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Saturday morning in the library

We like going to the Merida English Library. Amongst other events there is a storytelling program for children every Saturday morning. If we can, we are there. Here is why.

The storytelling in the library is meant first of all for children who want to learn English. It is not a must to speak English, because the workshop is bilingual in English and Spanish.

The workshop always starts with a greeting song, followed by other short songs or nursery rhymes with some activities, like playing with a scarf or just with our hands.
After this comes a short story read from a book. The main points are told in English and also in Spanish.

The story is about some actual happening if there is something special at the time. This week it was about Thanksgiving. After greeting each other with a song, we shook up our bodies and then sang a song about the autumn and could listen to the story of the day.

When the story ends, the kids can craft something.
This week we made a turkey, with all the things we are thankful for. After finishing the artwork the workshop is over, you can take your artwork home.

Here are some artwork we created in the last weeks at the library.

A polar bear with some paint and a fork.

After listening to a story about a boy, everybody could draw himself with pencils or crayons, creating his hair from leaves.

We already made some ghosts and Jack O’lanterns of the role of toilet paper.

Who visits this program? Children aged usually 1,5 to 7 years, and my 10-year-old son. There are Mexican children and also foreign children. English speakers, Spanish speakers, bilinguals and those who speak neither Spanish nor English.  Why not give it a try next week, if you are in Mérida?

 

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