Family resources

Family resources

Overview

Here you will find our created resources and links to external resources to help with your child's literacy needs.

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We offer a monthly eNewsletter highlighting our programs and offering resources for parents and carers. Keep up to date on what we are offering and get in early for those high demand activities.

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Songs & rhymes

Spotify playlists

We've compiled a number of playlists of the songs we use and/or recommend for interacting with your child.

  

 


Crafts

We do lots of craft in our Storytime sessions. We've recorded some so you can make them at home. We've included links to Storybox to provide a book to go with the craft if you would like to a Storytime session at home, or just spend some activity time with your child.

Create & craft

We have created a series of videos detailing some of the crafts we offer in Storytime. We've linked them to a book that compliments the craft, so if you wanted to, you could have your own Storytime session with your child or a group of children and parents.

You can log into Storybox with your library card:

  • Go to the Storybox page.
  • Type in your library card number in the box in the centre of the screen.
  • Click the Log in button and search for stories.

Alternatively, you can click on the links provided with the videos to go directly to the books nominated.

 

Macca the Alpaca

 

This craft is designed to be created in partnership with the picture book, Macca the Alpaca

The video has been sped up, however, you can pause it as you go along. Details on how to log into Storybox, a list of supplies and any templates needed for the craft are below.

Create and craft: Macca the Alpaca

This craft is designed to be created in partnership with the picture book, Macca the Alpaca, by Matt Cosgrove. You can log into Storybox to hear the story with your library card.

 If you are not already logged into Storybox:

  • Click the link above to go to the Storybox page for this book.
  • To log in, hover over the 'log in' link at the top right of the page and click on 'Public Library & Tertiary'.
  • Choose 'City of Unley' from the library list and type in your library card number.
  • Click the Log in button and the story video will start.

For this craft you will need:

  • 1 x paper plate (cut in half)
  • 1 x template printed on card
  • 1 x googly eye
  • 2 x patty pans
  • 2 x squares of decorative paper (we used glitter paper but pearl paper would also work)
  • 1 x cotton wool ball
  • 1 x strip of crepe paper
  • Assorted pompoms
  • Coloured textas
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Sticky tape
  • Alpaca template to download and print(PDF, 30KB)

 

The great rabbit chase

This craft is designed to be created in partnership with the picture book, The Great Rabbit Chase.

The video has been sped up, however, you can pause it as you go along. Details on how to log into Storybox, a list of supplies and any templates needed for the craft are below.

The Great Rabbit Chase

This craft is designed to be created in partnership with the picture book, The Great Rabbit Chase, by Australian author Freya Blackwood. You can log into Storybox to hear the story with your library card 

 If you are not already logged into Storybox:

  • Click the link above to go to the Storybox page for this book.
  • To log in, hover over the 'log in' link at the top right of the page and click on 'Public Library & Tertiary'.
  • Choose 'City of Unley' from the library list and type in your library card number.
  • Click the Log in button and the story video will start.

For this craft you will need:

  • 1 x copy of the template, printed on card - template to download and print(PDF, 36KB)
  • Small handful of cotton wool balls
  • 1 x small pompom
  • 2 x googly eyes
  • 1 x piece of glittery/specialty paper
  • 1 x head sized piece of frieze tape/ribbon/card
  • Access to scissors, glue, textas, stapler

Directions:

  • Cut out the ears template
  • Cut out specialty paper to fit the inside part of the ears and glue on
  • Glue around the outside part of the ears and stretch out the cotton wool balls and stick on
  • Measure frieze tape around head and staple.
  • Staple ears to the frieze tape
  • Glue on googly eyes and pompom nose
  • Use a texta to draw some whiskers
  • Wear your adorable bunny ears at Easter time