Toddlertime

Join Miss Katie & the Explorers on an adventure, learning through song and dance.

Every week we will publish a new video along with a recommended picture book from our online collection and a complimentary craft activity that you can do at home.

These activities are ideal for children 0-5 years old.

About me

What colour is your hair? What is your favourite food?

Do you have your own way of dancing and what do you want to be when you grow up?

Miss Katie explores what makes us different, what makes us the same and how we are all special and unique!

 

Picture book

This week's picture book is Our Home Our Heartbeat, by Adam Briggs.

You can read the book in Storyblox.

You'll need your library card to log in to Storyblox.

 

Activity

Create a book shaped in your hand print, with the help of a grown-up. Draw and write things about yourself on each page, making the book all about you!

You'll need:

  • instructions 

  • white paper

  • coloured paper

  • scissors

  • hole punch

  • ribbon

  • crayons or coloured pencils.

Download and print your template:

Animals

This week Miss Katie takes us on an adventure to the animal kingdom!

Help Miss Katie find the animals around her, make animal sounds and learn how to protect them.

Miss Katie takes us on an adventure to the animal kingdom! Help Miss Katie find the animals around her, make animal sounds and learn how to protect them.

 

Picture book

This week's picture book is Cat and Dog, by Jonathan Bentley.

You can read the book in Storybox.

You'll need your library card to log in to Storyblox.

 

Activity

Cats are one of the many animals we can keep as pets. With the help of a grown-up, create your own curious little cats at home!

You'll need:

  • instructions (PDF)

  • black cardboard

  • coloured paper

  • white paper

  • glue

  • scissors

  • hole punch

  • googly eyes.

Healthy bodies

Miss Katie shows us how fun it is to look after our bodies! With games, yummy food and relaxing exercise.

 

Picture book

This week's picture book is Love Your Body, by Jessica Saunders.

You can read the book in Storyblox.

You'll need your library card to log in to Storyblox.

 

Activity

Let's make something that shows off you and your personality!

You'll need:

At the beach

Sing and dance along with Miss Katie as you find out what you can see and do when you are at the beach!

 

 

Picture book

This week's picture book is Chip the Lifeguard, by Kylie Howarth.

You can read the book in Storybox.

You'll need your library card to log in to Storyblox.

 

Activity

Now that it's spring there's lots of new growth in evergreen trees and deciduous trees (those that are losing their leaves in winter are getting their leaves back). Next time you're out for a walk gather up leaves from various trees and bushes, such as Eucalypts or gum trees, Photinias as well as ferns and needles.

Use the leaves you have found to create your own fish design.

Download and print your fish template:

More information

What's coming up

We are releasing a new set of activities each week:

  • 23 September: At the beach

  • 30 September: Healthy bodies

  • 07 September: Animals

  • 14 October: About me

  • 21 October: Getting around

Join the library

You can join the library online and get access to all of our electronic resources.

You'll need to fill in an online form with your details. 

We'll give you a temporary barcode number that you can use straight away. When we reopen, you'll be able to come in to the library to collect your card.

Reset your password

Reset your password online

Or you can contact us via email: enquiry@bayside.nsw.gov.au 

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cartoon children walking around the Earth with text: Miss Katie & the Explorers