Friday, October 26, 2012

Mother Goose goes Pink!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I just could not let the month pass without making a statement of support.  PINK!  We showed our support with the color pink.  Last week I prepared an A-B-C mural for the Mother Goose on the Loose kids to color before our program this week.  And I encouraged parents and children to dress in PINK.

My plan is to display a group photo with the mural in the library.  And maybe our pink kids will end up on the Library FB page!?  The library families signed release forms - so I can place their beautiful children here. Before the kids arrived for story time I colored the background of the mural PINK.  I placed crayons all around and taped the mural to the floor.  Our alphabet is in the pink!


Many of the littlest ones stayed with the Mother Goose pre-story time routine of books and blocks on the rug while older children in the group colored for almost 15 minutes.  A number of the moms colored too.  And I think you all know how much I adore that.  Read with your kids, craft with your kids, talk, sing, dance with your kids!

Here's a coloring couple!

Sometimes coloring is a very serious job!

And if you need a break from coloring - read a book!

We gathered together for the 30 minutes of our Mother Goose on the Loose program and although it was nearing  lunch or nap time for many - they stayed for the photo op!  yay!  Here's another piece of the mural...

...and here are some of the artists!

This was a fun morning - and before we ended I snapped a couple of great books for Bookface.  Today we are suggesting Denise Fleming's Mama Cat Has Three Kittens.  This is an absolutely adorable book.  Mama cat invites the reader in to point to her kittens, Fluffy, Skinny and Boris. 

And a perfect book for fall: Hibernation Station by Michelle Meadows


We also put together a couple of October is all about pink displays.  Here's one from the Children's Dept.

Thanks for visiting Piper Loves the Library.   Please let us know if you have a favorite book - and we will be happy to post it here.  We will be wearing PINK in my little library for Halloween - many thanks to one of the story time families for helping us with our group costume!  Piper will be a Princess, she is very excited.  What will you be?

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