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On the Road: D for Dressage

Hi Friends

Monday was a school holiday for my kiddos, so it was the perfect day to try something new! Kinda windy up on that thar hill...but see if you can guess where we adventure-d:

Here are some more clues:

We visited a new friend, Lisa at her Horse Farm. What do you know about horses?

We learned about two different types of saddles, helped a horse named Bubba do stretching exercises & found out that the hoof is actually like a big fingernail, with smaller nails on the back of the leg above the ankle.

Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,

To see a fine lady upon a white horse;

Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,

And she shall have music wherever she goes

Some of you might remember this song from storytime at the library. It's a perfect lapsit for little ones to practice the rhythm of language.

Sit on the floor with your legs stretched out in front. You can bounce a stuffed animal or young child on your lap while we sing:

Here we come a galloping, galloping, down the country lane

Faster! Here we come a galloping, galloping, down the country lane

Faster! Here we come a galloping, galloping, down the country lane

(keep singing & bouncing faster & faster until you you tangle up in giggles)

Today our featured story comes from Ms. Torres:

Do you ever feel like Horse did in this book? What could you do with those feelings? Sometimes people like to make a drawing to help them with difficult feelings. What's your favorite animal?

Maybe you love horses, or dogs or dragons! See if you could gather some supplies & make your own animal inspired marionette. Then you can act out a story about feelings with your creation:

Well friends, I'm gld you came to share in the fun today!

Toodleloo, kangaroos


The Hampton Community Library would like to thank the Allegheny Regional Asset

District, the Township of Hampton, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,

and generous corporate/individual sponsors for their support.

E-mail Hampton Community Library

Web Address:

3101 McCully Road

Allison Park, PA  15101

Phone:  (412) 684-1098

Fax:  (412) 684-1097

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