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You, Your Child and Your Library
Children’s learning starts at home and you are your child’s first and best teacher. Reading together is the most important gift that you can give your young child. We hope that you will introduce them to the magic and wonder of books as early as possible.

In this workbook, you will find many activities to do with your child and lots of good books to read together. These books can be borrowed free of charge from your neighbourhood branch of the Hamilton Public Library. No child is too young to have a library card of their very own. There is no minimum age and no charge. A library card is a key that unlocks the world of information and imagination.

Happy reading and learning.

This workbook was made possible by a grant from the Early Years Challenge Fund provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services of Ontario to the Hamilton Public Library. Additional funding was provided by The Hamilton Community Foundation, The Share the Stories Funding Program, Special Gifts Fund: Hamilton Public Library, National Book Service and the Community Action Program For Children.

The following community partners worked together to make this project possible:

Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara Community Access to Child Health Community Action Program For Children Hamilton Public Library Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board National Book Service Settlement and Integration Services Organization

Table of Contents

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How to use this workbook

Library Basics

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It’s My First Day of School. What do I do?

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Kindergarten Arts Expectation Activity

Kindergarten Language Expectation Activity

Kindergarten Mathematics Expectation Activity

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Kindergarten Personal and Social Development Expectation Activity

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Kindergarten Science and Technology Expectation Activity

Report a lost card to your nearest branch immediately. glue. a sticker sheet and this workbook. If a child borrows adult materials. 4 . require the signature of a parent or guardian to get a library card. Always check your receipt to ensure accurate due dates. Read two books from the booklist at the end of each activity. Returns Materials may be returned to any branch of the Hamilton Public Library. Most materials can be borrowed for 21 days but there are some popular materials such as magazines and videos that have a shorter due date. You are responsible for any item borrowed on your card. Overdue Notices and Bills Overdue service charges are charged for each day that an item is late. Place a sticker on the last page of each activity when you are finished. Your child’s teacher will put it on display for everyone to see. Lost Cards Your library card is like a credit card. Library Basics Library Card Library cards are free to anyone living in Hamilton. they will be charged adult charges.How to use this workbook You have been given a canvas bag. Charges are based on the type of material borrowed. showing their name and current address. Work on one activity at a time. There are five activities in this workbook that you will complete with your child. Children 13 years of age and under. Visit your local library branch or bookmobile stop to borrow them. You may need scissors. Return the workbook to your child’s classroom when the book is complete. tape and crayons. Adults require two pieces of identification.

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Wave to your parents and tell them you will see them at the end of your school day.). jacket. you will hang up anything you brought with you (coat. You will listen as your teacher reads you a story or tells you what you will be doing. Do not run or play in line. Get all your things together that you will be taking home. You don’t want to be late your first day of school. Now it is time to go home. The teacher will likely ask you to go and sit on the floor in the carpet area. you do not want to be loud. story time and so much more. Remember to take a healthy snack for snack time with your new friends. Wait for the bell to ring. always look at the front of the line. Make sure you have helped the teacher clean up and all the toys are put away. You will be able to play with them again the next time you are at school. As you walk down the hall to your class. remember to bring a lunch. It is always a good idea to look at your teacher. When inside the school. What do I do? Parents should read and explain this page to their child.It’s My First Day of School. Your parents will be waiting for you outside. school bag. Before school starts Parents need to call your school as soon as possible in the new year to register your child for Kindergarten (JK). There will be lots of other children in your new school. The teacher will come for you and you will enter the school. Once the bell rings line up at the Kindergarten door with the other children and wait for your teacher to come and get you. Once in your classroom. • • • • • • • • • • MY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL WAS SO MUCH FUN! 6 . Your school day is full of lots of fun. always remember to use a quiet voice. Line up one child behind the other. If you will be staying all day. keep your hands to yourself. etc. First day of school • Be on your school playground area 10 minutes before the bell rings. playtime with your new friends. you will get ready to go home. When your school day is over.

