Preschool Storytime: Your Name is a Song

What is your name? Katie and Boomer are taking you on a journey of names as we read Your Name is a Song by Jamila Thompkins-Bigelow for storytime.

Kindergarten Readiness Tip

It shows love and kindness to learn how to say the names of our friends correctly. Always try your best to do so, and when uncertain, always ask. When you demonstrate this, your kids will learn to do the same.

This video is of the author, Jamila Thompkins-Bigelow, giving the pronunciations of the names in the book. I did my best to say them like she did.

More Name Fun

Why not try making these name rockets? You or your child can write the letters of the name(s).  Start at the top and work your way down to spell out the name. This will help with letter identification and learning names.

Alphabet Name Rocket

Name puzzles are easy to make, and fun for learning letters and names!

Easy name puzzle

I am a huge fan of play dough! It has so many uses: strengthening hands/dexterity, molded and shaped into many different ways, and can be written on with fingers, craft sticks, eating utensils, and just about anything. This is my favorite homemade play dough recipe!

Play Dough







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I am an outreach storyteller for the library. I worked in preschools before arriving at the library. I love my job and hope to help everyone enjoy reading.