Child Development Program will show you what will happen.

Music, movement and imagination. What's not to like? Katie, Sam and Joshua wlll how simple it is to mix those for a simples, safe, active, at home activity. Watch for Katie's Summer Camps at the Children's Museum.

Here's a nice physically active (gross motor), rhythmic (builds coordination and is mathematic) musical activity that is also kinda just fun.You can make the shakers out of plastic Easter eggs and beans (or peas or pasta or... you get the idea.)

What is better for a day at home than a story, well read? Pre-School teacher Lisa Herald-Doerschler has a fun one for you, Karen Beaumont's  I Ain't Gonna Paint No More.

Poles Apart

Ms.Leandro's first grade class from Cambridge Springs Elementary has a well performed version of Poles Apart, written by Celia Warren and illustrated by Mike Terry.  Wow, the power of friendship.

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