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Cut out the cloud in this booklet and colour it. 2. 6. 7. Materials 1. Make your own rainbow. 4. shape and size Use a variety of tools and materials to create art works Activity: Rainbow Instructions: 1. Scissors Crayons Tape or Glue to attach the rainbow strips 8 . Say the names of the colours of the rainbow. Attach the pieces of the rainbow to the bottom of your cloud. Colour each of the shapes. For example. 3. colour the Blue Triangle blue. Colour and cut out each piece of the rainbow. 3. 2.Kindergarten Arts Expectation Your child will be able to: • • Identify colours. 5. Now you have your own rainbow! Join the shapes. Read and enjoy the poem Rainbow Paintbox with your child. Draw a line joining each one of the shapes that is the same. Each piece of the rainbow is named.

when the rain has gone away.Read and enjoy the poem with your child. and orange as a tiger lily. and green as grass beneath our feet. and violet like flowers. a red so bright and bonny. a rosy red. that gives us all our light. as dark as night. All the colours of the rainbow I can name them all for you today: Red there is. Yellow as the blazing sun. These are the colours nature paints the sky with after showers. so bold and tawny. blue as the sky so bright. 9 . Rainbow Paintbox I can see a rainbow. There’s indigo.

Join the shapes Blue Triangle Green Square Orange Rectangle Purple Circle Purple Circle Blue Triangle Green Square Orange Rectangle 10 .

Make your own Rainbow 11 .

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Make your own rainbow Red Orange Yellow Blue Green Purple 13 .

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Say the names of the colours with your child and say the name of each fruit or vegetable. Look at the different coloured fruits and vegetables. Colour pictures RED.Parent-Tips v Go on a colour hunt. v Have a RED day. Here are more stories with colours and shapes that can be borrowed from your local public library. Eat something RED. Take your child grocery shopping with you. v Sort a box of coloured candy by colour. v Fill empty jars with water. Children who are read to are more likely to love books and to be good readers. Mix water with food colouring to make coloured water. Elmer’s Colors * Floppy In The Dark * In My World It Looked Like Spilt Milk Mouse Paint One Grey Mouse Planting A Rainbow Red Is Best Spot Goes To School The Blue Balloon The Very Hungry Caterpillar * David McKee Guido van Genechten Lois Ehlert Charles Green Shaw Ellen Stoll Walsh Katherine Burton Lois Ehlert Kathy Stinson Eric Hill Mick Inkpen Eric Carle *Find this book at the public library in Urdu and English 15 .

Borrow the book Brown Bear. 5. 3. Colour the animals in this booklet.Kindergarten Language Expectation Your child will be able to: Use language patterns and sound patterns to identify words and predict the next word. Before you read the story turn each page and have your child name the animals and colours. What sound does each animal make? 6. Materials 1. Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr. Scissors Crayons 16 . Have your child draw a picture of their teacher to end the story. Ask your child to look at the picture on the cover and have your child predict what the book will be about based on what they see. Read the book together with your child. 2. 4. from your local library. 2. • Activity: Brown Bear. Brown Bear Instructions: 1.

A brown bear A red bird A yellow duck. A black sheep A goldfish 17 . A white dog. A blue horse A green frog A purple cat.

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19 .e. What happens first in the story? What happens next in the story? What happens last in the story? Encourage your child to use household objects or toys to make other patterns: i. Brown Bear. truck v· v· v· Children who are read to are more likely to love books and to be good readers. spoon. Up. Gwenyth Swain Mantra Publishing Mantra Publishing Bill Martin. Bill Martin. Jr. spoon. Here are more stories with lots of repetition and patterns that can be borrowed from your local public library.Parent-Tips v v Discuss the events of the story with your child. Jr. fork. What Do You Hear? Sam’s First Day* Sheep In A Jeep The Cake That Mack Ate Up. Polar Bear. Brown Bear. What Do You See? Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Eating* Let’s Read* Phrases For School* Polar Bear. truck. spoon. doll. fork. fork or doll. truck. David Mills Nancy Shaw Rose Robart Robert Munsch Mantra Publishing *Find this book at the public library in Urdu and English. doll. Jr. Down Words For School* Bill Martin.

