by Bethany Thomas
Today at Toddler Time we wore our pajamas! We read Native American Night Before Christmas by adapted & written by Gary Robinson ; illustrated by Jesse T. Hummingbird, a wonderful story: “An innovative retelling of the classic Christmas tale, this full-color book takes a whimsical look at what Christmas Eve might be like for an American Indian family when Old Red Shirt (the Indian Santa Claus) comes a- calling with his team of flying white buffalo to deliver fry bread, commodities and other goodies. Renowned Cherokee artist Jesse Hummingbird’s inspired illustrations transform the author’s playful adaptation into a fresh and modern work of art. A delight for people of all ages and cultures, especially those interested in Native customs and art.”–publisher’s website.
The Christmas Crocodile by Bonny Becker is a story about a crocodile who doesn’t try to be bad, not really, and a little girl who sees the best in him.
The kids made finger paint Christmas trees. Finger painting is an awesome activity for kids to build their fine motor skills, to explore their senses, use their imaginations, identify and mix colors, and so much more.
Toddler Time is 10am – 11am every Friday. The Library opens to all patrons at noon on Fridays; Friday mornings the little ones rule the roost!
We will not have Toddler Time the last two weeks of December. See you in January!