Move & Groove

Press Here Move and Groove

Full Steam Ahead
A rainbow of colors explodes in nature when the warm weather hits. 

More importantly, the Des Plaines Library goes


with our summer reading program. 

And Move and Groove returns to the parks around Des Plaines.

Today we met at

Blackhawk Park  

and read some colorful tales

starting with the book

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

We then took a break to get our


and danced with bean bags to the Color Song by Jim Gill on the CD

Jim Gill Sing’s Do Re Mi on his Toe Leg Knee

Ms. Becky got the crowd involved when she read the book Presiona Aqui by Herve Tullet

Presiona Aqui by Herve Tullet

If you missed our stories and songs, we left behind a


to practice identifying colors and following directions, important skills in your child’s cognitive development.

A game to play at home when the weather isn't cooperating  is


It's a great way for your child to practice colors while regulating their body.

Below is a list of resources you can find at the library that makes practicing these skills fun.

Picture of the cover of A World of Colors

A World of Colors:  Seeing Colors in a New Way by Marie Houblon

Use your observational skills by searching the pictures to find colors from the expected to the surprising and beyond.

Picture of a DPPL Launchpad

DPPL Launchpad : Monster mash-up!

A world of adventure and learning collides with a monstrous amount of fun in these games, stories, and puzzles! 

Picture of the Counting Ring Flash Cards

Counting ring flash cards

Make counting fun with Mudpuppy's Counting Ring Flash Cards, which feature 20 double-sided cards with numbers on one side and a corresponding illustration with the same number of objects or animals on the other.

Picture of the book Mouse Paint

Preschool kits. Colors.

One of our new kits that comes with two books and two toys all focused on teaching colors to little ones.

Don’t forget to stop by the library to pick up your

Full Steam Ahead Gamecard. 

See you on June 23 at Sesquicentennial Park.

Thank you to the Des Plaines Park District.  

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