Scissors 2. 3. Cut out the ThreeBilly Goats pictures. Cut out the finger puppets and dramatize the story with your child. Goat. 2. This is called patterning Materials 1. Tape for Finger Puppets 20 . Goat. Arrange the pictures in a pattern: Troll. and the three pictures of the wolf. Troll.Kindergarten Mathematics Expectation • Your child will be able to identify and create simple patterns. Activity: The Three Billy Goats Gruff Instructions: 1. Goat. Goat. Troll. Read and enjoy the story with your child. Crayons 3. Troll. 4.

“Well then. The Troll was never seen again. the little Billy Goat Gruff.” said the Troll. be off with you. Next the big Billy Goat Gruff started over the bridge.” “No. “Who’s that tripping over my bridge?” yelled the Troll. TRIP. . you’re not. First the youngest Billy Goat Gruff decided to cross the bridge.” said the Billy Goat. “TRIP. Wait till the second Billy Goat Gruff comes along. I’m much too little. “Who’s that tripping over my bridge?” yelled the Troll. Under the bridge lived a Troll who was very mean and very ugly. “It is I. TRAP. Then the big Billy Goat Gruff went up to the meadow to join his brothers.” said the Troll.Read and enjoy the story with your child. They lived in a valley and the name of all three Billy Goats was “Gruff. “I’m going to the meadow to make myself fat. TRAP!” went the bridge. Next. “Trip. be off with you.” “No. Trap. the middle Billy Goat Gruff. “I’m very big and very strong. Wait till the third Billy Goat Gruff comes along. They decided to go up the hillside to a rich meadow full of grass and wildflowers where they could eat and get fat. “Trip.” said the Troll.” said the Billy Goat. “for I’m going to gobble you up!” “Oh. He’s much bigger. the middle Billy Goat Gruff decided to cross the bridge.” said the Troll. Trap!” went the bridge. the big Billy Goat Gruff.” said the little Billy Goat in a very tiny voice. ugly Troll. you’re not.” said the Billy Goat in a voice as loud as the Troll’s. “It is I. “Now I’m coming to gobble you up!” roared the Troll. and the big Billy Goat Gruff butted him with his horns and pushed him off the bridge.” There was very little grass in the valley and the three Billy Goats were hungry. please don’t eat me. The Three Billy Goats Gruff Once upon a time there were three Billy Goats. “Well let’s see you try. “Who’s that tramping over my bridge?” yelled the Troll. “It is I. Trap. He’s much bigger.” said the Billy Goat in a louder voice. Trip. “for I’m going to gobble you up!” “Oh. “Well then. Trap!” went the bridge. But on the way to the meadow was a bridge over a stream. “I’m going to the meadow to make myself fat. THE END Based on The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone 21 . please don’t eat me.” said the big Billy Goat Gruff.” So up climbed that mean. Together they got so fat that they could hardly walk home again. Trip.

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23 .Cut out the finger puppets and dramatize the story with your child.

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25 . Troll. Troll. This is called patterning. and the three pictures of the Troll. Troll. Goat. Goat.Cut out the Three Billy Goats pictures. Arrange the pictures in a pattern: Goat.

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e. truck. fork or doll. spoon. truck. doll. fork. 27 . spoon. spoon. fork. What happens first in the story? What happens next in the story? What happens last in the story? Encourage your child to find household objects or toys and name their colours.Parent-Tips v Discuss the events of the story with your child. Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed Eileen Christelow Henny Penny Werner Zimmerman Mouse Count Ellen Stoll Walsh My Arctic 123 Michael Kusugak Splash! * Flora McDonnell Spot Can Count Eric Hill The Giant Turnip * Henriette Barkow The Three Billy Goats Gruff * Henriette Barkow What Shall We Do With The Boo Hoo Baby? * Cressida Cowell *Find this book at the public library in Urdu and English. Here are more stories with lots of repetition and patterns that can be borrowed from your local public library. truck v v v v Children who are read to are more likely to love books and to be good readers. i. doll.

