Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wee Reads: Konnichiwa!

For the past six years the Lansdowne Public Library has been a proud participant in the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, and this year's participation was even more extraordinary as we observed the devastation occurring in Japan. For our story times we had a special guest and we will also collect donations for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

We were honored and delighted to welcome guest reader Yoshiko!

She shared with us a Japanese version of
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes:

Atama, kata, hiza, ashi, hiza, ashi.
Atama, kata, hiza, ashi, hiza, ashi.
Me to mimi to kuchi to hana.
Atama, kata, hiza, ashi, hiza, ashi.

Chuku from our story
And helped  translate our favorite Kamishibai Play, The Mouse's Wedding.
We also practiced more origami...a mouse to read our story with us!


Wee Reads has a bilingual Polish storyhour, Polskie Bajki  the first Thursday of each month. Our theme for Summer 2011 is One World, Many Stories in which we will explore even more cultures and traditions from around the world!

Older children enjoyed origami

Even our preschoolers loved folding!

Ms. Rachee, wearing a crown, showing off her origami cat chasing an origami mouse

If you are interested in donating money to the Japan relief please drop off your checks at the Lansdowne Public Library and we will send them to the Red Cross. Checks can be made out to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund with the memo line that states "Japan Earthquake," which ensures the money is used for the Japan relief.  

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