Read and enjoy the poem Family with your child. Have your child draw a picture of themselves in the picture frame. 28 . Activity: Family Instructions: 1.Kindergarten Personal and Social Development Expectation • Your child will feel wonder and curiosity about the world and demonstrate awareness of their environment. 2. Discuss who is in your family: How many girls? How many boys? What colour eyes do the people in your family have? What colour hair do the people in your family have? Who is the oldest? Who is the youngest? Where is your child in the family order? 3.

we’re short and tall. from many homes. Our skins are different colours too. we work and play. 4. 3. we’re young and old. The world’s a lovely place to be because we are a family. Re-read the poem Family Put your family in the flower garden. Family Our family comes.4. our eyes are blue. We laugh and cry. We’re everything that we can be and still we are a family. Our hair is straight our hair is brown. 2. You may want to draw in their faces instead and you may need to add more flowers for additional people in your family! Materials 1. 29 . 5. We’re girls and boys. we help each other every day. we’re big and small. Place a photo of each of your family members in one of the flowers in the garden. Crayons Scissors Glue or tape Family photographs Read and enjoy the poem with your child.

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v Talk about special family events. Children who are read to are more likely to love books and to be good readers. Carrying * Celebrating * Come On Daisy * Franklin In The Dark Gifts Handa’s Surprise * If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Owl Babies Where The Wild Things Are Whose Mouse Are You? Gwenyth Swain Gwenyth Swain Jane Simmons Paulette Bourgeois Jo Ellen Bogart Eileene Browne Laura Numeroff Martin Waddell Maurice Sendak Robert Kraus *Find this book at the public library in Urdu and English.Parent-Tips Talk to your child about their family history. v Make a scrapbook of family memories. Here are more stories with lots of repetition and patterns that can be borrowed from your local public library. v Tell your child the story of when they were born. 32 .

2. Read and enjoy the poem Winter. 33 . Ask you child to tell you what season it is. Is it winter. spring. Look outside the window and talk about the weather. Spring. Fall with your child.Kindergarten Science and Technology Expectation • • • • Your child will demonstrate understanding and care of the natural world Your child will describe some natural occurrences Your child will identify patterns and cycles in their daily lives such as the changes in the seasons Your child will identify different kinds of weather Activity: Seasons Instructions: 1. Talk about what clothes to wear in each season. Summer. Is it raining? Is it cloudy? Is the sun shining? Is it hot? Is it cold? Is it snowing? 4. summer or fall? 3.

5. Sing the Itsy Bitsy Spider song Read and enjoy the poem with your child. 8. 7. When does it rain? In the summer? In the winter? In the spring? In the fall? 6. 34 . Make a Spider Finger puppet. Colour and cut out the Spider Finger puppet. Bend the tabs behind the puppet so that it fits your child’s finger.

Crayons 2. Tape or Glue to finish the finger puppet 35 . Scissors 3.Make a Spider Finger Puppet Materials 1.

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Bitsy Spider The itsy. bitsy spider climbed up the spout again. And the itsy. 37 . Out came the sun and dried up all the rain. bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout.The Itsy. Down came the rain and washed the spider out.

Parent-Tips v v In the winter plan a snowman day. Look for signs of spring such as buds on trees. In the fall go for a walk and collect signs of fall such as dried leaves and nuts v Children who are read to are more likely to love books and to be good readers. rain. Go outside and build a snowman v In the spring go on a spring treasure hunt. dandelions. spring flowers. green grass. Here are more stories with colours and shapes that can be borrowed from your local public library. or robins . v In the summer make a cool treat to eat outside. people gardening. Yellow Leaf The Snowy Day The Water Hole Walking Through The Jungle * Paulette Bourgeois David McKee Nancy Wilcox Richards Mick Inkpen Robert Munsch Lois Ehlert Ezra Jack Keats Graeme Base Debbie Harter *Find this book at the public library in Urdu and English 38 . Big Sarah’s Little Boots Elmer’s Weather * Farmer Joe’s Hot Day Kipper’s Snowy Day Mud Puddle Red Leaf.

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